UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego
 

INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL, COMPARATIVE,
AND AREA STUDIES (IICAS)

October 14, 2004


ACADEMIC SENATE MEMBERS
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF

SUBJECT:    AY 2004-2005 IICAS UNDERGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANTS

The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) announces a competition for travel grants to support research by undergraduates in international, comparative, and area studies. The travel grants will be awarded for two purposes: research for senior honors theses and conference travel. Thesis research will be given priority in the awards.

Awards: Awards will be made for travel between December 2004 and June 2005. Awards will not exceed $1,000. The awards may be used for travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad.

Eligibility: All UCSD undergraduates. Applicants must be registered UCSD students during the period of the proposed travel.

Application Requirements: All student applications must include

1) one-page budget outline

2) description of thesis project or conference to be attended (no
     more than 750 words), including timetable or itinerary and other
     sources of financial support for which application has been made

3) a resume or curriculum vitae

4) transcript

5) one letter of endorsement from a UCSD faculty member familiar
     with the student's work

Applications should be addressed to Diana F. Wilder, MSO, IICAS, Mail Code 0539. Electronic submissions are acceptable (dfwilder@ucsd.edu). Applications must be received at IICAS no later than 4:30 PM on November 23, 2004. The IICAS Advisory Committee will announce the results of the competition by early December 2004.

A second cycle in this competition for AY 2005-2006 will be announced in spring 2005.

Reporting Requirements: All recipients must agree to acknowledge assistance from IICAS in any thesis, publication, or other product that results from IICAS-supported research.

Questions about the application process may be directed to IICAS Director Miles Kahler (Tel.: 858-822-5295, E-mail: mkahler@ucsd.edu) or to the following members of the IICAS Advisory Committee.

IICAS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Joseph Esherick, History (Committee Chair)
Eli Berman, Economics
Charles Briggs, Ethnic Studies
Takashi Fujitani, History
Peter Gourevitch, IR/PS
Gordon Hanson, IR/PS
David Lake, Political Science
Lisa Lowe, Literature
Joel Robbins, Anthropology
Lisa Shaffer, SIO
John Skrentny, Sociology
Stephanie Strathdee, SOM
Jeffrey Vincent, IR/PS David Woodruff, Biology