Faculty Research Abroad Program
2020 Call for Proposal and Participation
Organized by: Fordham University and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sponsored by: Fordham Office of Research, Fordham Office of Chief Diversity Officer, Fordham University Research Council, Fordham Strategic Research Consortium on Global Studies, Fordham Office of International Initiatives
We are pleased to announce the third Fordham University Faculty Research Abroad Program (FRAP) designed to facilitate the development of research collaborations between Fordham University (Fordham) and overseas scholars. Fordham will work with Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PUC-Rio) (http://www.puc-rio.br/english/#aboutpuc), a Jesuit and research university, to implement this program scheduled for June 14 to 21, 2020. Main goals of the proposed program are to:
1. Organize an international symposium on global studies at PUC-Rio;
2. Conduct research field trips investigating global issues in Brazil; and
3. Develop and submit joint grant proposals to U.S. or Latin American foundations.
The FRAP will select a maximum of 15 Fordham faculty and students to participate in the program. The application guidelines are noted below.
I. Eligibility and Application Procedures
1. Applicants must be tenured or tenure-track faculty at Fordham.
2. Interested faculty applicants must submit:
- application form;
- a one-page symposium presentation abstract (up to 250 words) with four to five key words to be used to search for funding opportunities; and
- a two-page CV.
3. The one-page presentation abstract should focus on one of the following subjects to demonstrate expertise in the area of and/or propose a collaborative project on:
- Theories and Research Methods of Globalization
- The Global South
- Relationships Between the Global North and South
- US-Latin American Relations
- Global Sustainable Cities
- Global Environmental Concerns
- Urban Ecology
- Global Economics
- Global Finance
- Global (and Glocal) Histories
- Global Cultural Studies
- Global Peace and Conflict Resolution
- Global African (Diasporic)-Religions
- Global Inter-faith Dialogues
- Global Women/Gender/Sexualities Studies
- Global Poverty Issues
- Immigration and Refugees
- Human Rights
- Big Data, Cybersecurity, and Artificial Intelligence
- Global Health Care
4. Each selected faculty will be encouraged to recommend one (1) Fordham undergraduate or graduate student to join his/her research project. The procedure and criteria for recommending and selecting students will be shared once faculty participants have been selected.
5. Both Fordham University Office of Research and PUC-Rio will assist participating Fordham faculty to identify research partners at PUC-Rio and identify proper funding opportunities for grant proposals prior to the trip. Communication between the research partners will begin prior to the scheduled travel. Research proposals should contemplate not a one-time collaboration but a continuing and long-term project.
6. All participating faculty and students are expected to develop joint research projects, such as grant proposals, research papers, and/or research presentations within six months after the trip.
7. The Office of Research will work with Fordham University Research Council to organize a review committee to evaluate and select participants based on the criteria of their projects’ feasibility, deliverability and sustainability.
All faculty applicants must submit their 1) application form, 2) symposium presentation abstract, and 3) CV no later than November 18, 2019.
II. Financial Responsibilities
1. PUC at Rio will be responsible for organizing two-day research field trips, two-day international symposium, airport pickup and drop for the designated group flight, and welcome and farewell dinners.
2. Fordham University will support up to 15 Fordham faculty students covering the cost of international airfare, lodging and a portion of group meals in Brazil.
3. Fordham faculty and student participants will be responsible for paying: international airfare costs in excess of $1,200; local transportation costs to and from the US-based airport; individual meals while in transit to and from the United States and in Brazil; and costs associated with obtaining a passport, visa, international health insurance, immunizations, and other incidental expenses.
4. All Fordham participants are required to register their travel through the University’s Travel Registry prior to departure.
III. Program Management and Facilitation
1. FRAP will be managed and facilitated by the Office of Research at Fordham.
2. The Office of Research will organize pre-trip and post-trip workshops to improve understanding of the FRAP and promote global research collaborations.
IV. Tentative Timetable for the Proposed Program
June 14-15: Leave NYC for Brazil
June 16-17: Research Field Trip in Brazil
June 18-19: International Research Forum
June 20: Individual Research Collaboration
June 21: Leave Brazil for NYC