Program Summary

Program Summary

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore announce an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between a four-year college or university in the United States and University of the Punjab in the two thematic areas of journalism/communication studies and development studies. Accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities may submit proposals to pursue institutional or departmental objectives in partnership with University of the Punjab.

 

Objectives detailed as priorities for this partnership include: curriculum development, collaborative research, long distance teaching (via Internet/DVC), sharing of resources, professional development for faculty, and faculty and student exchanges. Faculty and student exchange programs of a full semester are preferred. The means of achieving these objectives is purposefully left broad to encourage the submission of innovative proposals tailored to the international education and research goals of both institutions. Applicants should consult University of the Punjab when developing their proposal. The timeframe for achieving the objectives must be clearly outlined in the proposal funding request. The project implementation period should be 36 months.

 

A successful proposal will address the needs of the University of the Punjab, through a cost-effective project that includes the priority objectives listed above: curriculum development, collaborative research, long distance teaching (via Internet/DVC), sharing of resources, professional development for faculty, and faculty and student exchanges.

The goal of this partnership is to facilitate a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship between University of the Punjab and a U.S. counterpart that endures beyond the period of this cooperative agreement.

Awards range from $750,000 to $1,000,000.  Cost sharing is required.

Application Limits

Application Limits

UIC is allowed one submission.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
November 12, 2014
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
February 2, 2015

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.