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Proposals due February 13, 2009


Distinguished International Visitors Fund – total of $10,000 available annually

The International Institute, with generous support from the Division of International Studies and
Global Studies, announces a competition for Distinguished International Visitor proposals.
Distinguished International Visitors are persons who will bring high visibility to International
Institute programs and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The visitor must be of interest to
more than one International Institute program and will usually be in residence for at least one
week but generally not more than one month. Interest in an outreach event to the public is also
highly desirable.

Distinguished International Visitor Proposals should include:

• A short description of project that details the activities of the visitor

• A short biography of the visitor, including a brief CV
• A project budget that shows matching funds (if appropriate) and the total amount
requested (see financial guidelines)
• Please be sure to include the International Institute programs involved and a contact
person (including email address).

Funds will be available after July 1, 2009 and must be spent by June 1, 2010.

How will proposals be evaluated and selected?

A five-member faculty committee will review and recommend to the director the most promising
proposals. Four members will be nominated by the International Institute Strategic Planning
Committee and approved by the International Institute Academic Planning Council. The
Associate Dean of the Division International Studies will serve as the fifth member of the
committee. Faculty serving in leadership roles in development applications may not serve on the

Where should proposals be submitted?

Please submit proposals electronically to Associate Dean Guido Podesta’s Project Assistant at no later than 4 pm on February 13, 2009. If you do not
receive confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, please call 262-8168.