The purpose of the Provost’s Global Faculty Awards funding is to seed and enhance lasting collaborative projects and partnerships between University of Chicago faculty and their peers around the world. In keeping with the University's culture of valuing powerful ideas regardless of their origin, the University seeks out and encourages opportunities for its scholars and their international counterparts to explore new ideas and approaches together. By facilitating sustained and complex cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogues, this funding aims to help the University community and those with whom they engage to develop innovative approaches to address topics of interest in both their academic fields and their communities while establishing lasting working relationships between both individual researchers and institutions.
The University of Chicago will entertain proposals for activities organized around three broad and intersecting areas of scholarship, recognizing that some activities will not fit squarely in any single category and may involve more than one of these areas:
Proposals are solicited for the following types of projects:
Proposals that include more than one area of scholarship or joint proposals for projects across the University’s Centers in Delhi, Beijing, and Paris and the campus in Hong Kong are welcome.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with UChicago Global staff regarding the substance of the proposal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proposals should be submitted via the UChicago Funding Portal.
Each proposal should include:
Budget templates are provided as part of the submission process in the portal and include estimates of location-specific costs for common expense types. Cost sharing with local partners and collaborating institutions is strongly preferred. Travel support is primarily intended for support of UChicago investigators and their counterparts in the region.
Please note that the Provost’s Global Faculty Awards will not cover the following items:
Finally, please note that limited resources may require the Latin America Faculty Working Group to award less than is requested for some proposals, and as a general rule the Working Group does not award more than USD $20,000 to any one project.
Proposals may originate from teams of collaborators in any discipline but the principal investigator must be a current academic appointee (tenure-track faculty or Other Academic Appointee) at the University of Chicago at the time that the award is granted and throughout the funding period. Current members of the Latin America Faculty Working Group are eligible to apply, provided that they recuse themselves during the review and voting on their proposal. Proposals including student activities must be led and submitted by faculty members directly supervising the students.
Call for proposals: November 4, 2019 – January 15, 2020
Funding coverage period: 1 July 2020-30 June 2021
Please note that unused funds do not roll over to the following academic year. All expenses must be both incurred and reconciled prior to the end of the funded period.
Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the Latin America Faculty Working Group using the following parameters:
Award notices will be sent by mid-March 2020. Once awarded, UChicago Global staff will provide oversight and assistance as needed in planning project logistics, providing guidance and recommendations, and assisting with financial or budgetary questions.
Awardees must submit a report assessing the projects’ success and impact after their completion. Reports must be received by the end of the fiscal year for which the funding was awarded (June 30, 2021), or earlier if preferred.
End-of-year reporting will be submitted via the funding portal and should include:
Faculty and researchers receiving this invitation are encouraged to distribute this call for proposals to other interested members of the UChicago community. If you require any additional guidance, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.