Major Grant Application Guidelines

Guidelines for the major grant application are as follows:

  • Faculty members who have no significant prior international experience* during their graduate or post doctoral careers are eligible for this award.
  • Faculty members who already have significant international experience, but who wish to build upon that experience to expand their research and teaching expertise, are eligible for this award.
  • Priority will be given to applications that support existing institution-level collaborations/exchanges or that will lead to such collaborations.

The application should include:

  • a description of the proposed activities, including a discussion of how the grant will contribute to the applicant's research and teaching and to institutional partnerships
  • a budget of anticipated expenses
  • a letter of support from the department chair
  • other sources of funding requested (and when you expect to be notified)

Submit the application by email to Gregg Orifici, CIE Director of Global Initiatives.
Deadline:   Generally the third Friday in April
Decision:   Awards announced in mid-May

* What does "significant prior international experience" mean?

For purposes of this grant competition, a significant prior international experience would include the following:

  • Be of at least four weeks duration in a non-U.S. location
  • Involve professional engagement in the local culture, through one of the following:
    • Formal study of the local language and culture
    • Individual research on the local culture
    • Collaborative research with counterparts in the local culture
    • Teaching in the local community
    • Residence with a local host family
    • Serving as a consultant for local businesses or organizations