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University Partnership 2021 NOFO information session - Shared screen with speaker view
Edward Serotta
20:31
Greetings from Vienna
Alex Lichtenstein
38:17
I have a question
Douglas Smith
38:31
Is the application form on the website?
Vukica Stankovic
39:27
All the required documents are posted on the U.S. Embassy website, including the application form
Kevin McCaughey
40:17
Welcomehttps://rs.usembassy.gov/university-partnership-funding-opportunity-2021/
Kevin McCaughey
40:28
https://rs.usembassy.gov/university-partnership-funding-opportunity-2021/
Olivera Jokic
45:27
What is 'nicra’?
Elvira Dana
46:28
https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1861/Infographic_-_NICRA_2-14.pdf
Marija Volarov
46:37
Since I'm a psychologist, is there a way to fit something mental health-related into program objectives/themes?I'm a Fulbright alumna and I continued collaboration with my mentor from the Ohio University so we are considering partnership between Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia and Ohio University, OH
Elvira Dana
46:57
Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA)
Sarah Polasky
47:52
Does "Research Development" - the support systems that help researchers develop and submit competitive proposals - qualify as R&D?Thank you!
Edward Serotta
48:37
Perhaps I missed this: the deadline is 17 May. When will we hear your decision and how long can the grant run?
Goran Djordjevic
48:43
Are technical sciences acceptable area for this call? Can we plan any research activity or only teaching? Can we see the titles of accepted projects submitted for the previous call?
Andjela Kaur
49:09
Do you have a preference in terms of the scale of the partnership: school to school, department to department, university system to university system?
Elvira Dana
50:55
Is compliance (or at least harmony) with ECA's MODE Framework advised?
Elvira Dana
50:56
https://eca.state.gov/impact/eca-evaluation-division/monitoring-data-eca-mode-framework
Olivera Jokic
52:59
Are there short descriptions of previously funded projects available anywhere?
Kevin McCaughey
56:19
My pleasure. Here is the link again: https://rs.usembassy.gov/university-partnership-funding-opportunity-2021/
Elvira Dana
57:10
Is this the most current ICS? https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ICS-Serbia_UNCLASS_508.pdf
Marija Volarov
59:24
Thank you! :)
Aleksandra Drecun
59:47
What does “S.” stand here for: S. HistoryS. Government and Politics
Edward Serotta
01:07:19
Re the programs that received your last grants— U of T, Clemson, etc, what % involved trans-atlantic travel—or did Covid kill that?
Andjela Kaur
01:08:24
Thank you. You answered my question clearly.
Christopher Medalis
01:08:32
A follow up question to Edward's: is there a limit or guidance on how much of the project funding can be spent in the U.S. vs in Serbia? If we do an exchange of faculty and students, costs will be much higher here in the U.S. Is that a problem?
Andjela Kaur
01:09:02
Thanks for that note, Tim.
Elvira Dana
01:09:44
Thank you!
Aleksandra Drecun
01:12:24
Thanks. :)
Olivera Jokic
01:13:11
About project descriptions: Yes, it would be great to see at least short descriptions or project narratives (a la NEH examples). They would tell us about viable scope and levels of specificity that make sense.
Kevin Paquette
01:13:13
Can we have an English language component to this proposal particularly if the primary focus of the proposal is not English. If we do would that hurt our chances?
Gazela Pudar Drasko
01:13:37
What is the financial range of the grants usually?
Edward Serotta
01:14:29
Are you expecting any co-funding? Or is co-funding even allowed?
Kevin Paquette
01:15:19
Yes
Gazela Pudar Drasko
01:15:56
Also, there is no democracy listed in the themes, even if this is clearly emphasized in the call, so if there is cooperation between two centers that have focus on democratic innovations and exchange of knowledge, that would be acceptable or not?
Andjela Kaur
01:17:39
Did I hear you correctly: multiple applications (various funding opportunities) are allowed? In other words, one could apply for an ELL grand and for this duding?
Andjela Kaur
01:17:59
*funding
Gazela Pudar Drasko
01:19:06
thanks, will do!
Aleksandra Drecun
01:19:10
Does cultural preservation and museum management include archaeology?
Aleksandra Drecun
01:22:17
Thanks a lot, all clear! I will!
Gazela Pudar Drasko
01:25:01
It would be useful to get some evaluation of the proposal when receiving the refusal. Just a comment
Sarah Polasky
01:25:54
Question if there's still time - is there help to obtain partnerships?
Sarah Polasky
01:27:12
Yes, that's correct. I will reach out. Thank you very much.
Slavisa Rakovic
01:27:45
Thanks/Hvala!
Andjelka Kovacevic
01:27:49
Thanks a lot:)
Gazela Pudar Drasko
01:27:51
Thanks!
Sarah Polasky
01:27:51
Thank you!
Borislava Manojlovic
01:27:54
Thanks and bye