The University of Washington – University of Ljubljana Exchange Committee invites applications from UW faculty, other academic personnel, and senior graduate students to visit the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) during the 2019 calendar year. Academic visitors are expected to give lectures, interact with Slovene students, and collaborate with Slovene faculty colleagues in their field of specialization. The visit must be completed by the end of 2019, and should take place while the University of Ljubljana is in session (spring or fall semesters). The UW-UL Exchange Committee will cover up to $1,200 of participants’ travel costs, while the University of Ljubljana will provide lodging and a modest per diem. Up to two UW participants, each staying from two to four weeks, can be supported. No knowledge of Slovene language is required; and no direct, immediate exchange reciprocity in the participant’s field of research is expected, although long-term reciprocity as an outgrowth of productive, collaborative research is encouraged.
Since 1979 the UW-UL Exchange has supported productive collaborations involving many dozens of faculty throughout Arts and Sciences, Built Environments, Business, Engineering, Environment, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work, and from the UW Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell campuses. Applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter which explains the academic value and proposed outcomes of the visit. A copy of correspondence with the applicant’s Ljubljana counterparts, giving evidence of a shared commitment to a well-articulated, collaborative research project with measurable impacts, should be included. UW participants in the program are required to submit a concise report identifying the academic outcomes of their visit and outlining the next steps in the collaboration. The UW-Ljubljana Exchange is supported at UW by the Roma Boniecka-Anna Cienciala Endowment for Slovene Studies.
Deadline for applications: Monday, December 10, 2018, 5pm. Questions and proposals should be addressed to:
Participants are evaluated and selected by the UW standing committee for the Exchange, whose members are:
Sallie Thieme Sanford (Law)
Nives Dolšak (Marine and Environmental Affairs)
James Clauss (Classics)
Aurel Bulgac (Physics)
Michael Biggins (Libraries; Slavic Languages)
For more information
University of Ljubljana
Slovenia – General Information
Lonely Planet guide to Slovenia
Information about Ljubljana