Funding brief: The United Board has long promoted whole person education in the tradition of the liberal arts colleges and universities in Asia. Whole person education addresses the varied academic, professional, personal, and spiritual needs of students. It empowers students for their own personal and professional growth, and nurtures a sense of responsibility that encourages them to apply their knowledge in the service of others.
They welcome proposals that can show direct benefit to academic staff, enrich the teaching–learning process, and build the capacity of Asian institutions to design and deliver whole person education in innovative and effective ways. Prospective applicants should contact the individual responsible for their region to present their project concept before submitting a full proposal.
Grants are made in support of projects in four major areas:
Leadership Development for Higher Education
Faculty Development for Enhanced Teaching, Learning, and Research
Culture and Religion in Asia
Themes and Activities: They invite proposals in four general areas:
● Leadership Development for Higher Education
● Faculty Development for Enhanced Teaching and Learning
● Campus-Community Partnerships
● Culture and Religion in Asia
Projects should be designed to strengthen institutional capacity by:
● Enhancing the quality of teaching through in-service training of faculty in new methods and skills, continuing education of academic staff, support for teaching-learning centers, or other means;
● Enriching undergraduate education through the development of new or improved curricula, design of new academic programs or student services on campus, or other means;
● Building deeper connections between students and the community through collaboration that engages colleges and universities with community-based organizations or other means; or
● Improving administrative systems essential to whole person education at the undergraduate level.
● Contribution to the institutional mission in whole person education;
● Clarity of rationale and objectives;
● Relevant background of the personnel leading the project;
● Integrity and feasibility of the project design;
● Clear and reasonable budget with cost-sharing indicated when relevant; – Cost-sharing is considered a strong indicator of institutional commitment; it can be made in terms of in-kind support (e.g., cost for venues, facilities, or personnel) and/or funding from other sources.
● Number and extent of the intended beneficiaries;
● If relevant, clear plan for sustainability, which indicates the following, as appropriate: – support from the institution; – prospect of project’s incorporation into the institution’s regular operation; or – prospect of continuous funding from other sources. Projects intended as one-time events will be evaluated on the basis of impact.
● Clarity of an evaluation plan
Donor Name: The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (United Board)
Funding name: No specific fund name
● For new applications: The deadline for proposals is September, 30th, 2018.
● For multiyear projects (granted for 2017-2018 or earlier): December, 31st, 2018
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Funding limit: Project grant awards typically range from US$2,000 to US$25,000.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Project duration should normally be one year from July, 1st to June, 30th of the following year.
● Project duration should normally be one year from July, 1st to June, 30th of the following year.
● Project duration of multiyear projects should not exceed three years;
● Requests for support to repeat the same program for another year require very strong justification and will not normally be approved.
Eligible organization: As below
● Colleges and universities that have received a grant from the United Board in the past five years (since 2014) are eligible to apply. See pages 6-7 for details (Instructions for 2019-2020 Project Grants: Click to view).
● The project must benefit the higher education institution as a whole and not just specific individuals.
● The project must be consistent with the United Board’s mission to advance whole person education and must fall within one of the program areas of the United Board.
The following are not eligible for funding:
● Proposal without institutional endorsement;
● Church or relief work, or community outreach, that has no direct connection to higher education;
● Student scholarships and student projects;
● Funding for dissertation research, or for turning a thesis or dissertation into a research publication;
● Requests to fund an individual scholar to attend a conference;
− A project may include full or partial funding of a conference if it is integral to the accomplishment of the project goals.
● Buildings or maintenance of buildings or other building projects;
● Equipment and furniture (e.g., computers, printers, cameras).
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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● Apply: Click to view
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● Instructions for 2019-2020 Project Grants: Click to view
● Form (Proposal): Click to view
Form (Proposal- Southeast Asia sample proposal): Click to view
Form (Proposal- Northeast Asia sample proposal): Click to view
Form (Proposal- South Asia sample proposal): Click to view
● Form (Budget): Click to view
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● Institutional Endorsement Form: Click to view
● Instructions for 2019-2020 Project Grants: Click to view
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
● New Applications:
Applications should be made on the application form only. Other formats of application will not be considered. Application forms that are improperly completed will be returned for resubmission.
Online applications are strongly preferred. Electronic versions of application materials can be found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CXRGWDJ . If you are unable to use the online application, please submit your completed application to email@example.com.
● A complete application requires:
a completed Project Grants Application Form (A1);
a completed Project Grants Program Budget Worksheet (A2);
a completed Institutional Endorsement Form (C);
for collaborative projects, letter(s) of consent from the head(s) of collaborating institution(s) or organization(s); and any additional information relevant to the project application.
● For multiyear projects granted in 2017-2018 or earlier:
Please submit a brief proposal with budget for the next phase and an interim report (both narrative and financial with endorsement) of the first six months by December 31, 2018.
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