Emory Report

Feb. 15, 1999

 Volume 51, No. 20

Fund for Internationalization guidelines set; proposals due soon 31

The University Fund for Internationalization (UFI) provides intramural support for projects that further the University's objectives set out in "Internationalizing Emory: A Strategy for Leadership in Global Education." Now that the individual schools have become more focused on internationalism, new projects that originate in a single school should be funded through that school's regular budgetary process.

Consequently, the University Fund for Internationalization will have a different focus this year. The fund has allocated $130,000 to complete its prior commitments to multi-year projects for student research and study abroad. The remaining $120,000 will be available in academic year 1999-2000 to provide "seed money" for significant new cross-school and Universitywide projects. Proposals are due March 31.


Who may apply

1. Groups of two or more schools;

2. Groups of faculty, staff and students from two or more schools; and

3. University-wide entities (e.g., Halle Institute, the Ethics Center)


Types of support

The fund will support projects and initiatives that significantly further the objectives of the University's internationalization strategy contained in Internationalizing Emory: A Strategy for Leadership in Global Education. Copies of this document are available from the Office of International Affairs (OIA) or on the office's web site at <http://www.emory.edu/ OIA/pub/strategy.html>.

Specifically, the fund will provide support for:

1) Projects that will be funded from other sources after an initial injection of "seed money" from the fund;

2) Pilot projects that, if successful, will continue in future years without additional fund support; or

3) Expenses involved in creating a viable grant proposal to a funding source outside the University for support of a substantial project that would further the University's strategy for internationalism.

The fund will not provide support for release time or otherwise provide salary support for existing faculty or staff.


Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

1. Impact: The proposal will significantly contribute to the objectives stated in "Internationalizing Emory: A Strategy for Leadership in Global Education."

2. Feasibility: The project can be completed with the resources requested (together with any other resources available to the project).

3. Sustainability: The project has the potential to be sustained in subsequent years through other funding sources.

Proposal format and timing

Proposals should contain the following items:

Cover sheet(s):

1. Name of applicants, Emory affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address. If applicants are entities of the University, the individual or individuals who will be in charge of the project should be included here.

2. Abstract. A brief (three to four lines) summary of the proposal.

3. Signature(s). Applications must be signed by each individual applicant or, if entities apply, by the deans (or equivalent heads) of each entity.

4. Amount of funding requested, with budget outline of the entire project (including other funding sources, if any).

Proposal description:

Narrative of up to three pages describing specifically what is proposed, the time line for its accomplishment, the personnel involved, other resources available or sought, prospects for long-range funding, and how it will promote the objectives stated in "Internationalizing Emory: A Strategy for Leadership in Global Education."

Letter from dean or equivalent:

All applications by groups of faculty, students or staff must be accompanied by a letter of support from the dean of each applicant's school (or equivalent). All applications by groups of schools or by Universitywide entities must be accompanied by a letter of support from the dean (or equivalent) for each entity.


Proposals (12 copies) should be submitted on or before March 31. Mail to: The Vice Provost for International Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Box 52 Administration Building; or hand deliver to Suite G150, Gambrell Hall.

Proposals must be received by the OIA no later than 5 p.m. March 31. Late submissions will not be considered for funding, even if late receipt is the fault of the U.S. mail, Emory campus mail or any commercial delivery service.

Evaluation of proposals

All proposals shall be evaluated per the criteria listed above. The vice provost for International Affairs has appointed a subcommittee of the International Affairs Council charged with evaluating and ranking the proposals for funding. The vice provost shall also be an ex-officio member of this committee. Proposals will be ranked for funding and submitted to the provost for final approval.


At the conclusion of the project a brief written report of the project shall be provided to the committee. Each year the committee shall make a comprehensive report of its activities to the vice provost, who will forward the report to the International Affairs Council and the provost.

Contact Number

Office of International Affairs at 404-727-7504.

Announcements of awards will be made by May 30.

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