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Grant

GUIDELINES FOR HIGGIN KIM ASIA BUSINESS RESEARCH GRANT

I. Eligibility

Tenured, tenure-track, clinical faculty, and lecturers in the FSB, (with the exception of individuals with other contractual arrangements with the FSB for funding of summer research) are eligible for a Higgin Kim Asia Business Research Grant. This grant is not to be used toward completion of any advanced degree on the part of the principal investigator. In the event that a member of the FSB Research Committee submits a proposal, the Senior Associate Dean will choose a substitute reviewer.

II. The Award: Higgin Kim Asia Business Research Grant

The grant is for $7,000. Applicants may request up to an additional $4,000 for travel (limited to Asian countries), journal submission fees, mailing, services, supplies, or equipment that are directly related to the proposal. A detailed budget with justification must be submitted with such a request. Any proposals not funded will be automatically added to the proposal pool for FSB Faculty Research Grants (if eligible). In the case of a co-authored proposal, the grant amount will be divided evenly among the authors.

Both the chair of the FSB Research Committee and the director of Higgin Kim Asia Business Program must receive an electronic copy (Word or PDF file) in an attachment to an email message by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017. Awards will be announced approximately one month later.

III. Proposal Guidelines:

The grant guidelines specified in the FSB Faculty Research Grant Guidelines will apply. Please add, ‘Higgin Kim Asia Business Research Grant’ in the proposal cover sheet.

IV. Criteria for Evaluation of the Proposals

The FSB Research Evaluation Committee will evaluate the proposals and, in consultation with the Senior Associate Dean and the director of Higgin Kim Asia Business Program, determine which proposals are to be funded. The work to be done during the summer may be part of a larger project that will take longer than one summer to complete. However, a timeline should indicate which parts are to be completed during the summer to be funded. The proposals will be evaluated based on the criteria specified in the FSB Faculty Research Grant Guidelines and also on the significance and relevancy of the proposed research topics in the context of Asian business and economy. Asia, for the grant proposals, is defined as a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.

V. Conditions for Receipt of Funding

Anyone who receives the Higgin Kim Asia Business Research Grant must agree to the conditions for receipt of funding as specified in the FSB Faculty Research Grant Guidelines. In addition, a grant recipient, named “Higgin Kim Research Fellow” for the following academic year, will acknowledge the Higgin Kim Asia Business Program on any publications resulting from the research. It is also expected that a grant recipient would make a presentation about the research project ideas and/or the findings of the research at a symposium or a panel sponsored by the Higgin Kim Asia Business Program.