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WRITER: JESSICA SNOWDEN
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: Oct. 31, 2000

UI hosts international travel/research grant workshop for graduate students

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa graduate students interested in learning more about grants to support international travel and research are invited to attend the second annual "Nuts and Bolts Workshop on International Travel/Research Grant Getting" on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-noon in S401 Pappajohn Business Administration Building. Refreshments will be provided.

The workshop is sponsored by International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization. Pre-registration is required before Nov. 11. To register, contact Sheri Sojka at (319) 335-1438. This workshop is also sponsored by the UI Graduate College and the UI Division of Sponsored Programs."

Faculty and staff presenters will focus first on opportunities for non-U.S. citizens and special regional studies. Grants available to non-U.S. students only will be discussed from 9-10 a.m. Grants for all graduate students will be discussed from 10 a.m.-noon.

Students will get an overview of funding opportunities available during 2000-2001 from campus-based and external funding sources. Information and advice on preparing winning proposals will also be presented. Students will have the chance to meet in small groups with UI faculty to discuss specific countries.

Jim Pusack, associate professor of German, and Wendelin Guentner, professor of French and Italian, will discuss West Europe. Bill Reisinger, professor of political science and director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and Vicki Hesli, associate professor of political science, will talk about East Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Florence Babb, associate professor of anthropology, will answer questions on Latin America.

Stephen Vlastos, professor of history and director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, will discuss East Asia. Phillip Lutgendorf, associate professor of Asian languages and literature, and Paul Greenough, professor of history and director of Crossing Borders Program, will address South Asia.

Christopher Roy, associate dean for International Programs and professor of art history will assist those interested in Africa.

UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and training.