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:    REMINDER, 2006-07 IICAS FACULTY RESEARCH PLANNING &
TRAVEL GRANTS

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

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
PREVIOUS AWARDS:
Previously-funded IICAS grant proposals are posted on our website at:
http://iicas.ucsd.edu/research/grants/iicas_grants.php.

PROPOSAL FORMAT:
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.

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:
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.

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.

QUESTIONS?
Diana Wilder
Management Service Officer
IICAS