October 22, 2008

US Department of Education FULBRIGHTS for Faculty Research Abroad

Description: U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowships are only for a very narrow range of faculty members who wish to conduct 3-12 months of research abroad related to their teaching specialization and their research interests and that leads to the development or strengthening of modern foreign language or area studies curricula at the University of Michigan. There will be an estimated 23 awards available for 2009-10.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants for these awards may be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have been engaged in teaching relevant to their specialization in modern foreign languages or non-West-European area studies courses for at least two years prior to the time the research begins and who will continue to be employed by this university during the tenure of this award. Their research projects must be 3-12 months in length and designed so that they are relevant to their specialization. These awards are not given for dissertation research nor for research that could be conducted in the U.S.A.

Deadline: Our local UM application deadline is November 4, 2008. In addition, all eligible applicants must be on Beni's US/ED Fulbright email user group by no later than October 27, 2008.

Submission: All application materials are submitted online through Beni at the International Institute. Email him at unlisted@umich.edu for further information and assistance.

Posted by zzhu at 10:34 AM

October 15, 2008

CIBE Faculty Research Funding

Awards for Faculty Research in International Business
Application Guidelines for 2009

The Center for International Business Education (CIBE) announces its faculty research awards for 2009. This competition is open to all full-time faculty in all University of Michigan schools and departments. For more information contact Brad Farnsworth, CIBE Director, at 936-3917 or at bradleyd@umich.edu. Applications will be accepted until 17 November 2008.

Award Criteria

Awards are made by the CIBE executive committee. Faculty from all disciplines are eligible, including political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, communications, psychology, engineering, law, public policy, public health, and education, as well as all business disciplines. The committee uses the following criteria, presented in their order of importance:

1. The extent to which the project makes an original, practical, and significant addition to our knowledge and understanding of international business.

2. Cost-effective and realistic design of the research project. Research methodologies, the qualifications of the applicant(s), and the project budget will be taken into account.

3. The extent to which the project contributes to the professional development of the faculty participants.

Samples of funded proposals are available upon request.

Allowable Expenses

Awards will be for amounts up to $15,000 annually for a period of one to three years. The following expenses are allowable:

1. Data collection expenses, including purchases of primary data and publications, subscription fees, duplication costs, software, and on-line search charges. Greater detail is required when data collection is outsourced to non-University institutions or individuals. Purchase of equipment (e.g., laptops) is not allowable.

2. Travel, both domestic and international, including transportation, meals, and accommodations.

3. Research assistants, who must be compensated according to University of Michigan guidelines. Applicants must explain why any departmental allocations for research support are not sufficient to complete the project.

Application Guidelines

The application has three parts:
1. Research narrative, maximum of two thousand words. Describe your research objectives, the design of the project, your qualifications and those of any collaborators, and the research output to be generated. Explain your motivation for pursuing the project and the contribution the proposed research will make to your career development.

2. Detailed one page budget and justification. Adhere to the allowable expenses described above. Provide short explanations of unusual items. Be sure to include any other committed or potential funding sources in your budget. You only need to show a budget for the first year of multi-year projects. Expenditures for the first budget may begin on 1 January 2009 and must conclude by 31 December 2009.

3. Curriculum vitae for all faculty participants.

Mail proposal to:

Vicki Simon
Center for International Business Education
Ross Business School
701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Or email proposal to vicsimon@umich.edu

Proposals may be submitted on or before 17 November 2008. The committee meets in early December, and decisions are announced before the semester break.

Posted by zzhu at 05:43 PM

October 10, 2008

The International Institute Experiential Learning Fund

Description: The International Institute Experiential Learning Fund is designed to support faculty-led group travel for undergraduate, graduate or professional school students wishing to incorporate an education abroad experiential component into an ongoing course, group internship, or other academic program during either winter break or spring-summer terms. Although grants are primarily for student costs and it is expected that most faculty costs will be covered by their home department, the International Institute will consider requests for no more than half of the cost of non-student and faculty expenses up to $10,000.

Eligibility Criteria: Proposals must be from faculty and must make clear the experiential component of the program—“experiential? meaning student learning through participation in course-related activities outside the classroom. Proposals must also make clear the manner in which the program will give students an opportunity to acquire and use insights about the society in which the program (or its overseas component) will take place. Finally, proposals must identify the faculty member(s) who will be actively involved in site selection, planning, and evaluation of the overseas experience. In general, the expectation is that faculty will lead the trip. In some cases (e.g., group internships) faculty may appoint a colleague in-country to manage the trip. The International Institute has a preference for trips that include students from multiple units, as well as initiatives that have potential both for a continuing contribution to students at the University of Michigan and for long-term engagement with host country partners and institutions. Trips may be part of a non-credit experience, but should be part of a well-defined course or curricular program. Grants will not be awarded for humanitarian trips, projects with the primary purpose of service learning, or conference travel.
Deadline: Submit requests for funding by Monday, December 1, 2008, for winter break or summer trips; Monday, March 9, 2009, for summer trips.

