International Collaborative Research Grant Program
International Collaborative Research Grants, awarded by the Provost's Faculty Committee for International Initiatives and designated for Main Campus tenured and tenure-track faculty, are intended to support scholarly collaborative research.
Research conducted under this program must be collaborative in nature; generally, the collaboration should be essential to the success of the research project. The principal collaborator (or collaborators) must be from a foreign academic institution. Acceptable types of institutions include:
- Research labs
- Government agencies
- Organizations where scholarly research is conducted.
The grant will support the travel and living expenses of the Georgetown applicant or applicants. In addition, applicants may request up to 30% of the total grant amount for essential research support (e.g., expendable research supplies, data acquisition costs). The total amount of the grant is not to exceed $6,000. Grants are designated for Main Campus faculty, though the Committee encourages applicants to include colleagues from other Georgetown campuses in the collaboration.
The grant cannot be used to support the following:
- Participation in conferences or workshops. (Note: Participation in small working groups, or specialized meetings on the margin of a conference, may be considered at the Committee's discretion.)
- Purchase of equipment
- Page charges for publication
- Projects that have already received funding from either the Graduate School or the FLL
- Travel expenses for a collaborating foreign colleague, except under extraordinary conditions in which the proposed project cannot otherwise go forward. The reasons for such a request must be fully explained in the application.
- Travel expenses for graduate student assistants, unless the student will 1) play a significant role through contributing expertise that is essential to the project's success, and 2) continue involvement in the research after the grant. The reasons for such a request must be fully explained in the application. Other sources of internal funding should be exhausted before seeking funding for students.
For more information, visit the Past Grants section to see examples of previous projects.
- A 500 word proposal which should include:
- a description of the project
- an explanation of the compelling reasons for conducting the research in the specific geographical area
- justification for travel explaining why the collaboration could not be performed remotely
- Detailed budget with justification
- If research support funds are included in the budget, the applicant should describe in detail the need for the support and the proposed expenses to be covered.
- Applicants should seek economies where possible, especially for extended stays. State Department per diem rates are generally not appropriate for individuals engaged in academic work.
- Airfare budgets should be based on economy class airfares for the proposed cities and dates of travel. (Web sites such as kayak.com can help to determine airfare costs.)
- Letter from Department Chair, Head or Program Director (If the applicant is the department or program chair, a letter should come from the appropriate dean or head.)
- Letter from foreign collaborating scholar to demonstrate the collaborative nature of the project and his/her availability for the project
- Curriculum Vitae of the requesting faculty
- Brief (1 page) Curriculum Vitae of the foreign collaborator
- For research involving human subjects only: Evidence of a current or pending IRB approval (IRB website: http://ora.georgetown.edu/irb/)
Spring 2013 round: January 22, 2013
A call for proposals is typically issued each semester, if funding is available.
If your proposal is approved for funding, you will be required to submit a (brief) final report indicating how the funding was used and what you accomplished. If reimbursement is sought before completion of the project, progress reports should be submitted with expenses, although a final report is still needed for the files.
Florence Exchange Program
A faculty exchange program has been established between Georgetown and The University of Florence in Italy.
Under this program, a special pool of funding is available to support research or pedagogical collaboration with colleagues at the University of Florence. Interested faculty should apply through the normal International Collaborative Research Grant process.