UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego
 

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

March 2, 2006


ACADEMIC SENATE MEMBERS
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF

SUBJECT:    DEADLINE REMINDER, 2006-07 IICAS GRADUATE RESEARCH
TRAVEL GRANTS

The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) at UC San Diego previously announced a competition for 2006-07 Graduate Research Travel Grants. This is a reminder that applications are due MARCH 24, 2006, 4:30 PM. See full application instructions below.

The IICAS competition for travel grants is intended to partially offset travel costs for graduate student dissertation research in international, comparative, and area studies. IICAS grants are directed primarily to students 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 or societal dimension. Strong implications for public policy or human ecology are examples of such a dimension.

AWARDS
Awards will be made for travel between May 2006 and June 2007. Awards will not exceed $1,000. The awards are intended to partially offset travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad.

ELIGIBILITY: All registered UCSD graduate students.

PROPOSAL FORMAT (SUBMIT IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER):
1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet (see: http://iicas.ucsd.edu/) 2. One-page budget estimate 3. Project description or conference paper proposal (no more than 750 words), including timetable or itinerary and other sources of financial support for which application has been made 4. Resume or curriculum vitae 5. Letter of endorsement from a UCSD faculty member familiar with the student's work 6. UCSD transcript (an unofficial version is acceptable)

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
* Clarity / strength of research plan
* Supplementary funding obtained or sought from UCSD and external sources

PREVIOUS AWARDS: http://iicas.ucsd.edu/research/grants/iicas_grants.php.

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.

Mailing address:

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

NOTIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE:,br. Graduate Travel awards will be announced by late April. 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: REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:
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 OR provide an abstract of the final research product.

QUESTIONS?
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, E-mail: dfwilder@ucsd.edu).


Diana Wilder
Management Services Officer
IICAS