ASC Funding for Africa-Related Research in STEM Disciplines

As part of President Coleman’s commitment to strengthen U-M initiatives in African Studies, research funds will be available to support Africa related innovative projects in the STEM disciplines. The expected seed funding award will vary depending on the projects submitted but will not exceed $10,000. DUE DATE JANUARY 25, 2013 STEM- AFRICA : The STEM-Africa Initiative advances research collaborations and career development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics between the U-M and partnering institutions in Africa. Applications are encouraged for projects that promote and enrich existing STEM initiatives in Africa and support new intellectual engagements that extend scientific knowledge and nurture emerging STEM scholars on the continent. CRITERIA  Applicants must be full-time members of the U-M faculty  Focus is on Africa  Project builds upon existing scholarship, demonstrates originality and innovation, and offers notable academic value  Project deepens collaborative partnerships with African counterparts  Scope of work is reasonable for 12 months  Project has potential for future expansion / scale up  Project shows evidence that you anticipate the project being sustained beyond the grant period LIST OF APPLICATION MATERIALS 1. Application cover sheet 2. Maximum 2-page description of the project must address: a. Context of work b. Specific activities proposed for funding c. Rationale, noting originality and significance of the work d. Partnerships (if any), and expected role of listed parties e. Plan for continuation of the proposed project 3. Budget (max 1 page), distinguishing travel, salary, supplies/equipment, other. 4. A list of any funding requests under review for the same project. 5. Timeline 6. CV(s) of the Applicant, listed partners, and students proposed for funding.

African Studies Center | | asc-contact@umich.edu | http://www.ii.umich.edu/asc

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