REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FROM DUKE INTERNATIONAL AND AREASTUDIES CENTERS HOUSED WITHIN THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONALSTUDIES CENTERS AND PROGRAMS (CISCP)
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.