Under co-sponsorship of OVPRED and International Programs, the Strategic Global Initiatives Award (sgIA) supports the creation of new global collaborations opening new areas of research or new research directions that lead to technology transfer and commercialization. The ideal proposal will triangulate UI faculty, international faculty or facilities at a university abroad, and a governmental agency and/or commercial or industrial entity. Immediate outcomes will be a MOU or MOA that provides a clear framework for new or ongoing collaboration and deliverables. The award will not support pilot studies or the incremental advancement of primary research. Support for new or existing degree programs, or other collegiate or cross-collegiate initiatives in support of the curriculum or outreach, may be a secondary benefit from the project but are not core objectives.
For information and application materials, please visit the OVPRED Internal Funding Initiatives  website.