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The Program for Transborder Communities (PTC) is now accepting applications for Research Cluster Seed Grants and Individual Research Seed Grants to support development of proposals for external funding in the interdisciplinary field of transborder studies. We welcome any application exploring transborder communities and critical social, cultural, economic, political and environmental processes occurring at the intersection of borders and society. While the main focus of PTC is the US‐Mexico borderlands, applications focusing on other border regions of the world will be considered if they directly contribute to the understanding of transborder communities and processes.
PTC is an initiative within ASU’s School of Transborder Studies designed to promote collaborative and comparative research by supporting the activity of academic groups and networks that contribute to the development of innovative studies and solutions to critical problems faced by transborder communities, especially Latinx and Mexican origin populations in the United States, Mexico and the US‐Mexico borderlands. This cycle is open to faculty and graduate students working with faculty at any of the Arizona State University campuses. We strongly encourage applications from groups and individuals working in collaboration with researchers from the Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD), El Colegio de Sonora (COLSON) and the Universidad de Sonora (UNISON). However, cross‐border collaboration is not a requirement for a successful submission and all projects with a focus on transborder communities will be considered.
Seed grant recipients agree to pursue external funding exceeding the value of their PTC award and to include the School of Transborder Studies as a Unit in their allocations on relevant ASU forms when they apply for external funding. Seed recipients agree to allocate a minimum of 4%. This rate may increase if there is significant STS/PTC staff or faculty involvement anticipated during pre-award or post-award phases of the project. Once received funding exceeds that of the PTC seed grant, recipients will allow a nominal amount of allocations to STS (1%) for tracking purposes for all grants related to their PTC funded research.
March 16, 2018 | Call for proposals announced.
June 8, 2018 at 5 p.m. MT | Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
June 22, 2018 | Notification of awards.
July 1, 2018 | Projects can begin with fiscal year start.
The research clusters are mechanisms for triggering discussion that lead to exchange, cross-fertilization and collaboration across disciplines. Research clusters are platforms to support and enhance existing faculty expertise and/or facilitate the engagement of faculty to examine the changing needs and growing cultural, political, environmental, and economic influence of Latinos/as and transborder communities in the US-Mexico borderlands. Ultimately, the research clusters are expected to lead to a self-sustained research program by leveraging funding from external funding sources.
For more information on the research cluster grant please visit https://sts.asu.edu/ptc/funding/research-cluster.
Individual research seed grants are platforms to support and enhance existing faculty expertise and/or to examine the changing needs and growing cultural, political, environmental, and economic influence of Latinos/as and transborder communities in the US-Mexico borderlands. Ultimately, individual research grant recipients are expected to contribute to the development of a collective and sustainable research program on transborder studies by initiating projects that have good prospects of obtaining external funding.
For more information on the individual research grant please visit https://sts.asu.edu/ptc/funding/individual-research.
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