The Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs invites proposals for a two-year grant that will fund interdisciplinary faculty-student research projects that address a global issue of broad public importance. The purpose of this initiative is to “enhance Drake’s involvement in addressing pressing global issues,” thus helping position Drake as a “global knowledge hub” in service to local, national and international communities.
One project will be funded for the period from January 1, 2017-December 31, 2018 (start and end date may be adjusted).
The Nelson Institute will provide $20,000-$30,000 in support of the selected project, depending upon demonstrated need. Project leaders are encouraged, if necessary, to seek additional funding from on- and off-campus sources.
The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2016. Proposals should be sent to Denise Ganpat (email@example.com). A review committee will consist of the three members of the Nelson Institute Advisory Group, two additional faculty representatives from Global and International Programs Academic Council (GIPAC) and a staff member from the Grants Office. Award notification will occur by December 15, 2016.
Teams are encouraged to consult with the Director of the Nelson Institute as they prepare their proposals (firstname.lastname@example.org). The successful grant team will be expected to submit an interim grant report by December 31, 2017 and a final grant report by December 31, 2018.
Explication of Research Topic
Clear identification of the pressing global issue to be addressed and an explanation of its pubic significance.
An exposition of the research objectives and methods related to the project.
An explanation of how the project takes advantage of particular strengths Drake and the community bring to addressing the issue.
Identification of Interdisciplinary Research Team
Commitments from an interdisciplinary faculty research team consisting of three or more faculty members (at least two of whom must be Drake affiliated). One or more Principal Investigators must be identified.
Evidence that the team members possess the requisite qualifications to successfully carry out the project (please attach c.v.s).
The project must involve two or more paid student research assistants with appropriate qualifications
The research may be joint or parallel (i.e., a single joint project or several individual projects that each address related aspects of a common theme).
Activities and Outcomes
Please direct inquiries to David Skidmore (email@example.com).