January 31, 2012


SUBJECT:    2012-13 IICAS Faculty Research Conference Grants

Applications from UCSD faculty members are invited for support of a research conference in international, comparative, or cross-regional studies. Grants will only be awarded for conferences that propose to examine a specific research question(s). These grants are awarded to UCSD faculty to cover costs for conferences they plan to host. The conference must take place in AY 2012-13.

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. (Implications for public policy should be made explicit.)

Maximum grant: $10,000

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 product
. Supplementary funding obtained or sought from UCSD and external sources

. Members of the UCSD Academic Senate Proposal Format
. Cover page
. Abstract
. Statement of purpose
. Designated Principal Investigator(s) and other faculty participants, including brief biographical information
. Project plan / timeline
. Itemized budget (1 page)
. Statement of purpose and Principle Investigator(s) biographical information combined not to exceed 2000 words.

Submission of Proposals / Deadline: Submit four (4) copies of complete proposal package no later than 3:00 PM on March 12, 2012. Late proposals will not be accepted. Please staple each copy of your proposal package separately, and do not use paper clips or report covers.

Mailing address for proposals in all categories:
ATTN: Martha S. Salinas
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0539

For hand delivery, please see our directions.

Notification and Acceptance:
Awards will be announced in late April 2012. Initial notifications will be sent by email. Notice of acceptance must be received no later than June 1, 2012. 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 thesis, publication, or other product that results from IICAS-supported research. Each award recipient must also submit a brief report on the conference and describe how grant funds were used to support conference expenses.

Further application information may be found at the IICAS Faculty Grants page: