REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS University of California Consortium on Social Science and Law, Collaborative Research Working Groups The UC Consortium on Social Science and Law invites proposals for multi-campus, multi-disciplinary Collaborative Research Working Groups. Who may participate: All UC ladder-track faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. The Lead Investigator must be a UC faculty member and a member of the Consortium. (To learn more about becoming a Consortium member, contact the Consortium Site Lead for your campus or contact Steven E. Clark, Director, UC Consortium on Social Science and Law at [email protected] Level of award: Up to $15,000. Funding Source: UC Consortium on Social Science and Law Submission: Proposals should be submitted via email to [email protected] Deadline: April 1, 2016 Funding Decisions: It is expected that funding decisions will be announced by May 1, 2016. Final awards are contingent upon available funding. Program Overview The UC Consortium on Social Science and Law was created to facilitate multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research collaborations on topics related to social science and law, and to support the research training of graduate students. Competitive proposals will integrate graduate training and funding as noted below. Working Group Research Proposals should be written with those goals in mind. Working Group Research Project activities may include a variety of different activities, including (but not limited to) cross-disciplinary literature reviews, meta-analyses, pilot studies or other data collection activities. What the consortium will fund. Funds are provided primarily for intercampus travel and graduate student support. Graduate student funding includes a stipend of up to $5400 and fees up to $5500, or up to three months of summer support, including benefits (up to $10,500). Funds may also be used for research-related expenses, including supplies and paying research participants. What the Consortium will not fund. Funds may not be used for faculty salary or summer salary, teaching release, permanent equipment, or travel to conferences. The Application Process Applications should include the following: The Title of the Project: Names and affiliations of all working group participants. Participants must be UC faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students, including law students. The proposal may include any number of collaborators, with one identified as the Lead Investigator. A faculty member may be included in more than one Working Group proposal, but may be the Lead Investigator on only one. The Lead Investigator will coordinate, organize, and monitor the progress of the Working Group, and will be responsible for submitting a narrative research and budget report to the Consortium at the end of the grant period. The lead investigator must be a UC faculty member and a member of the Consortium. Project Description: Two pages, maximum, 1-inch margins, minimum 10-point type, single-spaced. The project description should describe the significance of the project, the goals of the project, and the activities of the Working Group in achieving those goals. The project description should also describe deliverables such as publications and external grant proposals. Budget Outline and Justification: Proposals should provide, on a separate page, an itemized budget and a brief justification for each budget item. Literature cited: Up to two pages. A two-page CV for each faculty collaborator. Proposals – including the names and affiliations, project description, budget outline and justification, and literature cited – should be assembled into one pdf document. Please do not submit multiple, separate documents. The proposal should be stored with a filename that includes the name of the lead investigator (for example, clark_steve_uc_ssl_crwg.pdf). Proposals should be emailed to [email protected] (Note the dot between uc and socialscienceandlaw). Please include the phrase “UC Social Science and Law CRWG” in the subject line. You should receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 24 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please email [email protected] Proposal Review Criteria • • • • Proposal review is based on intellectual merit and legal and social importance. Proposals must involve scholars from at least two different UC campuses. Strong preference is given to proposals that are multi-disciplinary. Proposals must describe a plan for deliverables, in terms of publications or external grant applications Questions: Please direct questions to your campus Site Lead (see below) or to Steve Clark at [email protected] Consortium Site Leads: Berkeley: Jennifer Skeem ([email protected]) or Victoria Plaut ([email protected]); Davis : Gail Goodman ([email protected]); Hastings: David Faigman ([email protected]); Irvine: Elizabeth Cauffman ([email protected]); Los Angeles: Karen Saywitz ([email protected]) or Jennifer Mnookin ([email protected]); Merced: Marjorie Zatz ([email protected]); Riverside: Steven Clark ([email protected]); San Diego: John Wixted ([email protected]); Santa Barbara: Jonathan Schooler ([email protected]); Santa Cruz: Hiroshi Fukurai ([email protected]).