WE INVITE YOU TO:
University of Missouri South African Education Program: Virtual symposium and call for proposals
We are pleased to share the call for proposals for University of Missouri faculty interested in building scholarly collaborations with colleagues at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.
This year marks the 36th anniversary of the storied partnership between our institutions. Over time, funding from the University of Missouri South African Education Program has supported over 900 faculty exchanges, involving more than 50 different academic departments on all four UM System campuses. Many of these exchanges have generated externally funded research projects, produced publications or led to curriculum and professional development initiatives. Funding is also available for research collaborations with other South African institutions. Additional information about the history of the program can be found on the UMSAEP website.
In addition, there will be a virtual symposium held at Thursday, April 7, at 7pm SA time via Zoom. UWC’s International Relations Director Umesh Bawa and MU Professor Emeritus Rod Uphoff, director of UMSAEP, will provide background about the program, describe the application process and explain how to find a collaborator. In addition, a panel comprised of a past UMSAEP participant from each campus and one from UWC will answer questions that will highlight why so many past participants find this program so rewarding.
UMSAEP Virtual Symposium
Thursday, April 7, at 7pm SA time
Successful proposals include clear evidence that faculty members at each institution are committed to a productive collaboration. Therefore, we recommend that interested faculty establish strong communication with potential exchange collaborators. Rod Uphoff (UMSAEP director -MU), Tracy Beckett (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Umesh Bawa (email@example.com) are happy to advise and assist in identifying and introducing potential UWC collaborators. The UMSAEP website also contains sample applications and reports detailing many different types of teaching and research collaborations.
Proposals should be submitted online no later than midnight (SAST) Monday, Aug. 15.