This program provides travel support to collaborative teams of faculty who wish to develop new and innovative international partnerships for research, service learning and study abroad. UFIC will support one faculty team project to each of the three world regions covered by the UF Title VI centers – Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Applications must be submitted to the respective Area Studies Center Directors. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Center Directors as well as OGRE staff as they plan their proposal. The Area Studies centers will conduct their own review process and rank each proposal before forwarding their recommendations to the Office for Global Research Engagement (OGRE).  UFIC will also fund one project to another world region (e.g., Asia, the Middle East).

 

The program will fund teams representing new and multi-disciplinary collaborations that lead to one or more of the following objectives:

  • Explore or initiate a new multi-disciplinary research collaboration among multiple UF faculty members.
  • Result in expected scholarly outputs including joint journal articles, grant proposals, and conference presentations.
  • Lead to the development of new and innovative study abroad, service learning, or other educational opportunities.

Eligibility: Faculty

  • All regular UF faculty; Adjuncts and visiting faculty are not eligible

Program Requirements

  • Faculty team leader who will serve as liaison with the International Center and the sponsor Title VI Center (if applicable).
  • Faculty will travel to the proposed destination.
  • A follow-up trip report to document activities, connections to local organizations and individuals, cultural highlights of the trip, follow-up activities, and expected scholarly outputs.

Amount of Award

  • Up to $12,000 total

Proposal Preparation

Application packages should include:

  • A summary cover page with proposed destination, dates, list of participating faculty members and their department affiliations, and any local partners in host site
  • A statement of 2-3 pages maximum, describing the proposed trip and the goals and expected outcomes. The statement should include an explanation of how the trip will contribute to the team’s collaborative research, the development of a service learning experience or study abroad program, or other outcomes that enhance UF’s international mission.
  • Brief CVs (2 pages) for each faculty on team
  • A budget detailing expected travel costs. It is strongly advised to not use US State Department rates as these will inflate the budget.

Application Submission Process and Deadlines

Application submission process

  • UFIC will support one faculty team project to each of the three world regions covered by the UF Title VI centers – Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Applications must be submitted to the respective Area Studies Center Directors. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Center Directors as well as OGRE staff as they plan their proposal.
  • The Area Studies centers will conduct their own review process and rank each proposal. The proposals will then be sent to OGRE.
  • Applications for Africa, Europe, and Latin America are to be sent to the Area Studies Center Directors, copying Dr. Sandra Russo. Deadlines for these awards are January 14, 2019.
  • Applications for another world region (e.g., Asia, the Middle East) are submitted directly to OGRE. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult Dr. Sandra Russo as they plan their proposals. The deadline for 2019 for other world regions is January 25, 2019.
  • Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Center directors as well as OGRE staff as they plan their proposal. 

Questions?

Center for African Studies: Brenda Chalfin, Director -- bchalfin@ufl.edu

Center for European Studies: Amie Kreppel, Director – kreppel@ufl.edu  

Center for Latin American Studies: Phillip Williams, Director -- pwj@latam.ufl.edu

Office for Global Research Engagement: Sandra Russo, Director – srusso@ufic.ufl.edu