Faculty Seed Grant for Collaboration with GlobalPDX

The Division of Global Engagement is accepting applications from UO faculty (TTF and NTTF) for a Seed Grant intended to support UO faculty engagement with Global PDX Member organizations. This GlobalPDX Collaboration Grant is intended to support one of two possible collaborative projects:

  1. A seed grant for research collaboration that funds the grant-writing process for a UO faculty member who develops a collaborative research project with a GlobalPDX member (“Partner Organization”).
  2. A seed grant for a curricular integration project that incorporates the work of a GlobalPDX member organization into an ongoing or experimental UO course.

GlobalPDX is a consortium of Oregon based international development organizations whose aim is to increase the effectiveness and impact of its members through networking, training, collaboration, coordinated research and mentorship. GlobalPDX is open to small and large international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), academic institutions, businesses, foundations and individual funders. See http://globalpdx.org/

The University of Oregon became an institutional member of GlobalPDX in March 2017.

The Division of Global Engagement seeks to seed mutually beneficial collaboration between UO faculty and GlobalPDX members. Our primary goal is to support UO faculty through international research and course development, with a secondary goal of increasing opportunities for UO students to engage directly with the work of Oregon-based international development organizations.  We believe that such research and curricular development can be enhanced through collaboration with GlobalPDX member organizations.

Award Amounts:
Individual GlobalPDX Collaboration Grants are typically awarded for $2,000-$5,000. We anticipate awarding a total of approximately $10,000 across all Collaboration Grant awards per award cycle.

Application Deadline:
The Collaboration Grant application deadline is June 15th at 5pm for all seed grant and curricular integration proposals

Application Materials:
All application materials should be submitted as .doc or .pdf documents and submitted in a single email to Will Johnson, Assistant Vice Provost of Operations for International Affairs: williamj@uoregon.edu


Option 1: Required Materials for Seed Grant for Faculty Research Collaboration:

  • Research Project Abstract: a one to two-page description of the proposed collaborative research project.
  • Statement of Support from Participating Organization: A brief statement of support for the faculty member’s proposal from a representative of the Participating Organization.
  • Grant Funding Description: A one page (max) description of the type and source of grant(s) that the faculty member and the Partner Organization intend to pursue.
    • Seed Grant recipients are expected to provide a digital copy of the final grant(s) after submission to the relevant funding organization.
  • Provide a budget explaining use of GlobalPDX Seed Grant funds including, for example, faculty time, materials, travel, research assistant, etc.  Where appropriate, the faculty member may include expenses incurred by the Partner Organization as needed for the collaboration.

 

Option 2: Required Materials for Curricular Integration Proposal:

  • Curricular Integration Proposal Abstract: a one to two page description of the proposed collaborative project that includes:
    • Course title and description
    • Description of GlobalPDX Organization and how the work of this organization relates to the academic focus and learning objectives of the course.
    • Description of proposed integration including timeline and predicted benefit to UO students and GlobalPDX partner organization.
  • Statement of Support from Participating Organization: A brief statement of support for the faculty member’s proposal from a representative of the Participating Organization.
  • A detailed budget explaining use of GlobalPDX Collaboration Grant funds including, for example, faculty time, materials, travel, research assistant, etc.  Where appropriate, the faculty member may include expenses incurred by the Partner Organization, including time spent interacting with UO students, as needed for the collaboration.
    • Seed Grant recipients are expected to provide a digital copy of the final syllabus and project outline after completion of curricular integration proposal.
  • Selection Process and Criteria:
  • The selection committee will consist of UO faculty and staff appointed by the Division of Global Engagement. The following criteria will be considered during the award selection process:
  • Potential for impact for faculty (e.g. publication), Partner Organization, UO students, and all other targeted beneficiaries, as applicable.
  • Feasibility of project, including
    • For research grant: capacity of faculty member and Partner Organization to secure additional grant funding.
    • For curricular integration grant: Capacity for faculty member and Partner Organization to successfully impact academic outcomes for UO students.
  • Potential for long-term collaboration between faculty member and Partner Organization.
  • Available Collaboration Grant funds per RFP cycle.
  • Number of Collaboration Grants previously awarded to UO faculty member or Partner Organization.
  • Faculty are encouraged to propose a collaborative project with a Partner Organization which has not already committed to another UO faculty proposal for a GlobalPDX Collaboration Grant.
  • Except in unique circumstances, in any given round of funding we will avoid multiple awards involving UO faculty collaboration with the same GlobalPDX member.


Many GlobalPDX members have expressed interest in collaborating with UO faculty to secure a Seed Grant. To request a list of interested GlobalPDX members, please contact Noor Trienekens at: noor@globalpdx.org.

All other questions or concerns about the GlobalPDX Seed Grant should be directed to Will Johnson, Assistant Vice Provost of Operations and Innovation: williamj@uoregon.edu, 541-346-4713.