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2012-13 United Board - Call for Proposals
 

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The United Board invites proposals in (1) Local Knowledge and (2) Interreligious Understanding and Peacebuilding for the July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 fiscal year. Proposals should be submitted by ...

The United Board invites proposals in (1) Local Knowledge and (2) Interreligious Understanding and Peacebuilding for the July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 fiscal year. Proposals should be submitted by October 31, 2011. Proposals should be emailed to grants@unitedboard.org. Decisions regarding proposal funding will be announced by June 30, 2012.

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    2012-13 United Board - Call for Proposals 2012-13 United Board - Call for Proposals Document Transcript

    • UNITED BOARD FOR CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IN ASIA New York office: Hong Kong Office: 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1221 1/F, Chung Chi College New York, New York 10115, USA Administration Building, Telephone: (212) 870-2600 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Fax: (212) 870-2322 Shatin, N.T., HK e-mail: grants@unitedboard.org e-mail: grants@unitedboard.org GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSALS LOCAL KNOWLEDGE and PEACEBUILDING 2012 –2013Proposal ConsiderationsThe United Board invites proposals in (1) Local Knowledge and (2) InterreligiousUnderstanding and Peacebuilding for the July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 fiscal year. Proposalsshould be submitted by October 31, 2011. Proposals should be emailed togrants@unitedboard.org. Decisions regarding proposal funding will be announced by June30, 2012.(1) Local Knowledge and Undergraduate Teaching and Learning:Proposals should explain the significance of the local knowledge that will be collected andhow it will be collected, organized and used in teaching and learning. Projects may beinterdisciplinary or may be in any area of the arts, humanities, social sciences or naturalsciences.Proposals should meet at least one of these criteria: Create models that integrate local knowledge in undergraduate curricula. Involve undergraduate students as active participants in the collection, organization, analysis and/or sharing of data. Expand the capacity of an institution’s faculty and/or library staff in the uses of local knowledge for teaching, learning, student research and/or service. Emphasize collaboration in the collection and/or use of local knowledge data (e.g., among classes, across departments, among the institution and community, or among higher education institutions in one country or internationally).Local Knowledge grants do not support the digitization of archives or other collections,faculty research or the cost of bandwidth, electricity, or servers. Project organizers are
    • encouraged to use available equipment. Hardware and software costs, if any, should beminimal and should account for no more than 15% of the proposed budget.(2) Interreligious Understanding and PeacebuildingProjects in the areas of interreligious understanding, peacebuilding, peace studies and conflicttransformation will be considered. We are particularly interested in proposals that fostercollaboration with other institutions, engage local communities and promote experientialand/or service learning. Projects may be in any academic discipline or be interdisciplinary.BackgroundThroughout Asia and across the globe, tensions and even violent conflicts arising fromreligious, ethnic, economic, competition for resources and political difference have beenincreasing in number, scope and severity. Higher education institutions can be effective agentsof peace, particularly through programs that train faculty and students and that engage localcommunities through service and experiential learning.Proposal detailsPriority will be given to proposals that meet at least one of these criteria: Develop effective undergraduate curriculum in peacebuilding, interreligious understanding and/or peace studies that addresses both broad theoretical and local, practical issues and approaches to promoting peace. Engage/benefit local communities while promoting effective training of students through service-learning and experiential learning. Integrate interreligious understanding and peacebuilding with core curriculum. Design innovative and sustainable models for training faculty and students (both short- and long-term). Emphasize collaboration (in one of the above-named fields) within and beyond the institution, across departments, between institution and community or among higher education institutions in one country or internationally.Please send proposals to grants@unitedboard.org We also welcome inquiries regardingpossible proposals. Questions should be directed to aboretz@unitedboard.comGeneral GuidelinesProposals should explain how the proposed program meets the proposing institution’s ownpriorities. For example, how will the project/program’s activities contribute to a strongerfaculty or better leadership in your university? For a single-institution proposal, pleaseindicate if the leadership or administration of the institution is fully committed to the projectwith support of funding, time, personnel or other resources. For multi-institutional proposals,
    • please make sure that the division of responsibilities and the leadership structure are clearlystated, and all institutions are committed to the project and their roles in it. Also, forprojects/programs that extend beyond the proposing institution, please describe how theproposing institution is the best institution to implement the project/program. To demonstrateyour school’s commitment to your proposal, please indicate the amount your school isspending from other sources for the project/program for which you are requesting UnitedBoard support.What We Don’t Support1. Requests from individuals (without institutional endorsement)2. Requests from a non-Asian institution not in collaboration with our Asian partner(s)3. Church or relief work or community outreach that has no relation to higher education4. Student scholarships (except for designated grants)5. Requests for funding to turn thesis/dissertation into research publications6. Requests for attending or sponsoring conferences7. Buildings and building maintenance (except for designated grants)8. Salaries or salary supplement (except for designated grants)9. Equipment and furniture (except for local knowledge or designated grants)Format for Proposal 1. Executive Summary (separate page for each project, not to exceed one page) Institution Fiscal year Title of proposal Goal or purpose Participant(s) Activities Total budget Assessment (to be filled by UB staff) 2. Contact person and contact information (address, telephone, fax, e-mail). 3. Background and rationale. 4. Goals and objectives, including expected outcomes. 5. Description of participant(s) and intended activities. 6. Stages of project and time frame; process to be used for evaluation at each stage. 7. Provision for continuity of program after the grant is depleted. 8. Detailed itemized budget. Use reasonable estimates and do not include items
    • pertaining to buildings, furniture, equipment, salaries, overhead, miscellaneous or contingency costs. Indicate conversion rate and whether the budget is in local currency or in US dollars.9. Components of project and amounts of support requested from United Board.10. Other source(s) of funding that have been obtained or are being sought.11. Proposal prepared by _________________________________Date _______________12. Signature by head of proposing institution ________________ Date ______________