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Title VIII Research Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 The University of Delaware ("UD") invites applications from public and private US colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations for research proposals under the Program of Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach under 22USC4501-4508, as amended.

The deadline for proposals was 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, February 7, 2011.

APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.

 

TITLE VIII REQUIREMENTS

  • Theme & Scope

    The UD Title VIII Research Program will fund original work by US scholars on the theme of "Institutional Transition and Regional Linkages in Emerging Market Economies and Polities." Research Proposals should focus on the economic, political and business implications of the continuing transition to a free-market economy in one or more of these countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia.

    This competition provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects. The primary scholar in an individual or collaborative project MUST be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder), and either hold a Ph.D. or be a full-time graduate student at the ABD level.

    Funding for travel to the region in support of the research is strongly encouraged and support for graduate students will be reviewed favorably. Junior scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

    Once selected for funding, researchers are encouraged to contact US Embassies, Consulates, and other US government offices where field work will be completed. Where possible, arrangements should be made to meet with U.S. government officials during the course of field work and to brief them on the results of research.

    Applicants should review the broad federal guidelines of the master grant for additional background on the Title VIII research program.

 

  • Eligibility

    Each award will support research to be undertaken by an American scholar in the region working either independently or in conjunction with other scholars. The principal investigator must be American and the bulk of the work should be undertaken by Americans; however, non US citizens may be engaged as un-paid collaborators or assistants, Non US citizens may be paid for professional services performed overseas for work such as translation, driving, and data collection.

    Award Size and Duration

    The maximum award size will be $20,000 with an anticipated average award of $18,750.00. Applications are welcome for smaller projects. UD anticipates making awards by March 1, 2011 for work to be completed by September 30, 2011; however, applications for shorter projects are encouraged.

    Recipients must submit all financial reports and close-out documents to the University of Delaware within 60 days after the expiration of the agreement.

    Applicants must ensure compliance with all Federal laws and regulations, including OMB circulars A-21, A-110, A-128, and A-133.

 

  • Award Size and Duration

    The maximum award size will be $20,000 with an anticipated average award of $18,750.00. Applications are welcome for smaller projects. UD anticipates making awards by March 1, 2011 for work to be completed by September 30, 2011; however, applications for shorter projects are encouraged.

    Recipients must submit all financial reports and close-out documents to the University of Delaware within 60 days after the expiration of the agreement.

    Applicants must ensure compliance with all Federal laws and regulations, including OMB circulars A-21, A-110, A-128, and A-133.

 

  • Deliverables

    All recipients must produce the following deliverables:

    • A 3-4 page policy paper based on their research findings that will be distributed to relevant US government officials and agencies domestically and abroad.
    • An original work(s) of research resulting the award-generally an article-length.
    • Two mid-term progress reports, and a final project report, to UD describing their activities under the sub-award and (where relevant) commenting on the conditions for conducting research they encountered during the sub-award period.

    Awardees will retain copyright rights on their work under the terms of the sub-award agreement. However, the applicant will be required to grant to the University of Delaware an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, make derivate works, displace, disclose, and perform publically any discoveries, inventions, copyrights or copyrighted materials (including any computer software and its documentation and/or databases) first developed and delivered under the sub-award agreement solely for the purpose of, and only to the extent required, to meet UD obligations to the Federal Government under its Prime Award or federal law or policy. Likewise, awardees will be required to grant to UD the right to use data created in the performance of the sub-award solely for the purpose of, and only to the extent required, to meet UD's obligations to the federal government under its Prime Award or federal law or policy. Neither the University of Delaware, nor the United States government, nor any recipient of a grant may use any work or data developed under the sub-awards for commercial sale.

 

  • Application Procedures

    Application instructions are available in the instructions.pdf document.

    Proposals are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, February 7, 2011.

    For questions about the program, contact us at title-viii-admin@udel.edu .

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