University of California, San Diego
AND AREA STUDIES (IICAS)
February 10, 2003
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, RESEARCH PLANNING GRANTS IN
FY 2004 Request for Proposals
The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) announces a competition for grants in support of research planning activities in International Studies. Goals of the program and the application process are described below. Questions about the application process may be directed to IICAS Director Miles Kahler (Tel.: 858-822-5295, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or to members of the IICAS Advisory Committee.
IICAS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Joseph Esherick, History (Committee Chair)
APPLICATION DUE DATE: FRIDAY, 4 APRIL 2003
Applications are invited for grants to support research projects and research planning activities in international, comparative, and cross-regional studies.
IICAS support is directed to faculty members across departments, disciplines, and divisions who share common research interests in international studies. Grants support the research and research planning activities of teams whose intellectual interests promise to produce significant collaborative projects. These grants provide intellectual venture capital to encourage new links among investigators and launch projects that will attract extramural funding.
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria. (Projects need not satisfy all of these criteria.)
(1) An interdisciplinary, inter-divisional and/or comparative subject. (Cross-regional projects are particularly encouraged; multi-country comparative projects also satisfy this criterion.)
(2) Intellectual originality and breadth
(3) Number of faculty and graduate student participants at UCSD
(4) Clarity of project plan
(5) Supplementary funding obtained or sought from UCSD and external sources
(6) Potential for extramural funding
Project funds may be used for research workshops and small conferences, research group meetings, a seminar series linked to a prospective research group, and other activities essential to projects that satisfy the criteria given above. IICAS grants will not be made for individual research. The maximum size of grants is $7,000.
Proposals (no more than 2,000 words) should include:
(a) Statement of purpose
(b) Faculty participants, including brief biographical information
(c) Project plan (a timeline for activities)
(d) Itemized budget
(e) Designated Principal Investigator(s)
Proposals must be received at IICAS (Mail Code: 0539) no later than 4:30 PM, Friday, 4 April 2003. Proposals may also be submitted electronically to Miles Kahler, Director, IICAS (email@example.com). The IICAS Advisory Committee will announce the results of the competition in late April 2003.
All funds received must be expended by 30 June 2004. A brief report describing the results of the project and an accounting of expenditures must be submitted to the Director of IICAS by 30 June 2004.