Deadline: November 27, 2023
(Awards will be announced before the end of the semester)
The Fund was established through a gift from Martha and H.A.R. Tilaar to Indiana University School of Education for IU-B faculty to “support expenses related to the teaching, learning, and research activities of faculty focused on global issues of women’s empowerment and education in the Asia Pacific region with preference given to work concentrating on Southeast Asia.” The Tilaar’s gift will support faculty affiliated with the School of Education and/or the School of Global and International Studies. The region of Southeast Asia encompasses Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (North & South), Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Phillippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tubalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.
Examples of projects and activities that may be supported by “The Fund” include the following:
- Development of conferences, symposia, workshops, and/or programs intended to further the empowerment and education of women of and in Southeast Asia and/or the larger Asia Pacific Region through understanding of global issues
- Development of educational programs and/or materials intended to empower women of and in Southeast Asia and/or the larger Asia-Pacific region through understanding of global issues
- Faculty research (including collaborative research) related to furthering the empowerment and education of women of and in Southeast Asia and/or the larger Asia-Pacific region through understanding of global issues
- Creative development of materials and/or creative activities that inform the greater empowerment and education of women in Southeast Asia and/or the larger Asia-Pacific region in relation to global issues
- Research and/or teaching activities that present the voices of women of Southeast Asia and/or the larger Pacific region to a larger public in ways that empower those women and educate other women like them in relation to global issues
- Development of networks of communication to disseminate knowledge of global issues specifically to women of Southeast Asia and/or the larger Asia-Pacific region toward the goal of their empowerment.
- The applicant must hold a regular tenure track academic appointment in the Indiana University Bloomington School of Education or the School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at the rank of assistant professor or higher. Faculty members applying from within SGIS should identify the nature of their SGIS affiliation.
- The activities for which the applicant seeks funding must be related directly to the goal of empowering women of and in Southeast Asia and/or the larger Asia-Pacific region through increasing their knowledge of global issues and/or must address global issues that in clear and specific ways are linked to empowering women of the specific regions through increasing their knowledge.
- The primary activities for which the applicant seeks funding must be directly related to teaching, learning, or research.
You are required to submit your budget to Sean Price at email@example.com in the R&D Budget Office for review and feedback prior to submission of a proposal.
- The maximum total funds to be awarded in the 2024 competition is $10,000. Applicants are invited to submit budgets not to exceed $10,000. All activities for which the applicant seeks funding must be completed by June 30, 2025.
- Budget requests may not include salary/stipend to faculty members.
- Budget requests may not include purchase of equipment.
- Budget request may not include tuition support of research or graduate assistants but may include payments to such assistants on an hourly basis if appropriate.
- Travel to professional meetings will not be allowed, however funds for travel to the target region of the proposal will be allowed if consistent with the goals of the proposal. Requests for payment of travel expenses must be accompanied by a justification based on the purposes or objectives of the proposed activity or project.
- Budget must include printing cost of one poster for internal grants poster session.
Format and Style of Proposal
- Proposals must be concise and must not exceed five 8 ½ x 11 double-spaced pages with one-inch margins on the top, bottom and sides, using 12 point font (12 characters per inch). Font size does not apply to charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
- A brief abstract, budget, and budget justification should be included in the proposal but are not counted in the five-page limit. Other materials may be attached but will be read at the discretion of the reviewers.
- Over-budgeted and over-length proposals will not be considered.
- If a proposal is concurrently submitted for review by any other funding source(s), the other funding source(s) must be noted on the budget of the proposal.
- If a proposal will be linked to or incorporated within another ongoing project, the other project(s) must be noted on the budget of the proposal.
- All proposed activities involving the use of human subjects must have a completed “research protocol involving human subjects” approved by the campus committee before funding will be released.
- Do the objectives of the project pertain directly to global issues of women’s empowerment and education in the Asia-Pacific region?
- Are these objectives stated clearly, concisely, and coherently?
- Are the objectives justified by a compelling rationale?
- Are the procedures or activities of the project clear, coherent, and connected to the objectives?
- Are the procedures directed to furthering the empowerment and education of women in and of the Asia-Pacific region and are they directly and clearly linked to global issues?
- Are the procedures likely to be conducted in a timely, efficient, and effective manner?
- Overall Quality:
- Are the proposed activities likely to be completed effectively in terms of the objectives?
- Is the proposed budget congruent with the objectives and scope of the proposed activities?
- Are the proposed activities likely to lead to additional funding and to subsequent projects related to furthering the empowerment and education of women in and of the Asia-Pacific region in relation to global issues?
- What is the overall quality of the proposal in its potential for the effective empowerment and education of women of and in the Asia-Pacific region in relation to global issues?
This competition will be administered by a committee of faculty members appointed by the Dean of the School of Education and the Dean of the School of Global and International Studies.
A final report MUST be sent to the Office of Research and Development (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than six months after the conclusion of the award period. The final report form can be obtained from R&D. Failure to complete the final report will make the grant PI ineligible to compete for any internal grant program. You will be expected to present your research at an upcoming School sponsored event.