In collaboration with the three Title VI area studies centers, this program provides an opportunity for UF faculty to take undergraduate students to their international field site for students to participate in their primary research project abroad. Faculty is invited to propose an area specific research project that is academically suited to engage 2-4 undergraduate students in data collection for discovery and documentation for two to four weeks. All student researchers should be UF undergraduates and may be at any point in their UF career. The program will fund up to four tutorials, encompassing the countries represented in the three area studies centers as well as Asia.

Eligibility

The award is open to all regular UF faculty; adjunct and visiting faculty are not eligible.

Program Requirements

  • Accompanying 2 - 4 undergraduate students to the proposed international destination for an approximate three week experience
  • Providing structure and guidance for students to conduct research alongside faculty

Amount of Award

The International Center awards one grant to each Area Studies Center and one grant for another world region. Up to $12,000 per RTA.

Due Dates

Rolling applications accepted throughout the academic year.

Proposal Preparation

Application package includes:

  • A 1-2 page proposal, outlining the anticipated research project and how students would get involved with it. The proposal should provide opportunities in places that are not likely to be feasible with a traditional study abroad program.    
  • A proposed budget for the visit

Application Submission Process

  • UFIC will support one RTA for each of the Area Studies Centers.  (The centers may also conduct their own RTA award process.)  Applications must be submitted to the respective Area Studies Center Directors.  Faculty are encouraged to consult with the Center Directors as well as Susanne Hill as they plan their proposed RTA.
  • UFIC will also support one RTA for another region of the world, e.g., Asia, Middle East.  Applications for another world region should be submitted directly to Susanne Hill at shill@ufic.ufl.edu

Questions?

UFIC: Susanne Hill, Executive Director – shill@ufic.ufl.edu

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

University Scholars Program

Students are strongly encouraged also to apply for the University Scholars Program (http://www.scholars.ufl.edu/home.aspx) which may provide additional support and recognition for the research they plan to do for this RTA program.