INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CENTERS AND PROGRAMS (CISCP) Duke University has been awarded a three-year grant by the Mellon Foundation to support international and area studies. The grant is to support a program entitled “Partnership in a Global Age,” which will provide support for international and area centers to collaborate among themselves and with other Duke units on thematically-based projects that cross traditional area 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 the auspices 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 allow approximately up to six awards to be made for each of three years, beginning in 2012-2013 SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Proposals must be thematically based. Priority themes that will be considered include: democratization, energy, environment, global education, global health, migration, political economy, security, social justice. 2. Proposals should be anchored by at least one Duke University international or area center; those anchored by two Duke University area centers will be given higher priority. Centers may participate in more than one RFA. The Principal Investigator 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 to anchor.) 3. There must be collaborative activities with at least one Duke unit other than an international or area center, such as a department, school, institute, or non-area center. 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 signature indicating 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 tuition revenue or external grant funding, is a positive factor. Applicants should address potential follow-on funding within their proposal.

7. Allowable activities include conferences, workshops, collaborative research, exchanges, travel, course development, curriculum development, service learning projects, introduction of revenue-generating degree programs, and similar activities. All funds must be expended through Duke University. No subcontracts will be issued to outside partners. 8. Additional funding or co-funding of projects from other Duke or non-Duke sources is not required, but would be welcome. Information pertaining to additional funding sources for global initiatives can be found on Duke’s global website at 9. 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 for International 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 and key staff, and any supporting materials. 11. A coversheet should be included with the following: Project Director and coDirectors; name of lead center and all affiliated centers; a project abstract; the project period; the amount requested; and signatures from the PD, co-PD and the Director of the lead center. They should be submitted in electronic form to Jean Senter (, 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 commence as early as May 1, 2013, but no later than January 1, 2014. Projects should conclude by 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 the 2014-15 academic year.

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