UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego
 

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

March 14, 2008


ACADEMIC SENATE MEMBERS
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF

SUBJECT:    CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) are pleased to announce a competition for international collaborative research. Individuals and groups are invited to submit proposals for conferences, workshops, research groups meetings, exploratory research initiatives, and research projects. Through this initiative, IICAS and WUN seek to engage the UCSD faculty in new international collaborations within the WUN partnership, opening up novel areas of research and deepening collaborative partnerships.

UCSD is one of the founding members of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), an international alliance of higher-education institutions. WUN provides support for research networking and collaboration; graduate student and faculty exchanges; and graduate-level education initiatives and distributed learning. The WUN member universities are:

University of Bergen University of Southampton
University of Bristol University of Sydney
University of California - San Diego University of Toronto
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Universiteit Utrecht
University of Leeds University of Washington
Nanjing University University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pennsylvania State University University of York
University of Sheffield Zhejiang University

Individual UCSD faculty members, or groups of faculty, may apply for these IICAS-WUN Collaborative Research Grants. In addition to the UCSD PI(s), and participating faculty of any U.S. or foreign university, the project must involve collaboration with faculty (either as co-PI or as participant) from at least one additional WUN partner institution.

GRANT AMOUNT: $5,000 to $22,500 for use over a period of 1-3 years

PROPOSAL FORMAT:

1. Cover sheet with name of PI(s) of project; project title and departmental affiliation(s); WUN partner institution(s); UCSD contact information, title of the project; amount requested; proposed start and end dates of the project.
2. Statement of purpose, including the project's significance, proposed activities and expected outcomes.
3. Designated Principal Investigator(s) & other faculty participants
4. Brief biographical information on faculty participants.
5. Project plan/literature review/method/timeline (maximum length: 3 pages).
6. Itemized budget, including information on other sources of funding, and on the capacity to raise extramural funds for the project.
Maximum length: 7 pages

DEADLINE: May 19, 2008 at 4:00pm.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

The IICAS Grant Review Committee will give preference to proposals that meet the following criteria:

* Emphasis on international topics and issues.
* 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.
* The extent to which the initiative deepens collaborative relationships within the WUN partnership.
* Number of faculty and graduate student participants at UCSD.
* Clear plan for a publishable research result.
* Promise of drawing creatively on collaborative opportunities and potential to secure extramural funding.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS:
Submit four (4) copies of the complete proposal package by MAY 19, 2008 at 4:00pm. Please staple each copy of your proposal package separately.

Mailing address:
University of California, San Diego
IICAS
ATTN: Martha Salinas
9500 Gilman Drive #0539
La Jolla, CA 92093-0539

For hand delivery, please see our website at http://iicas.ucsd.edu for directions.

NOTIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE:
Awards will be announced in early June 2008. Initial notifications will be sent by email. Notice of acceptance must be received no later than June 16, 2008. 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 and the WUN in any event announcements, publicity, thesis, publication, or other product that results from IICAS-WUN supported research. Each award recipient must also submit a brief report on the use of the grant.

WHERE CAN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ADVICE ON THE UCSD-WUN RESEARCH GRANT COMPETITION BE OBTAINED?

Find out more about IICAS on its web page: http://iicas.ucsd.edu/ Find out more about the Worldwide Universities Network on the web page:
http://www.wun.ac.uk/ Another WUN partner university, the University of Wisconsin, is conducting similar international Collaborative Research Grant competitions. Information about their grant recipients is available on its web page: http://www.intlstudies.wisc.edu/wun/UWAwards.asp Contact: Gershon Shafir, Director, IICAS (Tel: 822-5295, E-mail: gshafir@ucsd.edu or Martha Salinas, MSO, IICAS (Tel: 822-1131, E-mail:
mssalinas@ucsd.edu). INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Noon on April 14, 2008, ERC Administrative Building, Room 115.


Gershon Shafir
Director
Institute for International,
Comparative, and Area Studies