Fordham University Faculty Research Abroad Program, 2019 (Birkbeck University, London)
- Fordham University Office of Research
- Birkbeck, University of London
- Fordham University London Centre
- Fordham Strategic Research Consortium on Digital Scholarship
- Fordham University Office of International Initiatives
- Fordham University Research Council
We are pleased to announce the second annual 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 Birkbeck, University of London (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/) in London, U.K., to implement the 2019 FRAP program, which is scheduled to be held from June 2 to 7, 2019. The major goals of the proposed program are to:
- Organize an international symposium on digital scholarship at the Fordham London Centre;
- Conduct research field trips investigating digital scholarship and joint institutional research collaborations in the UK; and
- Develop and submit joint grant proposals to American, British and European foundations.
The 2019 FRAP will select a maximum of 15 Fordham faculty, staff, and doctoral students. The competition is open to Fordham staff and doctoral students, but the applicants' supervising departments must provide partial funding to cover expenses. The application guidelines are noted below.
I. Eligibility and Application Procedures
Faculty applicants must be tenured or tenure-track faculty at Fordham. Fordham staff and doctoral student applicants must be principal investigators or an essential part of Fordham faculty applicants' digital projects leading to conference papers, publications, scholarly website, or pedagogy projects. Doctoral student applicants must be current, full-time, and degree-seeking students through August 2019 who are in good academic standing and having met their school's satisfactory academic progress norms.
1. Interested applicants must submit:
- an online application form https://form.jotform.com/82694911513157
- a one-page research forum presentation abstract (up to 250 words) with 4 to 5 key words to be used in search for funding opportunities; and
- a two-page curriculum vitae.
2. The one-page presentation abstract should describe a proposed collaborative project that incorporates digital scholarship in disciplines and subject areas that include humanities, social sciences, sciences, technology studies and area studies.
Broadly, digital scholarship encompasses the use of digital technologies to advance methods of inquiry and scholarly communication, as well as research on digital technology and media. The research of digital scholarship should include one of the following components:
- Interrogating theoretical and critical approaches to digital scholarship
- Data visualization and analysis, including methods such as topic modeling
- Mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) and spatial studies
- Network analysis
- Text encoding
- Virtual and augmented reality
- Digital performing arts analysis
- Annotation and social annotation methods
- Sound studies
- 3D modeling/visualization
- Smart urbanism and smart cities
- Online platforms for archival content
- Educational technology and hybrid learning
- Cyber security and digital networks
- Web scraping
- Data ethics / data justice.
3. Both Fordham University Office of Research and Birkbeck, University of London will assist participating Fordham faculty, staff, and doctoral students in identifying research partners at Birkbeck or its affiliates in the wider University of London community, and in identifying proper funding opportunities prior to the trip. Please visit Birkbeck faculty profile for the reference: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/departments.
4. Communication between the research partners must occur before the trip. Research proposals should contemplate not a one-time collaboration but a continuing and long-term project.
5. All participating faculty, staff, and doctoral students are expected to develop joint research projects, such as grant proposals, research papers, and/or research presentations within six months after the trip.
6. The Office of Research will work with the University Research Council to organize a review committee to evaluate and select applications based on the criteria of 1) feasibility, 2) deliverability, and 3) sustainability.
All applicants must submit their 1) one-page symposium presentation abstract; and 2) two-page cv to Tihana Abiala, Research Initiatives Officer, via https://form.jotform.com/82694911513157 no later than December 1, 2018. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
1. Birkbeck, University of London will be responsible for organizing a research field trip, a round table meeting, and a welcome reception/dinner for all Fordham participants during their stay in London. It is likely to include partial attendance at a large digital humanities conference being organized by the School for Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London, being held from June 6-7, 2019. Birkbeck will also be responsible for symposium registration for non-Fordham participants.
2. Fordham's Office of Research will support up to 10 Fordham faculty, covering the cost of international airfare, lodging, and group meals in London.
3. Fordham's Office of Research will support up to 5 Fordham staff and doctoral students, covering the cost of lodging and group meals in London.
4. The Fordham London Center will provide conference rooms, facilities and logistical service for the symposium.
5. Each Fordham faculty participant will be responsible for paying: international airfare costs in excess of $600; local transportation costs to and from the US-based airport; local transportation costs from the airport to the hotel in London; individual meals while in transit to and from the United States and in London; and costs associated with obtaining a passport, international health insurance, immunizations, and other incidental expenses.
6. Each Fordham staff or doctoral student participant will be responsible for paying the full cost of their international airfare; local transportation costs to and from the US-based airport; local transportation costs from the airport to the hotel in London; individual meals while in transit to and from the United States and in London; and costs associated with obtaining a passport, international health insurance, immunizations, and other incidental expenses. Staff and doctoral student applicants are strongly encouraged to secure funding for the balance of the travel costs from their departments and units.
7. All Fordham participants are required to register their travel through the University's Travel Registry prior to departure.
III. Program Management and Facilitation
- FRAP is managed and facilitated by the Office of Research at Fordham.
- 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 2: Leave NYC for London
June 3: Campus Tour, Roundtable Meeting and Welcome Reception at Birkbeck
June 4-5: International Symposium on Digital Scholarship at the Fordham London Centre
June 6: Individual Research Collaborations and/or attendance at the School for Advanced Study Digital Humanities conference
June 7: Leave London for NYC