In order to encourage faculty members to pursue external funding for research initiatives on gender in global context, the Center provides assistance to faculty developing grant ideas and writing proposals. The Center would also like to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among the faculty in pursuing innovative research design. For more information, please contact Amy Jamison at .
Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are awarded; however, GenCen would like to receive all applications prior to March 31, 2017.
The Provost and the Dean of ISP have made available funds to develop long-term international strategic partnerships with universities and institutions of higher education and research abroad. GenCen is awarding strategic partnerships grants in these priority areas:
1. Gender, Justice & Environmental Change (gender and agriculture/environment)
2. Gender-Based Violence
3. LGBTQ scholarship and outreach
4. Intersectionality and Diversity
5. Gender and higher education
These partnerships should involve more than one department and/or college at MSU. Collaborations that link Arts and Letters or Social Science faculty to the international themes are encouraged. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are awarded; however, GenCen would like to receive all applications prior to March 31, 2017 for fund allocation during this fiscal year (to be used by June 30, 2017). Please follow the guidelines below.
The partnerships should center on collaborative research, including research proposal development and preliminary research activities that build capacity at partnering institutions around the GenCen-identified areas mentioned above. They should ultimately lead to potential long-term research and other collaborations between MSU and the partner institution. Funding may be granted for continued support to develop these partnerships depending on the outcomes of the initial grant.
Strategic Partnership funds will provide partial support of travel costs, both for MSU faculty and for their partners coming from abroad. The applicant faculty members' colleges and/or departments will be expected to contribute to the costs of this travel to ensure that the commitment to long-term partnering is shared by these units. A 20% match by a department or college is required. Strategic Partnership funding is not intended to support the travel of Center or Office Directors. These travel awards should ultimately result in the development and submission of a collaborative research proposal (including MSU and partner institution faculty) for external funding.
Proposals should not exceed 3 pages and should include:
1. Narrative which addresses specifically:
2. Written endorsement from the applicants' deans or department chairpersons committing to a minimum of 20% matching funds.
3. Proposed budget.
The long-term criteria that will be used to evaluate the use of these funds will include the number and quality of:
To view a PDF version of GenCen's Strategic Partnership Funding Guidelines, click here.
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