Development Grants

Faculty International Development Grants

The Center for International Education administers competitions for two categories of grants to support the international engagement of full-time, tenured or tenure-track UNH faculty in all departments of all colleges.

Funds are provided by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs to encourage faculty members in all disciplines to support the current efforts of internationalizing the UNH campus, and to advance their own international scholarship and teaching.

Awardees are selected by a committee comprised of UNH faculty and CIE staff. The CIE director is a non-voting member and chairs the committee, which takes into account the following criteria:

  • Specific details and quality of the proposal, with priority given to projects that support not only the faculty member's own scholarly activities but also contribute to UNH efforts to internationalize,
  • Applicant's rank, department and college (to ensure the grants are broadly distributed and representative of the university at large),
  • Recency and frequency of being awarded a CIE grant. Due to limited funds, faculty who have received a grant within the last 4 years will receive a lower order of priority.

Awards will take the form of expense reimbursements, contingent upon the receipt by the Center for International Education of a report on the funded activities. See report guidelines. For sample reports, visit the Faculty Travel Reports section. Grant money must be used during the time period of the award. Grantees unable to use the award during the time allotted should give notice to CIE as soon as possible, so the money may support another worthy faculty international endeavor. Grantees unable to use the award are encouraged to reapply to a future competition, and their circumstances will be taken into account.

$1000 International Development Grants

Fall Semester Competition
3 grants for travel between January 1 and June 30 of academic year.
Deadline: Generally the last Friday in November.
Decision: Awards announced in mid-December.

Spring Semester Competition
3 grants for travel between July 1 and December 31 of academic year.
Deadline: Generally the third Friday in April.
Decision: Awards announced in mid-May.

Priority will be given to applications that support existing institution-level collaborations/exchanges or that will lead to such collaboration for the benefit of UNH academic programs (and not only to present a paper at an international conference).

Please click here for application

2-4 Major Grants for International Development & Engagement ($1,500-$3,000)

Major funding for faculty to initiate or expand their international teaching, research, or outreach activities between July 1 and June 30 of academic year.

Deadline: April 25, 2014.

Decision: Awards announced in mid-May.

Please click here for application guidelines.