International Affairs calling for Khaled Global Initiative Fund proposals
As part of a broader campus initiative, the Office of International Affairs is announcing a call for proposals from AUM faculty under the Khaled Global Initiative Fund. The fund, in part, is designed to promote research opportunities, programmatic linkages and study abroad opportunities for AUM faculty and students in emerging and developing countries.
Proposals will be reviewed and funding levels determined by the fund’s oversight committee. To promote submission of proposals from the broadest possible population of faculty (and in some cases students), the committee has established a broad set of guidelines and programmatic priorities.
- Proposals are invited from AUM faculty of all disciplines.
- To create programmatic synergy on campus, interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.
- Programs supporting or encouraging student participation will receive priority consideration.
Program Priorities and Funding Priorities
- Proposals with an interdisciplinary focus;
- Faculty international research that promotes development of new institutional ties with international academic, government or business institutions;
- Conference participation provided: 1) the AUM faculty member is presenting; 2) substantive research activities over and above conference attendance comprise a major part of the proposal; or 3) AUM student participation is a key component. Proposals for passive conference participation, i.e., simply to attend, will not be considered;
- Student dissertation or thesis research for global or international or global topics.
Each project will be funded up to a maximum of $7,500, contingent upon the quality of the project proposal, the research involved and the number of projects approved for funding during the funding cycle. Additionally, each project proposal will require, at the very least, a statement of support from both the department chair(s) and academic dean(s) of the faculty member(s).
Two funding cycles are anticipated. The first cycle, announced by this call for proposals, will consider proposals for spring/summer/fall 2012. Proposals must be submitted to the Office of International Affairs by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012. The committee will review all applications and provide its determination on each proposal by Monday, July 16.
A second funding cycle will be announced in fall 2012, accepting proposals for spring/summer/fall of 2013.
The faculty member(s) should develop a program proposal not longer than five pages in length, double-spaced. For collaborative programs involving international institutions, a letter of commitment from that institution should also be included. In addition, letters of programmatic or financial support from the department chair and academic dean should accompany the packet.
The basic proposal, in addition to outlining the program or research, should include an explanation of how the project will promote AUM’s globalization goals and potential benefits to the campus.
Students applying under this program for thesis or dissertation support should, in addition to providing an explanation of the research and anticipated outcomes, include a letter of support from the chair of thesis or dissertation committee.
Upon completion of funded projects, faculty will be expected to provide a brief report on the research or project and its outcomes. This will be due to the committee no later than 60 days after the conclusion of the project, research or travel. Students applying for support will be expected to provide a copy of the thesis or dissertation for which they received support.
For more information, contact Jacques Fuqua, assistant provost for international affairs, at email@example.com or 334-3224.
NOTE: For purposes of this program, submissions should be guided by the International Monetary Fund’s list of emerging and developing countries. For this program only, China is not considered to be an emerging or developing country.
Revised April 9, 2012
(revision updates new deadline)
Nov. 28, 2011