Africa Summit

2018-19 Competitive Applications

Competitive Application Background and Overview

The University of Nebraska’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost invites applications for research projects and teaching initiatives that build on the university’s successful Africa Summit, hosted at UNMC in April 2018.

The primary purpose of the Africa Research Initiative is to strengthen the University of Nebraska’s research competitiveness and understanding of Africa by fully leveraging its multi-campus intellectual capacity and research resources.  It is designed to facilitate new and strengthen existing research collaborations among faculty studying extramurally-fundable research question(s) about, with or in Africa from a broad multidisciplinary “systems” approach. This initiative is focused on helping position faculty teams to be more competitive for the extramural funding required to further their research and to better understand the wide variety of complex systems found in nature and society in Africa.

The primary purpose of the Africa Teaching Initiative is to strengthen the on-campus curriculum at University of Nebraska campuses regarding any country or region of Africa.  It is designed to facilitate new and strengthen existing collaborations among faculty regarding instruction about any topic regarding Africa.

Eligibility

Assistant, Associate or Full Professors and equivalent-rank professors of practice employed by any University of Nebraska campus are eligible to submit funding applications, as described in the RFA documents.

Timeline and RFA Documents

Applications for the Africa Research Initiative should be submitted by Friday September 28, 2018, 5 PM Central via the grants-awards.nebraska.edu website.  Consult your research office for additional campus-specific requirements.

Applications for the Africa Teaching Initiative should be submitted by Friday September 28, 2018, to the Senior International Officer on each campus, as described in the RFA document.