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CCGR Call For Proposals

2002 Call for Proposals

For Working Groups to be established Fall 2002

Submit Deadline: January 22, 2002

The recently established Center for Comparative and Global Research (CCGR), housed under the auspices of the International and Area Studies Programs, seeks proposals from members of the UCLA Academic Senate to convene two-year Working Groups, to begin fall 2002. The primary purpose of a CCGR Working Group is to provide a setting for multidisciplinary dialogue among faculty who would otherwise not regularly interact. CCGR is interested in sponsoring groups that will explore particular social scientific topics or problems and that will advance social science knowledge. Topics may be international and/or comparative in their orientation, but should not be limited to single regions of the globe except with unusual justification.

CCGR Working Groups have 10-20 members, and typically meet in daylong sessions on a quarterly basis for two academic years. Members may be drawn from institutions of higher education within North America, and should include some UC-affiliated advanced graduate students working in the area of the Group’s focus. Groups are convened by two social scientists from different disciplines. Social science faculty located in professional schools are eligible to apply as conveners and to be included as participants. Conveners are free to structure the meetings of their Group as they deem most appropriate and useful. Possibilities include commentary and discussion of research papers by members, presentations of material by outside speakers, and open group discussion on the basis of working memos or briefs, among others.

Proposals should consist of a brief (1,000 word) written statement regarding the Group’s intellectual and disciplinary foci; the intellectual problems the Group will investigate; the types of social scientific methods the Group will employ; the names, affiliations and c.v. of the two conveners (both of whom must have agreed to participate); a list of possible Group members and their academic positions, as well as whether they have provisionally agreed to participate should the Group be funded; and some indication of the procedures that conveners will use to solicit graduate student participation. A one-page budget should also be included.

Appropriate budget items include participant travel, one night hotel for California participants and two nights for those coming from further away, meals and catering, and other operational costs for the group. Stipends or research funds for conveners are not allowable. With special justification, honoraria for paper-givers or presenters may be permitted.

The CCGR Advisory Board expects to authorize at least two new Working Groups on the basis of the proposals. Those selected will be awarded a $15,000 per annum budget for operating expenses. Groups will be normally authorized for two years, although single year proposals will also be considered.

For more information, see the CCGR website at, which also contains details on the three Working Groups currently sponsored. Questions may be directed to the CCGR Director, Professor Miriam Golden (, the CCGR Associate Director, Professor Jean –Laurent Rosenthal ( or the Chair of the CCGR Advisory Board, Professor William Summerhill (

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 pm PDT on January 22, 2002. Electronic submissions are encouraged.

Submissions should be directed to:

Center for Comparative and Global Research (CCGR)
11387 Bunche Hall
Box 951487
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Ph: (310) 206-4928
fax: (310) 206-3555

Center for Comparative and Global Research