Call for Proposals: 2018-19

All day
Through December 22, 2017

Begins
Nov. 3

Proposal Guidelines

I. Program Description
II.Award Information
III. Proposal Format
IV. Eligibility
V. Award timeline
VI. Proposal Selection and Award Administration
VII. Further guidance


     I. Program Description

The University of Chicago will entertain faculty 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:

  • Business, Economics, Law, and Policy
  • Culture, Society, Religion, and the Arts
  • Science, Energy, Medicine, and Public Health

Proposals involving all academic disciplines are welcome, including fields not separately mentioned here, such as philosophy or political theory.  Proposals that include more than one area of scholarship or joint proposals for projects across other University Centers in Delhi, Beijing, Hong Kong, Paris or the Neubauer Collegium, are especially welcome.


     II. Award Information

We encourage innovative ideas, whether nascent or fully elaborated, for how we might foster global initiatives and facilitate collaboration with scholars and institutions in the region.

Proposals to the Center in are solicited for the following types of projects:

  • Conferences and workshops to promote the sharing of ideas among scholars/researchers, policy makers, and business leaders from China, the United States, and beyond; including planning and brainstorming workshops to facilitate the development of NIH, NSF, or other grant proposals for collaborative international projects.
  • Lectures and events (including arts programs) to engage scholars, alumni, and the public.
  • Professional development programs for local and regional executives, government officials, and practitioners
  • Residencies and fellowships for faculty or graduate students conducting short-term research in Hong Kong.
  • Research-oriented summer undergraduate internships in Hong Kong and the region. Faculty supervision/direction is required for each intern.

The Center also welcomes faculty and student initiatives that require no Center funding and can benefit from logistical and staff support.


     III. Proposal Format

Please follow the submission instructions as indicated on the online portal.  Budget templates are also provided as part of the submission process.

Each proposal should include: names and affiliations of main organizers/participants (from the University and other institutions); discussion of aims, significance, and rationale; preferred timing; and preliminary budget (guidelines for conference proposals/budgeting can be obtained on the portal).  For conferences, cost sharing with local partners and collaborating institutions is generally expected. Conference proposals should include discussion of the potential for future collaboration.


     IV. Eligibility

Proposals may originate from teams of collaborators in any discipline, but must be sponsored by at least one person holding a current academic appointment at the University of Chicago. Current members of the Center Faculty Advisory Board are eligible to apply, provided that they recuse themselves during the review and voting on their proposal. Proposals focusing on activities of students must come from faculty members supervising the students, and awards cannot support graduate student research that is coextensive with ongoing doctoral dissertation work.


     V. Award timeline

Proposal coverage period: 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

December 22, 2017          Submission via Portal closes
February 16, 2018            Award decisions letters distributed                                                             

Proposals submitted by the stated deadline will receive priority consideration, however we welcome inquiries at any time of the year, subject to the availability of funding.


     VI. Proposal Selection and Award Administration

Proposals will be reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Center in Hong Kong. Funding for awards will become available beginning July 1, 2018 for projects in the 2018-2019 academic year. The Center in Hong Kong will provide assistance in planning and managing the logistics for the project, project communications, and access to the facilities at the Center. Projects funded must submit a report assessing the projects’ success and impact after their completion. We will also ask you to authorize a final financial report. Reports for projects must be received at the end of the quarter in which the project was completed.


     VII. Further guidance:

For Information about past and upcoming activities at the Center please visit our website at https://www.uchicago.hk. Faculty and researchers receiving this invitation are encouraged to distribute this call for proposals to members of the University community.  If you require any additional guidance, please feel free to reach out to us at hk@uchicago.edu.