INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL,
COMPARATIVE, AND AREA STUDIES (IICAS)
May 4, 2006
ACADEMIC SENATE MEMBERS
KEY ADMINISTRATORS / KEY SUPPORT STAFF
SUBJECT: || DEADLINE REMINDER, 2006-07 IICAS UNDERGRADUATE|
| RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS|
This is a reminder that the deadline for receipt of undergraduate
research travel grant proposals is 4:30pm on Friday, May 5, 2006. Full
application instructions follow.
The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS)
awards travel grants to partially offset travel costs for undergraduate
senior thesis research in international, comparative, and area studies.
The awards may be used to cover travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or
abroad. 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 will be made for travel between May 2006 and June 2007. Awards will not exceed $1,000.
All registered UCSD undergraduate students.
PROPOSAL FORMAT (SUBMIT IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER):
1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet
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
Previously-funded IICAS grant proposals are posted on our website at: http://iicas.ucsd.edu/research/grants/past_awards.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.
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: MAY 5, 2006, 4:30 PM
NOTIFICTION AND ACCEPTANCE:
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 OR provide an abstract of final research product.
First, please refer to the IICAS Research & Travel Grant FAQ at: http://iicas.ucsd.edu/research/grants/FAQ.php. Direct all other questions to IICAS' Business Officer, Diana Wilder (Tel.: 858-822-1131, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
William M. Chandler
Institute for International,
Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS)