NDI announces two funding opportunities available to Notre Dame faculty to expand their research overseas

Author: NDI-News

Global Collaboration Initiative and Luksic Grant Program – Deadlines are October 1 and October 14, 2013

1) The Global Collaboration Initiative (GCI) AY2014-15 funding cycle is intended to enable the establishment or continuation of international cooperation for programs of research, scholarship and sustained collaboration that will make major contributions in any field of study. Several grants between $10,000 and $20,000 will be awarded to fund initiatives in international research scholarship and collaboration with major foreign universities and research organizations.

For additional details about the GCI and the application process, please visit http://international.nd.edu/global-collaboration-initiative-gci/ or contact Dr. Geraldine Meehan.

The deadline for submission for the next round of GCI proposal review is October 1, 2013. Awards will be effective on or after July 1, 2014.

2) Supported by a gift from Chilean benefactor Andrónico Luksic to Notre Dame, the objective of Luksic Collaboration grants is to encourage the Notre Dame community to find new ways to engage with peers at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) in Santiago and in particular to increase the number of Notre Dame faculty and staff going to Santiago to participate in exchanges, conferences, research and other collaborative scholarly endeavors. 

Notre Dame faculty and staff may apply for grants of up to $10,000 ($20,000 for team proposals) – the next proposal deadlines are October 14, 2013 and March 17, 2014.  Please consult the Request for Proposal for more information and submission guidelines.

Six Notre Dame faculty, from a wide range of disciplines, are recipients of the first round of Luksic Grants:

  • Michael Coppedge, Political Science: Varieties of Democracy in Latin America
  • Peter Garnavich, Physics: Strengthening Astrophysics Collaboration with PUC Through INACI
  • Yih-Fang Huang and Vijay Gupta, Electrical Engineering: Distributed Sensor Networks for Monitoring and Mitigating Natural Hazards
  • Graham Lappin, Chemistry and Biochemistry: Collaborative research effort in chemistry
  • Fabio Semperlotti and Mihir Sen, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering: Initiation of ND-PUC Collaboration on Solid-State Thermomechanics and Thermosacoustics
  • Samuel Valenzuela, Sociology: The New Party System in Chile