Research Partnership Grant With Three Tunisian Universities
INTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN TUNISIA AS PART OF LOYOLA RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP GRANT WITH THREE TUNISIAN UNIVERSITIES
Application Deadline: December 15, 2011
Award Amount: 3 awards ($10,435 each)
Award Period: May/June 2012 (total of 35 days)
Full-time Loyola University Chicago faculty at the Lake Shore, Medical Center, and Water
Tower campuses are invited to apply for internal fellowships ($10,435) to conduct research in Tunisia during May-June 2012 as part of a Loyola grant project funded by the U.S. State
Department in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and three Tunisian Universities:
Manouba University, University of Carthage, and the University of Tunis/El Manar.
The Tunisian revolution of January 2011 served as the spark of political change in North Africa
and the Middle East that is commonly referred to as the “Arab Spring” and that is opening up
teaching and research opportunities throughout the region. The U.S. State Department recently
awarded Loyola University Chicago a $250,000 grant to strengthen research partnerships with
three Tunisian universities: Manouba University, University of Carthage, and the University of
Tunis/El Manar. The grant proposal was submitted by Peter J. Schraeder, professor and graduate
program director in Loyola’s Department of Political Science, who is the primary investigator
(PI) for the grant. This is an exciting project designed to deepen Loyola University Chicago’s
involvement in Tunisia amidst the backdrop of the transformative changes that are occurring
throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
During each year of this two-year grant, three Loyola faculty (for a total of six Loyola faculty
during the two years) will spend five weeks in Tunisia during May-June conducting research
projects, and six Tunisian faculty (for a total of twelve Tunisian faculty during the two years)
will spend five weeks in Chicago during August-September, also conducting research projects.
The first group of Loyola faculty will conduct research in Tunisia during May-June 2012, and
the first group of Tunisian faculty will conduct research in Chicago during August-September
Each Loyola scholar will be affiliated with a specific school/department at one of the three host
Tunisian universities, and will be asked to give one scholarly presentation (e.g., a classroom
lecture) and to take part in one community-based exercise (e.g., visit an organization related to
that scholar’s research project). It is also expected that the research will result in the publication
of a scholarly article or book chapter.
All expenses for each Loyola scholar are funded by the State Department grant, including up to
$1,850 for roundtrip transportation (Chicago-Tunis) and $7,385 in per diem to cover lodging,
food, and all other minor expenses during the five-week (35 day) period of the research stay
($211 in daily per diem for 35 days). The grant also provides important in-country support,
including directly paying $200 to the Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT – Center for Maghreb Studies in Tunis) for a research affiliation, $500 to Carthage Academic Services to
provide basic in-country support (e.g., aid in finding a hotel or apartment), and $500 to an
English-speaking Tunisian graduate research assistant (one for each visiting scholar) to aid in
day-to-day requests/activities during the five week period of the grant. The Tunisian graduate
research assistant will be selected by the host university. It is not expected that the host
institution will provide the visiting faculty member with an office.
All full-time Loyola faculty at the Lake Shore, Medical Center, and Water Tower campuses.
December 15, 2011
1. Research Project Proposal (2 pages)
3. Email of support from Department Chair
4. Email of support from Dean
Please submit as one pdf file all four of the above elements to Rosa Negussie (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Graduate Program Assistant for the Departments of Political Science and Sociology.
• Patrick M. Boyle, Ph.D., Associate Provost, International Initiatives & Associate
Professor, Department of Political Science
• Rosemary Max, Ed.D., Director, Office of International Programs
• Peter J. Schraeder, Ph.D., Professor & Graduate Program Director, Department of
• Conduct research in Tunisia that will result in the publication of a scholarly article or
• Interact with colleagues at the host Tunisian university.
• Give one scholarly presentation at the host Tunisian university.
• Take part in one community-based exercise related to your research while in Tunisia
(e.g., visit an organization related to your research).
Total Fellowship ($10,435)
• $1,850 roundtrip transportation (Chicago-Tunis).
• $7,385 per diem to cover lodging, food, and all other minor expenses during the fiveweek
(35 day) period of the research stay ($211 in daily per diem for 35 days).
• $200 paid directly to the Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT -- Center for
Maghreb Studies in Tunis) for a research affiliation.
• $500 paid directly to Carthage Academic Services in Tunis to provide basic in-country
support (e.g., aid in finding a hotel or apartment).
• $500 paid directly to an English-speaking Tunisian graduate research assistant to aid in
day-to-day research requests during the five week period of the grant.
If you have any questions, please contact Peter J. Schraeder (email@example.com), who is the
Primary Investigator (PI) for this grant.
THIS PROJECT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDING FROM THE U.S. STATE
DEPARTMENT (BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND
ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUNDS)