Please find attached the call for proposals for the AY 2022-2023 BRIDGE Seed Fund in collaboration with the University of Birmingham. I invite you to submit applications for funding and to share this announcement widely with colleagues in your respective units. Proposals in Social Sciences and Humanities are particularly encouraged, as are proposals that have identified funding for sustaining the collaboration beyond BRIDGE Funding for example via the NSF, NIH, EPSRC or other external funding bodies.
In March 2014, the University of Birmingham (UoB) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) formed the BiRmingham-llinois Partnership for Discovery, EnGagement and Education (BRIDGE) creating a framework for continued collaboration and investment to grow the strategic partnership between the two institutions.
The BRIDGE partnership recognizes the breadth and depth of faculty connections that have flourished over the last seven years. Engagement currently spans over 80 established faculty-to-faculty links in key academic disciplines.
The BRIDGE framework aims to deepen these existing collaborations and develop wider faculty networks to: build cognate research areas; expand educational exchange opportunities; and strengthen strategic aspirations for institutional engagement.
To this end, our two institutions have established a joint BRIDGE Seed Fund, to which tenured or tenure-track faculty members at each institution are encouraged to apply.
The attached call provides detailed guidelines for the application. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Illinois International’s Director for Global Relations, Dr. Sammer Jones, at email@example.com.
Dr. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela
Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies