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Faculty Long-Term International Activity Program

Recent Faculty Long-Term International Activities Map

This map shows where UM faculty members received support to participate in the Faculty Long-Term International Activity Program, and the type of activities they conducted.


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Recent Locations

Australia

Competition
Cycle
Exchange
Dates
Affiliation Activity Description
Academic year
2011 - 2012
January -
May, 2013
Health & Human
Performance
Research on applied exercise sciences at Edith Cowan University
Academic year
2011 - 2012
January -
May, 2013
Geology Use age dating facilities to research Montana rock samples at James Cook University
Academic year
2011 - 2012
January -
May, 2013
Biological
Sciences
Collaborative research, independent research, and teaching at partner university  (Griffith University)

Bhutan and Switzerland

Competition
Cycle
Exchange
Dates
Affiliation Activity Description
Academic year
2012 - 2013
January -
May, 2014
Forestry &
Conservation
Sustainable natural resource management research with UWICE and CDE
Academic year
2012 - 2013
January -
May, 2014
Forestry &
Conservation
Socioeconomic research and comparative studies with UWICE and CDE

Canada

Competition
Cycle
Exchange
Dates
Affiliation Activity Description
Academic year
2011 - 2012
January -
May, 2013
Geosciences Research on snow/ice-melt hydrology & arctic glaciology at partner university (University of Calgary)

France

Competition
Cycle
Exchange
Dates
Affiliation Activity Description
Academic year
2012 - 2013
January -
May, 2014
English Research on Western American Literature at partner university (l'Universite de Toulouse II-Le Mirail)

Germany

Competition
Cycle
Exchange
Dates
Affiliation Activity Description
Academic year
2011 - 2012
August, 2012 -
July, 2013
Business Develop curriculum on international strategy and small business management at partner university (European Business School)

United Kingdom

Competition
Cycle
Exchange
Dates
Affiliation Activity Description
Academic year
2012 - 2013
January -
March, 2014
English Teach with English faculty at University of Dundee in Scotland

Program Details

Application Conditions & Procedure

The University of Montana's International Committee is pleased to announce the call for proposals for UM faculty international exchange opportunities.

Program Goal

Offered on an annual basis and funded by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, this program presents faculty with unique opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment. Participation in a faculty exchange has no effect on sabbatical eligibility.

Proposal Evaluation

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Applicants are requested to respond directly to criteria 1-5. Applicants are also asked to indicate if the requested exchange will be carried out in conjunction with a sabbatical.
  2. Anticipated impact upon teaching and/or UM curricular development as measured by pedagogical enrichment, course proposals, syllabi changes, thesis or dissertation supervision, and related outputs.
  3. Anticipated impact upon scholarship, research and/or creative activities at UM as measured by refereed publications, grant proposals, contracts, presentations, or opportunities for collaboration with and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
  4. Anticipated service to the UM campus community as measured by local articles, speeches, presentations, performances, guest lectures, and related public outreach contributions as well as the potential for the exchange to enhance institutional partnerships for UM.
  5. Anticipated impact on the host community (or communities) as measured by teaching, local articles, speeches, presentations, performances, guest lectures, and related public outreach contributions as well as the potential for the exchange to enhance institutional partnerships for UM in the host country (or countries).

Application Deadline

Applications are due at 5:00 PM on the last Friday of October each year, and must be submitted to the Office of International Programs, International Center. Late proposals will not be considered.

International Partnerships

UM faculty exchanges are presently available with many of UM's partner universities around the world.

Non-partner Institutions

The International Committee also will consider applications for exchanges with institutions other than those on our formal list of exchange partners. In such cases, the applicant should describe clearly how their visit will foster collaborative research and/or creative activity at the university level.

Proposal Format

Proposals should include a narrative, a budget (see link to budget worksheet under Allowable Expenses), a 2-page summarized CV, and no more than three letters of support from colleagues familiar with the professional activities of the applicant. Proposals should not exceed eight single spaced pages, using one-inch margins and 12 point font. The eight page limit includes the applicant's CV but excludes the three support letters and statements by applicant's chair regarding the need for any replacement funds (see below). Note: Proposals which exceed page and font limits will be disqualified.

Budget Guidelines

A formal budget (see link to budget worksheet under Allowable Expenses) and proposed timeframe for travel must accompany each proposal. Allowable budget items are listed and explained in the next section. Please use the budget sheet on the IP website to complete the formal budget. Important: Each proposal must include a written statement from the applicant's chair specifying proposed arrangements for covering duties associated with the applicant's normal UM coursework and other campus responsibilities during the exchange. If funds are required for replacement of faculty while an exchange is in effect, this must clearly be specified in a written statement supplied by the applicant's chair at the time of proposal submission. Proposed budgets also must be reviewed and approved via signature by applicant's chair and dean prior to proposal submission.

Award Expenditures

All funds awarded in response to this call for proposals must be spent during the next fiscal year (which begins on July 1). Award funds cannot be deferred past the end of the fiscal year, and any funds that remain unspent after the end of the next fiscal year must be returned to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs.

Applicants should be aware that the dollar amount of any award is final and that additional support will not come available for successful applicants whose expenses exceed the award amount. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully research the anticipated costs of all activities associated with the exchange (e.g., visa costs, travel to consulate for visa application, etc.) Awardees are required to comply with UM's travel guidelines and procedures.  All UM faculty and staff traveling abroad are required to have health insurance.  Visit Faculty and Staff Insurance for more information. 

Depending on funding awarded it may be necessary to submit a revised budget in order to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposal at a reduced level of funding.

Allowable Expenses

See Budget Worksheet

  1. Costs associated with replacement of exchange faculty:

    Amount needed to cover the replacement of faculty on exchange. This amount must be included in a statement from the faculty member's chair, and the statement must be submitted as part of the application. It is important that the faculty member meet with his/her chair early in the application process to inquire about the feasibility of the exchange.

  2. Costs associated with the exchange itself:
    1. Travel
      1. Airfare: Quoted market coach price as of time of proposal submission.
      2. In-country travel: (in-country air, rail, rental car, etc.) - allowable provided the in-country travel can be justified in the context of the overall proposal objectives. Quoted market coach price for in-country travel required at time of proposal submission.
      3. Housing: Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek out economic housing arrangements while on an exchange. Some of UM's institutional partners have subsidized living arrangements for exchange participants or can provide valuable help in a search for off-campus housing. Retail housing in hotels is generally discouraged but may be allowable for short-term exchanges of a few weeks. For exchanges longer than a few weeks, it generally will be necessary to arrange for university housing or rent a comparably-priced apartment. The applicant is responsible for arranging all housing. Evidence that such arrangements are proceeding and that funds requested for housing are usual and customary (i.e., not excessive) must be included in the budget justification.
      4. Meals and incidental expenses (M&IE): For exchanges taking place while the applicant is on university contract and drawing regular salary, no additional allowance will be made for meals and incidental expenses. For exchanges taking place while the applicant is off-contract, modest funding for meals and incidental expenses will be considered. To develop this part of the budget, the applicant should make contact with the host institution and find out what constitutes a reasonable per diem rate for meals and incidental expenses.
    2. Supplies: Not allowed.
    3. Funds cannot be used to support travel and other costs incurred by accompanying family members.

Budget Worksheet

Proposal Evaluation

Proposals will be evaluated based on the criteria listed above and ranked by the International Committee. The ranking will be forwarded to the Office of the Provost. Final funding decisions rest with the Provost, who reserves the right to request a revised budget in cases where proposals are not funded at the full requested amount.

Questions

For general questions, contact Marja Unkuri-Chaudhry at x2296 or marjac@mso.umt.edu