Funded through the UK Confucius Institute (UKCI), this grant provides UK faculty members with financial support toward international and domestic travel for China-related conferences, research, course field trips, and curriculum development.
GRANT FOCUS AREAS
UKCI is interested in funding UK faculty pursuing China-focused academic endeavors. There are three categories of Faculty Grants:
- International Travel: $2,500 (limit per grant) x 10 to support UK faculty to travel internationally for China-related conferences (must be speakers) and research
- Curriculum Development: $1000 x 8 to integrate perspectives from China into courses and programs that do not already include this aspect.
Note: A faculty can only be awarded one category of award each academic year.
- Applicants must be full-time faculty who teach at least one course at the University of Kentucky.
- Grants cannot be deferred and recipients may only hold one active UKCI grant at a time. Funds must be used in accordance with standard University of Kentucky funding policies.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Faculty seeking grant funding will be required to complete an application form. Click HERE to apply. The following are required.
- Curriculum vitae
- Proposal Narrative: Proposals should be no more than 2 pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font, and should include the following:
- A description of the research/conference/field-trip/curriculum development and a timeline of activity.
- If funding sought is for research:
- A description of the project and the central research question(s)
- A brief summary of the relevant literature and the relationship of the proposed research to that literature
- A brief summary of the conceptual framework, research methods, data collection instruments, and modes of analysis that the project will employ
- A brief description of research activity to be supported by the grant
- All proposals should include information on the knowledge or improvement that is expected to result from the proposed research/conference/field-trip/development.
- Official (e.g. conference) invitation (if any)
- Administrative recommendation
- Proposals must be supported by a letter from the department head or the dean explaining how the proposed activity contributes to the development of the applicant’s research or teaching and to China-related knowledge.
- Any additional information relevant to the proposed research/conference/field-trip/curricular development
- Proposed budget: clearly proposes how funds would be used and any other sources of funding.
The UKCI Steering Committee’s Grant Sub-committee will evaluate all proposals and make the final decisions regarding the awards. The criteria used in evaluating proposals include:
Likelihood that answers to research questions, issues investigated at conferences, topics explored on field-trips, or subject matters of revised courses or programs of study will advance understanding about China or China-related subjects.
The deadline for proposals is March 22, 2017.
Awards will be announced by April 10, 2017.
Questions should be directed to: Huajing Maske at Huajing.email@example.com
Completed Applications or recommendation letters can also be sent to Sean McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org