Submission: Requests should include the following information:
• An Application form: Download Document
• Faculty leader’s name and contact information
• Name and contact information of the staff project manager (if any)
• Destination
• Start and end dates of trip
• A short project description (a few sentences)
• Budget: include per-student cost for airfare, lodging, food, local transportation, visas, and required immunizations. Include other sources of funding (on or off-campus), if any.
• Description of the program (maximum length of four pages): include information on the educational value of the experience to the participants. Be explicit about the experiential nature (hands-on component) of the trip. What makes the activities substantially different than classroom lectures on the Ann Arbor campus? The review committee is multidisciplinary and reviewers are not likely to be from your discipline. Also include the expected benefits to the host country institutions, as well as how student participants were (or will be) recruited and selected to participate.
• List of participants or a description of the selection process by which participants will be chosen
• Itinerary
• Course syllabus
Contact: Amy Kehoe; akehoe@umich.edu

Posted by zzhu at 10:11 AM

June 27, 2008

2009-10 Fulbright Scholars in Hong Kong

Four to five Fulbright Scholars will work with Hong Kong institutions as they transition to a four-year curriculum in 2012.

Salary/Awards: Based on length of service, either 5 or 10 months with preference given to 10 month candidates.

Deadline: August 1 ,2008
Start Date: September 2009
Status: Open

Please allow me to alert you to some exciting 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities in Hong Kong that are different from the usual lecturing and research awards. Your assistance in bringing these awards to the attention of appropriate faculty and administrators will be much appreciated. The four to five Fulbright Scholars who receive these awards will work with Hong Kong institutions as they prepare for their transition from a three-year to a four-year curriculum in 2012. An important part of the preparatory work is the creation of the general education portion of that curriculum.

Applicants for the awards should be senior scholars in any discipline or scholar-administrators who have had experience developing, reviewing or evaluating general education curriculum and "first-year experience" programs.

In addition to having this experience, experience and expertise of interest includes work on faculty development in the area of teaching skills and assessment is also desirable.

The awards are five or ten months in length with a preference for candidates who are available for the academic year.

Applicants do NOT need letters of invitation. In fact, they are asked not to seek them.

While the majority of the grantees' work will be in consultant capacities, they will also be asked to teach one course in their academic specialization.

Full information about these awards can be found at http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Bui9129.htm and an overview of the Hong Kong program can be found at http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/country/EasHonHK.htm. For your convenience I am including a description of the award below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions. Interested faculty and administrators should also feel free to contact me directly.


David Adams

David B. J. Adams, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Asia and the Pacific

Building General Education Curriculum in Hong Kong Universities
Award #9129
Category: Lecturing
Special Feature: Full-Maintenance Grant
Number of Awards: 5Deadline: August 1, 2008

Grant Activity: Teach one course in area of specialization.
Consult with colleagues and committees at the host university (and other Hong Kong universities) that have responsibility for developing general education programs and courses for the new 4-year undergraduate program to be implemented in 2012.

Participate in a team coordinated by the Hong Kong-America Center that will organize workshops in Hong Kong on general education.
Specialization(s): Applicants in a variety of disciplines are welcome.

Additional Qualifications: Experience, preferably in a leadership role, in development of university or college's general education curriculum or first-year program and in presenting faculty workshops on effective modes of teaching and learning.

Location: Grantees will be affiliated with the Hong Kong-America Center and one of the participating Hong Kong universities.

Length of Grant: 5 months or 10 months

Starting Date: September 2009. 10 months strongly preferred, but 5 months are possible in some cases. 5-month grants may start in September 2009 or January 2010.

Comments: The purpose of these awards is to assist Hong Kong universities in their preparations for replacing the current 3-year undergraduate program with a 4-year program that will include general education requirements in September 2012.

The major selection criterion for these awards will be the applicant's ability to contribute to the development of new general liberal arts courses that incorporate broad themes of Western and Asian society and culture that will equip Hong Kong students to enter productive civic and economic roles in the 21st century.

Faculty in all disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as engineering, policy studies, business, law, the arts, etc. will be considered.

Applicants should have strong professional records and broad competence in their academic discipline. They should also have experience (preferably in a leadership role) on a college or university-wide committee that developed an exemplary general education curriculum for American undergraduates as well as experience in developing interdisciplinary courses and in organizing and presenting faculty workshops on effective modes of teaching and learning. Familiarity with curriculum alignment and online teaching strategies will be an advantage.

Applicants must be comfortable with active participation in a team coordinated by the Hong Kong-America Center that will be working with the Hong Kong universities. They should also be prepared to engage in a dialogue with their Hong Kong colleagues and write a paper for a published anthology on general education based on their experience in Hong Kong.

Please note that while the grant benefits for these awards will be comparable to those provided to other American lecturers to Hong Kong under the Fulbright Program, they will be paid in Hong Kong dollars and disbursed by the Hong Kong-America Center.

Staff: Assistant Director David B.J. Adams, 202.686.4021, dadams@cies.iie.org

Posted by moyera at 10:48 AM

June 11, 2008

Taiwan Research

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago is offering a research grant for researchers or professors planning to visit Taiwan or conduct research related to Taiwan. For more information, please contact:

Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago
Tel: 312-616-0805
Email: info@edutw.org
Website: www.edutw.org

Each grant recipient is furnished with a round trip airfare to Taiwan and a USD daily stipend for three weeks. Applicants should submit a proposal, an itinerary of his/her visit, a completed application form, and a letter of approval from their university or affiliated institute and must complete their research by November 30, 2008. Applicants will be notified of the result one month after submitting their application.

Posted by moyera at 02:37 PM