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. Particular consideration will be given to proposals that integrate the PGF into the curriculum.
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 will also include the Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture.
The forum is made possible through the generous support of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization.
April 1 of the academic year prior to the one in which funding programming would take place
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 available to support programming in the academic year following the spring application deadline. Spring and fall events will be given equal consideration. However, because of logistical concerns, spring events are preferred.
Evaluation Criteria and Selection Process
Proposals for the 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
- a 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 and dean of International Programs.
- Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice (2018)
- Women’s Health and the Environment: Going Up in Smoke (2017)
- The Nation, the State, and the Global Redefinition of Self-Determination (2016)
- The Arab Spring in a Global Context (2015)
- Child Protection: A Global Responsibility (2014)
- Refugees in the Heartland (2013)
Complete the following and send as attachments to: email@example.com. 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
For questions regarding this award, please contact:
Director of Academic Programs