UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego
 

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

September 13, 2004


ACADEMIC SENATE MEMBERS
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF

SUBJECT:    AY 2004-2005 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

* Distinguished Lecturer in International Studies
* Research Conference
* Faculty and Area Studies Research Planning Grants

The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) announces a competition for grants in three categories. Goals of the three grant competitions 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: mkahler@ucsd.edu) or to 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

Applications in all categories should be addressed to Diana F. Wilder, MSO, IICAS, Mail Code 0539. Electronic submissions are acceptable (dfwilder@ucsd.edu). Proposals must be received at IICAS no later than 4:30 PM on the stated due date. The IICAS Advisory Committee will announce the results of the competition in late November 2004.

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

DISTINGUISHED LECTURER IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Maximum grant: $15,000

Applications are invited from departments, programs, and research units for a grant in support of a Distinguished Lecturer in International Studies. This grant will support a distinguished scholar in international, comparative, and/or area studies who will visit UCSD and deliver a series of lectures on a subject of interdisciplinary interest. The Distinguished Lecturer will visit the UCSD campus for a minimum of one week. Lectures will be designed for eventual publication and dissemination to a wide academic and non-academic audience.

The grant could supply honorarium, travel expenses, and local costs for the lecturer. Given the time required for planning lectureships of this kind, this award will support a Distinguished Lecturer in AY 2005-2006.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

* Interdisciplinary appeal of the lecturer and her/his subject
* Distinction of the lecturer
* Supplementary funding obtained or sought from UCSD and external
   sources

Proposals (no more than 2,000 words) should include:

* Biographical summary and intellectual accomplishments of
   proposed Distinguished Lecturer

* UCSD sponsors, including brief biographical information of key
   faculty

* Description of and justification for the subject of the lectures

* Timeline for lectureship

* Itemized budget

APPLICATION DUE DATE: JANUARY 5, 2005.

RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Maximum grant: $15,000

Applications are invited for support of a research conference in international, comparative, or cross-regional studies. The conference may be held in either AY 2004-2005 or AY 2005-2006. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

* An interdisciplinary, inter-divisional and/or comparative
   subject. (Cross-regional projects are particularly encouraged;
   multi-country comparative projects also satisfy this criterion.)

* Intellectual originality and breadth

* Number of faculty and graduate student participants at UCSD

* Clear plan for a publishable research product

* Supplementary funding obtained or sought from UCSD and external
   sources

Proposals (no more than 2,000 words) should include:

* Statement of purpose

* Faculty participants, including brief biographical information

* Project plan (a timeline for conference and related activities)

* Itemized budget

* Designated Principal Investigator(s)

APPLICATION DUE DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2004.

RESEARCH PLANNING GRANTS

Applications are invited for grants to support research projects and research planning activities in two categories:

1. Faculty research planning grants (Maximum grant: $5,000)

Grants support the research and research planning activities of faculty teams whose intellectual interests promise to produce significant collaborative projects. These grants provide intellectual venture capital to encourage new links among investigators and to launch projects that will attract extramural funding.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria. (Projects need not satisfy all criteria.)

* An interdisciplinary, inter-divisional and/or comparative
   subject. (Cross-regional projects are particularly encouraged;
   multi-country comparative projects also satisfy this criterion.)

* Intellectual originality and breadth

* Number of faculty and graduate student participants at UCSD

* Clear plan for a publishable research result

* Supplementary funding obtained or sought from UCSD and external
   sources

* 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.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2004.

2. Area studies research planning grants (Maximum grant: $5,000)

Area studies programs are encouraged to apply for grants that will strengthen their research activities. These grants may be directed to workshops, research colloquia, or the development of graduate courses, among other activities.

Proposals (no more than 2,000 words) in both categories (1) and (2) should include:

* Statement of purpose

* Faculty participants, including brief biographical information

* Project plan (a timeline for activities)

* Itemized budget

* Designated Principal Investigator(s)

APPLICATION DUE DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2004.