FCI Collaborative Climate Research Abroad Fellowship Program
The Collaborative Climate Research Abroad Fellowship Program aims to provide opportunities for UF faculty to broaden their climate-related research scope and develop collaboration among the international faculty community through an exchange program. The exchange will help to foster the development of innovative, interdisciplinary research projects and publications that will help find solutions to the global, complex challenges facing society. The program will be overseen by the FCI directors and Faculty Advisory Committee and the Directors of partnering institutions.
Anticipated outcomes and benefits
The fellowship will provide opportunities to outstanding faculty by:
- producing research of international importance
- developing their research careers and interdisciplinary networks
- providing opportunities for future science leaders
- collaborating toward solutions for complex, large-scale issues
- increasing understanding of global changes and societal impacts
- jointly pursuing collaborative funding calls
- sharing expertise and resources at respective universities Fellowships are open to faculty of any nationality and in any area of study from the list below (see below). Applicants are selected on merit and must be employed by the University of Florida.
- Areas of study
- Fellowship eligibility
- Food Systems
Each application by UF faculty members must include:
- The applicant’s curriculum vitae
- A statement describing the purpose of the proposed travel, the problem area, the faculty with whom the applicant intends to work with in the other university, a summary of the problem, the duration of the visit, and a work plan, including a timetable for its completion (not to exceed 2,000 words)
- A budget detailing the expenses that the applicant will have. The maximum amount of each Fellowship will be $3,000 for a one-time visit.
- A submission letter summarizing the applicant’s goals and value to the university and applicant
- One letter of recommendation from the faculty member’s department chair
- A letter from the faculty at the host institution stating that they plan to host the applicant as indicated in the application
- All components of the application should be submitted as a single PDF file via email to Jim Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ellen Martin (email@example.com), and Carolyn Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org). The applicant’s name and university should be on the header of each page.
Selection of Fellows
The Faculty Advisory Committee of the Florida Climate Institute will review applications submitted by faculty from the University of Florida twice per year. One call for nominations will be sent in September and one in January each year. Awardees will be notified of the FAC decision 60 days following submission deadlines. Up to two Fellows will be selected per calendar year for travel.
Funding for the successful applicants from the University of Florida will be provided by the Florida Climate Institute (FCI) through funding from the Office of Research, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), and CLAS. The maximum amount of the Fellowship is $3,000, which must be justified in terms of travel and subsistence expenses during travel.
Responsibility of Fellows
The Fellows are required to submit a written report of accomplishments within 6 weeks following the fellowship travel. This report will be submitted to the FCI and the University of Florida and to the partner institution to which they traveled. In addition, each Fellow will give a seminar after the exchange visit to detail accomplishments, collaborations, and research produced as a result of this opportunity.