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KU-UCR Exchange Support Fund

KU-UCR Exchange Support Fund, administered by the Office of International Programs, prioritizes support for faculty exchange development between KU and the University of Costa Rica. The fund can also be used to support KU faculty research in Costa Rica or elsewhere in Latin America.

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 KU-UCR Exchange Support 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 also 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 will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please email proposals to 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 Costa Rica or elsewhere in Latin America that will result in a scholarly publication. Applicants who have not received support from the KU-UCR Exchange Support 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 should be submitted by 5:00 pm on March 20, 2017. Please email proposals to Whitney Denning at whitneydenning@ku.edu.

Contact

Megan Greene, Director of Faculty Programs
785-864-6161 / mgreene@ku.edu


 

 

KU-UCR Collaborative Research Fund

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.

 

This special fund was created to strengthen the long-standing relationship between KU and the University of Costa Rica. It is administered by the Office of International Programs. The fund's objective is to set up solid international collaborative research projects in order to advance scientific knowledge. It facilitates the development of research proposals of excellence that are relevant for the research priorities of both institutions. The fund also supports the establishment of substantial international collaborative research teams to successfully secure external funding.

Application Process

Proposals from all areas of research can be submitted to the Office of International Programs. Interdisciplinary projects are especially encouraged. When possible proposals should include researchers from the University of Costa Rica, who will be considered "external collaborators." Dissertations, thesis papers, and publications will not be supported.

Proposals will be evaluated by a review committee, created specifically for this purpose. Faculty members should expect written feedback concerning their proposals. Priority will be given to affiliations that create new opportunities for KU/UCR faculty members and enhance faculty teaching and research at both institutions.

Funding will be made available immediately upon notification of award and funds need to be spent in accordance with the fiscal year cycle.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please email proposals to Whitney Denning at whitneydenning@ku.edu.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria and requisites should be included in the proposal:

  • Name of the proposal
  • Timeline for execution
  • Researchers' names
  • Common areas of research
  • Background about previous collaborations
  • Applicant's curriculum vitae
  • Project's general objective
  • Description of state-of-the-art in the area of proposed research
  • Implementation plan (methodology and activities) including the planning grant
  • Chronology of the activities
  • Detailed budget
  • Applications should be no longer than ten single pages in 12-point font; two-page curriculum vitae for all of the principal researchers from both institutions must be appended
  • A letter from the department chair or dean endorsing the project
  • A letter from the counterpart institutional unit endorsing the project

Additional Considerations

Researchers should have a good knowledge of Costa Rican regulations concerning biodiversity protection, bioethics and human subjects research. The budget cannot be used for faculty salaries and infrastructure. A clear description of expected outcomes of the collaborative research is essential.

Contact

Megan Greene, Director of Faculty Programs
785-864-6161 / mgreene@ku.edu

 

 


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