Category Archives: Calls for Proposals

Call for Proposals: Area/International Studies Research Awards for UW faculty, staff

Grants of $5,000 to $50,000 are now available to faculty and staff—working individually or in teams—for one- to three-year projects that advance area and international studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The Mellon Foundation Area and International Studies Research Awards are made possible by the 2012 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support efforts at UW–Madison to develop new, sustainable models for structuring, supporting, and conducting area and international studies.

The International Institute committee responsible for organizing the competition has issued a call for proposals, with submissions due by February 18.

“Our intent is to strengthen area and international studies as foundational knowledge for international and global scholarship broadly defined, hewing to a central premise of the Mellon proposal: Deep knowledge of regional particularities, including language knowledge, goes hand in hand with systemic and theoretical advancement in and across the disciplines,” according to guiding principles established by the committee.

Five at UW–Madison awarded WUN Seed Grants

Five projects at UW–Madison have been awarded Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Seed Grants, funded through the Division of International Studies, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), and the Graduate School.

“Seed Funding” Project Development Grants are designed to support faculty and academic staff who seek to establish new research linkages via exchanges and jointly sponsored workshops and conferences. Projects must focus on one of the four core WUN research areas (Global Challenges):

  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • Understanding Cultures
  • Global Health – (Public Health – non-communicable disease)
  • Globalization of Higher Education and Research

Global Studies seeking applicants for Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Grants

Applications are now being accepted for two graduate fellowships offered by UW–Madison Global Studies for Summer 2012:

  • Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Internship Grants to graduate students (working towards a doctorate) interested in undertaking practitioner internships on social justice issues.
  • Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants to support summer travel for doctoral students exploring potential field research sites.

These fellowships are awarded in memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson who, after two years with the Peace Corps in Lesotho, began studying for his doctorate in political science at UW–Madison. He completed his M.A. in 1993 and then embarked on his doctoral research with the prestigious Fulbright and MacArthur fellowships.

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