The Office of International Programs in the College of ACES with the support of the ACES Office of Research is soliciting proposals under the ACES International Matching Grants Program. The ACES Matching Grants Program intends to fund research that will be conducted by teams of ACES researchers and researchers from approved peer institutions outside of the United States.
Projects supported in this program must receive matching support from the international peer institution. The contribution from ACES will be made directly to the Illinois scholar and the matching support may be made to the collaborating researcher at the peer institution. Illinois researchers may request up to $20,000 to be used within 24 months. Collaborating researchers abroad must receive at least the same amount as the ACES researcher.
Themes for research proposals may include:
Economic and Community Development
Food Security (Availability, Access, & Utilization of Food by at-risk populations)
Global Climate Change
Natural Resources and Sustainability
Nutrition and Human Health
Approved peer institutions include:
Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium.
National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan.
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP), Mexico.
University of Viçosa, Brazil.
Zhejiang University, China.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
Applicants wishing to nominate another institution for approval under this program should contact the Office of International
Programs before preparing a proposal. The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2014.