The University of Missouri South Africa Education Program Committee is inviting proposals from those who are interested in participating in the academic exchange between the University of Missouri and South Africa. Opportunities include exchanges with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) located near Cape Town and collaborative projects between the University of Missouri and new or existing educational partners in South Africa.
The committee sponsors two competitions for funds to conduct projects in South Africa. The first is the University of Missouri/University of the Western Cape Linkage Program. The second competition is the South African Partnership Program.
Both initiatives have a long history of providing faculty on all four UM campuses opportunities to work collaboratively with South African colleagues to address problems relevant to historically disadvantaged institutions and persons. Increasingly, the funds are being allocated to support joint research projects. Additional information about both programs can be found on the University of Missouri System websites at www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/southafrica/ and at www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/southafrica/history/.
Applications may be downloaded at www.umsystem.edu/ums/aa/southafrica/request/
Applications for 2014 funding should be submitted to Jeanie Hofer by July 15. For more information, contact the following committee members: