Global Academic Partners
Proposal Evaluation Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed by an evaluation panel of USF faculty appointed by USF World. The panel may choose to consult with College Deans, the GAP Liaisons and the partner Co-PI's university administration as they assess each proposal. All panel decisions are final.
Application competitiveness is strengthened by documentation of the following:
- The description of the international collaboration in teaching, research or creative activity
- Evidence of strengthening of USF's academic global partner university relations, and/or capacity-building at partner universities
- Projects that are original and innovative in concept and/or approach, such as the use of innovative methods of co-teaching, collaborative research design, or groundbreaking creative activity
- Proposals that seek to initiate long-term collaborations between USF faculty and those at our partner universities
- Preference will be given to first-time applicants
- Building and deepening existing collaborations between USF and partner universities
- Clarity and soundness of objectives/hypotheses, methods, budget justification
- Outcomes that include identified external funding sources, and/or descriptions of intended publication. Evidence that these outcomes were addressed will be an essential component of the final report as will the probability of success of the planned external grant proposal, or collaborative publications described in this application
- Adherence to the application guidelines (see eligibility criteria)
PIs should limit the introduction background section of project descriptions to approximately one page in order to allow more space for a fuller discussion of the core of the project. The remainder should be used to describe plans to produce valid, reliable, publishable, and fundable results.
Additional Recommendations for Composers/Artists/Writers
The results of your project should add to the body of art/literature in a way that specifically documents its dissemination into the field and impact on the field. Your project description should be clear about:
- What you wish to accomplish through this project
- In what ways it is original, innovative and "cutting edge"
- How and where the results of your project will be disseminated? (e.g., presentation venue, possible external funding source, contract with recording label, performances/exhibitions, etc.)
- What specific impact the completed project will have on your department or college
- What effects this will have on your reputation and future creative research
Grants awarded are cost reimbursable. Those applicants awarded will have until June 30, 2013 to use the funds.
Within three months of the completion of the grant period and before September 30, 2013, the PI must submit a Final Report to the Associate Vice President for Global Academic Programs and the Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation and Global Affairs summarizing the project and work completed, and listing all personnel funded by this grant. That report must include copies of research proposals submitted for external funding, or manuscripts submitted for publication or creative activity that was presented. Any additions to the USF curriculum and academic enterprise as a result of a GAP award such as a co-taught syllabus or international study abroad materials, or performance schedule should also be included. Successful awardees may also be asked to serve on the selection committee for future rounds of the GAP Award.
GAP funds will be disbursed straight to the faculty department(s). Costs can include travel for the applicant(s) to conduct the project (justification and documentation are required) and/or travel for the Global Academic Partners to come to USF to continue to work together. However, funding from this grant cannot be used to supplement regular salary over 100% - extra compensation is not allowed.
Further questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.