Kleingartner Faculty Grants for Chinese & Chinese American Philanthropy Research

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Request for Faculty Proposals
Archie Kleingartner Fund for Faculty Excellence Seed Grants

The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs seeks proposals from faculty in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning for academic year 2017-18. The Archie Kleingartner Fund for Faculty Excellence was established to stimulate faculty research, foster cross-campus collaboration, and support a variety of non-budgeted faculty activities, including travel to attend professional conferences/events, through seed grants.

While consideration is given to all types of proposals, priority and preference is given to those with a focus on contemporary relationships between China and the U.S. – including research, workshop or public forum, and conference travel.
*This year, UCLA Luskin would like to highlight an opportunity for faculty interested in collaborating with the UCLA Asia Pacific Center on research that examines Chinese and Chinese-American philanthropy in the U.S. and Greater China.

Seed grants may be used towards research assistance, data acquisition and conference travel.

FUNDING RANGE: Up to $20,000 in funding is available each year. Amounts awarded to recipients will vary, depending on the number of qualified applicants.

 Application deadline: February 16th, 2018
 Awards announced: March 16th, 2018
 Grant period: March 16th, 2018 to December 15, 2018

1. Curriculum Vitae, including courses taught (not to exceed 2 pages)
2. Description of the research activity or project (no smaller than 12-pt font and not to exceed 2 pages)
a. Research question and/or policy/practice issue and its importance.
b. Goals and objectives.
c. Amount requested and justification for how grant will be spent.
If applicable, please include the following information:
d. For research: Connection of research activity to greater China, Chinese business/economics, or US-Chinese relations.
e. For workshop/public forum: Theme, synopsis, panelists/participants and targeted audience.
f. For conference travel: Conference title, presentation title, abstract acceptance notification from conference, and targeted audience.
g. List of collaborators.

SUBMISSION: Please submit via one pdf portfolio by February 16th, 2018 at 12:00pm to Julie Straub at jstraub@luskin.ucla.edu

1. Projects that are awarded seed grants must acknowledge the Archie Kleingartner Founding Dean Fund for Faculty Excellence and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in all programs, public information materials, and publications resulting from the grant.
2. One-paragraph project summary emailed to Julie Straub by December 31, 2018.

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017