Call for Proposals 2014-2015 Research Awards
Center for International Business
Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility
QUINLAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2014-2015
The Center for International Business (CIB) and Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility (CSER) are soliciting collaborative, interdisciplinary proposals for research on issues related to international business, social enterprise and corporate responsibility from LUC full-time faculty.
We invite proposals involving two or more researchers for consideration by our panel of judges. The two Centers will provide a $6,000 grant for the selected research proposal for 12 months, starting March 15, 2014 and ending in March 15, 2015. Part of the funds will be released after July 1, 2014. Furthermore, research papers generated from the accepted proposal will appear as working papers on the CIB and CSER websites and may be published as a monograph by the Quinlan School of Business (QSB). The funded researchers will be invited to present to the Loyola University Chicago community in the Spring 2015. The rights to research and publications will remain with the researchers.
Proposal should address issues of social responsibility or social enterprise in international business in the 21st century. We encourage a) interdisciplinary proposals, linking faculty across departments and campuses in collaborative partnerships, b) proposals which involve QSB faculty and students, and c) proposals which demonstrate that this seed grant will be used to apply for future external grants under one of the Centers. The grant monies can be used only for itemized expenses.
Please provide the contents of the application in the following order:
- Cover (Title, Applicant names, LUC addresses, phones, emails, signatures, date)
- Table of Contents
- Abstract (maximum of 250 words)
- Narrative (maximum of 3 pages)
- Work plan
- Strategic objectives and goals to be fulfilled at the end of the period, including applications for external funding, further research, and teaching.
- Budget (see attachment)
- Resumes of applicants
All projects involving human subjects, animals, or bio-hazardous materials are subject to pre-clearance before funds are disbursed. Please view the Office of Research Services homepage for compliance: www.luc.edu/ors/index.shtml.
University guidelines permit only one source of funding for the same project (e.g., a faculty member can't receive both a summer stipend and a CIB/CSER grant for the same project).
ALL SUBMISSIONS, INCLUDING APPENDICES, ARE TO BE A MAXIMUM OF 20 PAGES, 12-POINT FONT & DOUBLE SPACED. ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE TO BE ELECTRONIC.
Proposals should be submitted by email to Ms. Jennifer Fernandes, firstname.lastname@example.org, Quinlan School of Business by March 1, 2014. A committee of judges from faculty and the QSB Dean’s office will judge the proposals on merit, originality, and potential. The accepted proposals will be announced by March 14, 2014.
BUDGET PROPOSAL SECTIONS (please itemize)
MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT _____________________________
OTHER, INCLUDING STUDENT STIPENDS _____________________________
TOTAL REQUESTED $…………………………….
ANY OTHER CURRENT FUNDING SOURCES FOR THIS PROJECT
(Name and amount, if any)