INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL, COMPARATIVE,
AND AREA STUDIES (IICAS)
November 2, 2005
ACADEMIC SENATE MEMBERS
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
SUBJECT: || 2006-07 IICAS FACULTY RESEARCH PLANNING / TRAVEL GRANTS|
The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS)
at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a competition for 2006-07 Faculty
Research Planning / Travel Grants.
IICAS Faculty Research Planning / Travel 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. Project funds may be used for research workshops and small
conferences, research group meetings, research travel costs, 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.
IICAS grants are directed primarily to students and faculty in the
social sciences and humanities. Supported research should be *about*
other societies rather than simply conducted *in* other societies.
Applications from fields outside the social sciences and humanities may
be eligible if they deal with global issues, cross-national comparisons,
or research on particular societies and also have a substantial human
dimension. Strong implications for public policy or human ecology are
examples of such a dimension.
MAXIMUM GRANT: $5,000
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
* 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
Previously-funded IICAS grant proposals are posted on our website at:
1. Statement of purpose
2. Designated Principal Investigator(s) & other faculty participants
3. Brief biographical information on faculty participants
4. Project plan/timeline
5. Itemized budget (1 page) Maximum length: 2,000 words
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS:
Submit four (4) copies of the complete proposal package by the
appropriate deadline. Please staple each copy of your proposal package
separately. Please do not use paper clips or report covers.
University of California, San Diego
IICAS, ATTN: Diana Wilder
9500 Gilman Drive #0539
La Jolla, CA 92093-0539
For hand delivery, please see our website at http://iicas.ucsd.edu for directions.
DEADLINE: MARCH 24, 2006, 4:30 PM
NOTIFICTION AND ACCEPTANCE:
Research Conference, Faculty Research Planning/Travel and Graduate
Travel awards will be announced in mid-April. Undergraduate travel
awards will be announced in late May. Initial notifications will be sent
by email. Notice of acceptance must be received no later than June 15,
2006. Failure to notify IICAS of intent to accept the award by this date
will result in forfeiture of the award.
DISPOSITION OF PROPOSALS:
All materials submitted for this competition become the property of
IICAS. IICAS assumes no responsibility for retaining or returning
materials submitted for this competition.
Recipients must agree to acknowledge assistance from IICAS in any event
announcements, publicity, thesis, publication, or other product that
results from IICAS-supported research. Each award recipient must also
submit a brief report on the use of the grant.
Most frequently-asked questions are covered on the IICAS Grants FAQ at
http://iicas.ucsd.edu/research/grants/FAQ.php. Please direct all other
questions to IICAS' Business Officer, Diana Wilder (Tel.: 858-822-1131,
William M. Chandler
Institute for International,
Comparative, and Area Studies