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Mellon Global Partnerships RFA

Mellon Global Partnerships RFA

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Spring 2013 Mellon Global Partnerships RFA
Spring 2013 Mellon Global Partnerships RFA

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Published by: Duke Department of Medicine on Feb 08, 2013
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Duke University has been awarded a three-year grant by the Mellon Foundation tosupport international and area studies. The grant is to support a program entitled
“Partnershipin a Global Age,”
which will provide support for international and area centers to collaborateamong themselves and with other Duke units on thematically-based projects that cross traditionalarea studies boundaries. The projects that will be supported must meet the criteria listed below.The proposals submitted will be evaluated by a committee of faculty members under theauspices of the Office of Global Strategy and Programs. Awards are expected to range between$20,000 and $50,000 per project, with an expected average of about $30,000. This will allowapproximately up to six awards to be made for each of three years, beginning in 2012-2013
Proposals must be thematically based
Priority themes that will be consideredinclude: democratization, energy, environment, global education, global health,migration, political economy, security, social justice.
Proposals should be anchored by at least one Duke University international or areacenter; those anchored by two Duke University area centers will be given higherpriority. Centers may participate in more than one RFA. The PrincipalInvestigator may be a faculty member affiliated with the anchor center, but sign-off by the center director is required. (See item 8 below for a list of centers eligible toanchor.)3.
There must be collaborative activities with at least one Duke unit other than aninternational or area center, such as a department, school, institute, or non-areacenter. Projects that bring together new combinations of collaborators will be
viewed positively in decisions about funding.4.
Any faculty named within the proposal must provide a letter of support or signatureindicating their willingness to be a participant.5.
Sharing of staff for projects is viewed positively in decisions about funding.6.
The possibility of the project leading to new revenue streams, such as tuitionrevenue or external grant funding, is a positive factor. Applicants should addresspotential follow-on funding within their proposal.
Allowable activities include conferences, workshops, collaborative research,exchanges, travel, course development, curriculum development, service learningprojects, introduction of revenue-generating degree programs, and similaractivities. All funds must be expended through Duke University. No subcontractswill be issued to outside partners.8.
Additional funding or co-funding of projects from other Duke or non-Duke sourcesis not required, but would be welcome. Information pertaining to additional
funding sources for global initiatives can be found on Duke’s global website at
These centers eligible to anchor projects: Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) ;Center for Canadian Studies (CCS); Center for European Studies (CES);Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS; Center for Slavic,Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEESE; Center for South Asian Studies(CSAS); Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC); Duke University Center forInternational Studies (DUCIS); Duke University Middle East Studies Center(DUMESC); Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC).10.
Proposals should not be longer than 8 pages of text, double-spaced in 12-point font,plus an appendix consisting of a budget, a timeline, short bios of project leaders andkey staff, and any supporting materials.11.
A coversheet should be included with the following: Project Director and co-Directors; name of lead center and all affiliated centers; a project abstract; theproject period; the amount requested; and signatures from the PD, co-PD and theDirector of the lead center. They should be submitted in electronic form to JeanSenter (jean.senter@duke.edu), Room 125 John Hope Franklin Center.12.
The deadline for submission of proposals is April 12, 2013. The Committee’s
recommendations will be made in late April. Projects for this round may commenceas early as May 1, 2013, but no later than January 1, 2014. Projects should concludeby August 31, 2014, although extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis. If an extended project period is anticipated that should be noted in the proposal.13.
A final RFA will be issued in the spring of 2014 for projects to commence in the2014-15 academic year.

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