Provost’s Global Forum

Purpose

The Provost’s Global Forum is the premier annual event on campus focused on international and global issues.  The Forum brings together experts from the faculty and leading voices from a variety of areas (business, technology, education, politics, and civil society, including projects focused on the environment, human rights, development, citizen diplomacy) to raise awareness about and contribute to debate on the foremost issues in globalization that face us today.  In addition to serving the University of Iowa community broadly, the Forum endeavors to build connections between the University and the state of Iowa, and positions the UI as a national node in discussions of global affairs. 

The organizer(s) and topic of the annual Forum will be selected by the Provost upon the recommendation of a committee selected by the Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs.  In announcing the competition, the Provost may from time to time give priority to a specific issue in, or approach to, globalization. 

Organizers will explore ways to carry the issues outward from the UI campus through publication avenues or media outlets, including articles in state and national newspapers, magazines, and television as appropriate. 

The Forum is made possible through the generous support of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization.

Deadline

April 1, 2015

Eligibility

All University of Iowa tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and research faculty are invited to submit proposals.  Visitors and adjuncts are not eligible to apply.

Terms of Award

Up to $20,000 will be awarded.  Organizers may choose to use the funds to bring multiple speakers to campus; or they may focus on one or two high-profile speakers. Funding is for the 2014-15 academic year.

Evaluation Criteria and Selection Process

Proposals for Provost’s Global Forum are reviewed considering the following criteria:

  • clear emphasis on global topics, contexts, issues, questions, or aesthetics
  • demonstration of the impact that the project would have in expanding knowledge of key global topics in the University and the state of Iowa
  • convincing account of objectives, methods, procedures, and anticipated outcomes
  • list of departments, programs, or groups on campus likely to participate or benefit
  • description of possibilities for community participation (if appropriate)

While no matching funds are required, applicants should indicate additional sources of funding for which they intend to apply, from within the University or from external funding agencies.

The committee to review Provost’s Global Forum proposals is appointed and chaired by the Associate Provost & Dean of International Programs.

Past winners

Child Protection: A Global Responsibility (2014)

Refugees in the Heartland (2013)

Application Process

Complete the following and send as attachments to: ip-facultyfunding@uiowa.edu by April 1, 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • application form
  • a three-page proposal (single spaced, 12-point font) , which must include a budget indicating how the funding will be used
  • curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum) for each PI

Contact Information

For questions regarding this award, please contact:

Luis Martin-Estudillo
IP Faculty Fellow
319-335-2229
luis-martin-estudillo@uiowa.edu