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China, India and Korea Fund

The China, India and Korea (CIK) Fund, administered by the Office of International Programs, is intended to develop, strengthen and maintain institutional exchanges and academic collaborations between KU and counterparts at selected post-secondary institutions in China, India and Korea and other South East Asian countries. The fund prioritizes helping departments and schools initiate and/or build relationships on behalf of KU with peer institutions of higher learning in these countries. The fund can also support faculty research travel to these countries.

Proposals for institutional exchange and academic collaboration:

To obtain funding for projects involving institutional exchange or academic collaboration, the applicant’s department/school must provide matching funds with any funding requested from the CIK Fund. The matching funds should come from the department/school and not from central administration. Funds are intended to be used by the KU faculty and staff to initiate and support institutional partnership between partner universities in order to promote research, student exchange and curriculum development.

Letters of application should include:

  1. A description of the project, including its benefit to KU;
  2. A schedule for the project;
  3. A list of participating KU faculty;
  4. An overall budget that shows department/school's matching funds;
  5. A letter from the department chair or dean endorsing the project and acknowledging the department/school's commitment to matching funds.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis by Whitney Denning at whitneydenning@ku.edu.

Proposals for faculty research:

Eligible applicants for individual faculty research projects will be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at KU who seek funding to pursue research in one of these countries that will result in a scholarly publication. Applicants who have not received support from the CIK fund in the past three years will receive priority.

Letters of application should include:

  1. An official letter of request (not to exceed three single-spaced pages). Include specifics of the planned research such as the nature of the topic and its importance, plans for publication and/or inclusion in teaching, the research site, the length of the stay abroad, etc.);
  2. A two-page curriculum vitae, a budget, information on other sources of support or potential support and an endorsement from the applicant’s department chair;
  3. If applicants have previously received an award from this fund, an additional one-page statement of the results of the activities and publications accomplished as a result of that award is required.

Proposals must be submitted to Whitney Denning at whitneydenning@ku.edu by 5 p.m. on March 16, 2018.


Megan Greene, Director of Faculty Programs


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