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International Fellows Program (IFP) Application Information

The International Fellows Program for Research, Service, and Creative Activity is made possible by a multi-year Blugold Commitment Grant. It is an innovative program coordinated by the Intercultural Immersion Coordinator, in collaboration with the Center for International Education (CIE), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Center for Service-Learning (CS-L). The International Fellows Program capitalizes on the strength and success of high impact academic experiences and is dedicated to supporting international student-faculty collaborative research/creative activity and research service-learning (i.e. field research conducted in conjunction with a service-learning experience).

The IFP application cycle for 2015-2016 is now open!  All interested candidates must thoroughly read the updated IFP Request for Proposals Document for program requirements and funding details, complete the Application Narrative Word Document, and submit the application through BP Logix under Academic Affairs. All application materials and links for FY 2015-2016 are found below.

Application Materials
*IFP Request for Proposals (includes all program requirements and instructions) 
*IFP Application Narrative (to be uploaded as an attachment to the e-form) 
*IFP E-form Application (link to BP Logix e-form) 

Additional Documents
*IFP Budget Example 
*IFP Requirements 

Deadlines
The deadline for proposals (submitted through BP Logix) is January 26, 2015 to your Department Chair, Program Director, or Supervisor and January 30, 2015 to Academic Affairs.  This deadline is meant to target projects planned for Summer 2015 or Winterim 2016. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff with expertise or experience in collaborative research abroad and international education. The total number of programs funded depends on the number of applicants and quality of proposals. Academic Affairs will confirm awards within 6-7 weeks of application deadline.

Eligibility
The International Fellows Program is open to current UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff with 0.50 FTE or greater appointments. Student researchers must be degree-seeking undergraduate students at UW-Eau Claire at the time of application and throughout the research project. Graduate students are not eligible for this Blugold Commitment funding. At least one student on the research team must have a minimum of one additional semester at UW-Eau Claire after the project is completed to help disseminate research on campus and to ensure research is completed. First time applications are encouraged and will be given preference. The receipt of funding one year does not guarantee funding in future years. Interested faculty and academic staff are encouraged to apply for other Blugold Commitment-funded immersion programs; however, each program proposal should be unique and date and time conflicts across the programs must be avoided.

For additional information or questions:
Shanti Freitas, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator
E-mail: freitasb@uwec.edu
Phone: 715-836-6037

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