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The Illinois – WUN International Development Grant Program

March 3, 2009

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are invited to apply to WUN at UIUC for up to $15K for participation in new WUN collaborations. The deadline is May 1. UW-Madison collaborators of UIUC researchers may want to encourage their partners to apply.

The Division of International Programs and Studies (IPS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) are pleased to announce the 2009 Illinois – WUN International Development Grant Program. The Illinois – WUN International Development Grant Program is designed to strengthen interdisciplinary research on and curriculum development in global themes at Illinois and WUN partner institutions and enhance international scholarly collaboration among the partner institutions. These grants are generously sponsored by the Offices of the Provost and IPS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Worldwide Universities Network.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the founding members of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), an international alliance of leading higher-education institutions. WUN builds on its partners’ commitment to research quality and innovation in order to develop collaborations in interdisciplinary areas of global significance. WUN provides support for research networking and collaboration; graduate student and faculty exchanges; and graduate-level education initiatives and distributed learning. The WUN member universities are:

University of Alberta, University of Bergen, University of Bristol, University of California, San Diego, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Leeds, Nanjing University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Sydney, University of Washington, Seattle, University of Western Australia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of York, Zhejiang University

Individuals and groups are invited to submit proposals indicating their interest in developing new or expanded initiatives that take advantage of Illinois’ membership in the WUN partnership. Proposals should be submitted following the applications guidelines below by May 1, 2009. Selection will be made by May 30, 2008. Grant activities are expected to be completed within 12 months of the award.

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