Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant

Next Application Deadline: May 1, 2020 

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University (DRCLAS), and the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) are pleased to announce the new Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant. The Program’s primary objective is to strengthen connections between UAI and Harvard through innovative research projects in all disciplines, including but not limited to technology, design, humanities, science, engineering, health, public policy, business, and education.

The specific objectives are to:

• Promote joint research between Harvard scholars and academics in Chile.
• Encourage the flow of people and networking between UAI and Harvard.
• Facilitate the creation of long-term relationships and cooperation between research centers in Chile, UAI and Harvard.

Teams of researchers in Chile and at Harvard may submit joint proposals for site visits, workshops, and academic research exchanges. Participants may reapply to the grant on a consecutive basis, provided that they submit a full report on their previous grant prior to re-applying.

Funding will be primarily for program start-up expenses including travel and related expenses for faculty and students.  Proposals will be selected by a Harvard Faculty committee on merit, extent of student involvement, balanced participation between Harvard and Chilean researchers, and promise of generating longer term research collaborations. Funded projects should be begun in the same academic year that the award is granted. Each research project must have a Principal Investigator from Harvard and one from the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. Maximum award is up to $30,000 USD.

Three grants of $30,000 each to support collaborating research activities between Harvard Faculty and UAI faculty will be granted.

Eligibility: Full-time Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in any Harvard Department or School may apply in conjunction with a collaborator at UAI. Preceptors, Lecturers, or Instructors may also apply provided they hold a full-time teaching position.

Next Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

Faculty Grants may not be used to cover or supplement faculty salary or to purchase computer hardware or other office-related equipment. Additional restrictions may apply, at the committee’s discretion.

Download the Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant Application

APPLICATION: The application package must include (1) the application form(2) a brief abstract (no more than two paragraphs); (3) a proposal of not more than 750 words ; (4)  a detailed budget with a list of other funding sources (where applicable); and (5) a c.v. for each of the faculty applicants (up to five pages long). In preparing a proposal, the applicant should remember that reviewers may need background information to fully appreciate what might be of obvious importance to someone in another discipline.

All materials should be emailed to Edwin Ortiz: eortiz@fas.harvard.edu


Recent UAI Collaborative Research Grant Recipients

"CrowdLaw Research Project: Technologies for civic engagement"
Archon Fung, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, Harvard Kennedy School & Victoria Alsina, Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Harvard Kennedy School & Luis E. Santana, School of Communications and Journalism, UAI & Mayra Feddersen, Professor of Administrative Law, UAI

"An Approach on ethical and aesthetical insights on the forms of violence in the Chilean school system through the study of translation processes between cross-media platform materialities"
Robert Selman, Roy E. Larsen Professor of Education and Human Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education & Pedro Moscoso Flores, Philosophy Department, UAI

"Dark Matter and the shape of galaxies"
Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Department of Physics, Harvard University & Gianni Tallarita, Department of Physics, UAI

"Measurement of Water Transport Properties of Membranes Made of Bacterial Cellulose"
Noel Holbrook, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, FAS & Jacques Dumais & Thomas Ledger, Engineering and Sciences School, UAI

"Non-Abelian Strings from Dark Matter" 
Lisa Randall, Department of Physics, FAS & Gianni Tallarita, Department of Science, UAI

"Cultures of Reading and Global Intellectual Communities in Latin American Periodicals 1930-1950"
Mariano Siskind, Romance Languages & Literatures, FAS & Antonia Viu, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, UAI

"Airport Landscape: Landscape as Urbanism: Research Trip, Workshop and Dissemination" 
Charles Waldheim, Landscape and Architecture, GSD & Felipe Vera, Design Lab UAI