Faculty

Call for Proposals:

  1. Designing Innovative Educational Experiences on Global India
  2. Seed Funding for Exploratory Research Projects on Global India

 

Designing Innovative Educational Experiences on Global India

The M.S. Chadha Center for Global India (CGI) is pleased to announce a special call for proposals to design curriculum around the concept of global India.

The mission of CGI is to address key interactions between India and the world that have potential to transform human and planetary wellbeing, and our imaginaries of the human experience. CGI is novel in its focus on the linkages between India and the world, rather than solely focused within India, or on the study of India. As such, the center seeks to be broad in its mission and welcomes proposals from all disciplines across the University. Educational experiences on global India might include: study of India; U.S.-India-global comparisons on various topics; Indian diaspora in the US; global challenges and technology innovation from an India-and-the-World perspective; experiential learning in India; collaborative study across Princeton and Indian universities.

For this cycle of funding, we seek proposals from Princeton University faculty to accomplish one (or more) of the following:

  1. Design or significantly redesign an undergraduate or graduate course focused on the concept of global India, as defined above. Funding is provided for designing the course, which should subsequently be taught in the spring, summer or fall of 2021.
  2. Design and develop online modules (e.g., 1-2 weeks on a specific topic that could include multimedia materials, and learning assignments) that could be adopted by multiple courses at Princeton University. A plan should be included for incorporating the modules into specific courses to be taught in the spring, summer or fall of 2021.
  3. Develop partnerships with entities in India that result in novel modes of instruction (e.g., online course engagement with Indian universities, field projects, etc.). A plan should be included for subsequently teaching the course in the spring, summer or fall of 2021.

We invite Princeton University faculty to consult the newly published course design templates for online instruction as you prepare your proposal. The proposal should include:

  1. The faculty member’s description of the proposed curriculum (5 pages max.)
  2. An endorsement from the chair of the department which will sponsor the course (please attach to proposal) Please note: the CGI funding will support up to 2 weeks of faculty summer salary to design the course. CGI as a center, is not set up to sponsor courses (i.e., the actual instruction) for which a sponsoring department is required.
  3. The timeline indicating when the instructional experience will be designed. The timeline should also indicate when it will be implemented in the course.
  4. The faculty member’s funding request and budget explanation, which may only include these items at the following fixed amounts:
    • A stipend of up to $7,500. (which will be applied to summer 2021)
    • Undergraduate or graduate research assistance, materials or supplies totaling up to $7,500.

Please note that this special call will not support other expenses. This call is only for the design of courses, not for the actual instruction. Separate funds may be requested to bring in visitors to support the course when implemented, and should not be included in this budget.

The proposals will be evaluated by the CGI Faculty Executive Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation in education
  • Potential impact (e.g., the number of students taking the class, the potential interdisciplinary reach, the number of courses adopting a particular module, creating new partnerships in India etc.)
  • Fit with concept of global India
  • Potential for long term engagement of Princeton University students
  • The call is open for both Graduate and Undergraduate courses at Princeton University, across all units.

All completed proposals should be submitted by email to CGI@princeton.edu by September 15, 2020. Proposal submitted by September 15, 2020 will hear a decision by September 21, 2020.  While all faculty members are eligible to apply, proposals from tenure-track and tenured faculty will be given priority in the selection process. A second round of proposals will be opened in November, for review by January 15, 2021. Up to 5 proposals will be awarded in each funding cycle.


Seed Funding for Exploratory Research Projects on Global India

The M.S. Chadha Center for Global India (CGI) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for seed funding exploratory research projects around the concept of global India.

The mission of the CGI is to address key interactions between India and the world that have potential to transform human and planetary wellbeing, and our imaginaries of the human experience. CGI is novel in its focus on the linkages between India and the world, rather than solely focused within India, or on the study of India. As such, the center seeks to be broad in its mission and welcomes proposals from all disciplines across the University. Research projects on global India might include: study of India; U.S.-India-global comparisons on various topics; Indian diaspora in the US; global challenges and technology innovations from an India-and-the-World perspective; geopolitics; etc.

Please address inquiries to CGI@princeton.edu

We are interested in supporting initial exploratory research projects at Princeton University that open new avenues for research on global India. The proposal should include:

  1. A 2-page summary of the idea (why it is important to the mission of CGI, and a strategic fit for research at Princeton University, etc.)
  2. The 2-page summary should address:
    • Advancing science and scholarship
    • Societal impact on India-and-the-world
    • Creating partnerships across Princeton University and Indian institutions
    • Fit with the concept of global India

Exploratory research projects should last no longer than 1 year and should result in a white paper, podcast describing the findings, and a roadmap for advancing to the next phase of scholarship.

Research may be done by individual faculty members (up to $25,000) or teams of faculty (up to $50,000). Funds may be used to host workshops, generate exploratory datasets, host visitors from India to further develop ideas, provide stipend for faculty, graduate and undergraduate research assistants, materials, etc.

All completed proposals should be submitted by email to CGI@princeton.edu by October 1, 2020. Proposals submitted by October 1, 2020 will hear a decision by November 1, 2020. While all faculty members are eligible to apply, proposals from tenure-track and tenured faculty will be given priority in the selection process. Up to 5 proposals will be awarded in this funding cycle.