FY 2005 GSU International Strategic Initiatives
Request for Proposals
Proposals submitted in response to this request, as in previous years,
must be consistent with the university's Strategic Plan for Internationalizing
The Provost's Office will provide $100,000 from FY 2005 resources
to fund successful proposals. Submissions in response to this request
are hereby invited. Funds will be allocated on a competitive
basis, using the review criteria detailed below.
Guidelines for Proposals
Submissions involving more than one college are encouraged. Individual
faculty projects are outside the intent of this initiative. Priority
will be given to proposals reflecting clear objectives and outcomes
consistent with the university's mission and strategic plan. All submissions,
small or large, new or on going, must have the signed endorsement of
the Dean of the College. Proposals must elaborate the program's linkage
and relevance to important local, national and global objectives of
the university and its external constituencies. Proposals also must:
reflect participation of a critical mass of accomplished faculty; be
multi-disciplinary; plan to leverage external funding; include plans
for integrating proposed activities into teaching, service and/or research;
and articulate how distinction will be brought to the university.
Criteria and Content`
Submissions should not exceed three single-spaced pages of text and
should include the following:
- A brief background statement addressing the points in II above.
- A clear statement of the goals, objectives and expected outcomes.
- A plan for leveraging external resources including a list of institutions
to be targeted.
- Plans and likelihood for sustainability and for establishing a
long-term relationship. Discuss how the college/university will benefit.
- A budget and justification showing how funds will be used and matched
from internal or external sources. (Do not include personnel costs.
Note that funding must be expended during the fiscal year of the
- Credentials and experience of participants and other entities involved.
Also provide for non-university partners if available.
Annual Progress Reports
are required to submit a brief progress report at the end of the
year. The report should include an assessement of progress
toward achieving sustainability, leveraging external funding, and towards
meeting the university's international strategic goals. The report
should also indicate how the funds were used and assess whether or
not additional resources should be invested to achieve the program's
on programs for which additional funding is being requested must
prior to or with proposals in response to this RFP. Requests
for second or third-year funding should include the following information:
- the amount of internal funding received to date and how it was
- a quantitative statement of the amount of external resources leveraged
with funds from this initiative;
- any information available on external funding expected in the future;
- a statement of the minimum amount of funds needed to continue the
program and achieve its objectives;
- a statement
estimating when this program will "graduate" and
Submission, Review and Approval Timetable
Proposals are due in the Office of International Affairs, Suite 601
10 Park Place, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 2004.
The Senate Academic Advisory Council Sub-Committee on International
Education will review the proposals. Awards will be announced not later
than September 1, 2004.
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