UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego
 

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

March 17, 2008


ACADEMIC SENATE MEMBERS
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF

SUBJECT:    2008-09 IICAS GRADUATE RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS

The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a competition for 2008-09 Graduate Research Travel Grants.

The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) announces a competition for travel grants to partially offset travel costs for graduate student dissertation research in international, comparative, and area studies. 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 health, the environment or public policy are examples of such a dimension.

AWARDS
Awards will be made for travel between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. Awards will not exceed $1,000. The awards are intended to partially offset travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Awards will not be given for travel to countries on the State Department's Advisory List.

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 (do NOT submit in a sealed envelope - it should be copied along with the rest of the application)
6. UCSD transcript (an unofficial version is acceptable - this also should be copied with the rest of the application)

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:
Previously-funded IICAS grant proposals are posted on our website at:
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: Martha S. Salinas
9500 Gilman Drive #0539
La Jolla, CA 92093-0539

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

DEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2008, 4:00 PM (Extended from earlier due date)

NOTIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE:
Graduate Travel awards will be announced in early May 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 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 Martha Salinas (Tel.: 858-822-1131, E-mail: mssalinas@ucsd.edu) or to Gershon Shafir, IICAS, Director (Tel.: 858-822-5295, E-mail: gshafir@ucsd.edu).


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