Faculty Internationalization Grants
The Office of Internationalization is announcing a new cycle of Faculty Internationalization Grants with a deadline of January 6, 2014. This deadline is for grants that will be available for use from April 1, 2014 until the end of academic year 2014-2015. Funds permitting, there will be a second round of proposals in spring quarter 2014, specifically for AY 2014-2015. The intent is to plan for two rounds each year, one in fall and one in spring.
Proposals that fall within the following categories will be considered; please indicate which grant you are applying for on your application.
1. Faculty/Curriculum Development
Description: Grants in this category will target projects that will enhance the international experience and knowledge of faculty in order to allow them to implement international components into courses or to forge research connections with scholars and/or professionals from other countries.
Example of a successful project: monetary support for international travel and research to enhance a course by adding an international element or depth to an international topic not previously present. Note that funds will not be provided simply to support attendance at an international conference, although funds may be provided for participation/paper presentation at an international conference if it is clearly shown that this activity relates to specific activities leading to internationalization of the home curriculum or to an international research project with publishable outcomes.
Range: Typically $500 - $4,000
2. Interdisciplinary and Joint Projects
Description: Grants in this category will support faculty and departments at the University of Denver working cooperatively across departments on a project that leads to internationalization of the curriculum or the campus. Scholarly, research, or curriculum-based projects will be considered, as will targeted support programs for international students at the University. These projects may also be deployed to strengthen or create relationships with colleagues and universities overseas. The project should include two or more faculty and should include specific outcomes that are clearly delineated.
Example of a successful project: funding to develop classes exploring an internationally-oriented subject co-taught by two or more faculty across different institutions, with the classes meeting periodically online.
Range: Typically $4,000 - $8,000
3. Additional Considerations
For both categories of proposals listed above, viable projects that enhance and strengthen institutional cooperation between the University of Denver and its strongest study abroad partners are specifically encouraged (a list of these institutions is below). Proposals that will help develop deeper connections between Lund University (Sweden) and the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) and the University of Denver will be specifically prioritized and may be eligible for more significant funding if the project is viable. Note that the guidelines still apply to proposals involving any of these institutions.
A complete application will include (see materials below):
- A completed cover letter;
- A completed one-page budget;
- A three-page summary outlining goals, objectives, and proposed outcomes;
- A letter of support from the appropriate department chair.
Deans are to review and rank applications from her or his division or school using the dean's review form (see below).
The suggested deadline to submit proposals to department chairs is December 2, 2013, although chairs are free to set their own internal deadlines. Chairs should submit the proposals to their Deans by December 13, 2013. Deans are requested to review and rank their units' proposals and send these directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of January 6, 2014. All applications must be submitted electronically; printed versions will not be considered. Awards will be decided by an interdisciplinary faculty/staff committee composed of members chosen through the International Council and/or the various divisions and schools of the University. You will be notified of the status of your proposal by Friday, February 14, 2014.
Guidelines and Proposal Checklists
- Download the cover letter and budget worksheet (see below).
- Grants will be typically awarded within the ranges specified for each type of grant, although some may receive lesser funding and a select number of proposals, particularly if involving Lund University or the University of Glasgow, may be awarded greater funding if appropriate and necessary.
- The budget should be in the separate budget Excel file as a single sheet.
- Include a separate three-page summary of project outlining goals, objectives, timelines and proposed outcomes.
- All proposals must have a letter of support from the department chair and be reviewed by the appropriate dean. The cover sheet has a specific signature box for both chair's and dean's signatures.
Requirements and Guidelines
- Proposals should demonstrate progress in reaching the University's goal of integrating international and intercultural perspectives and content into teaching, learning, research, and service.
- Using the cover letter Word document, include the following information: title of project and name(s) of the director(s) as well as other information as appropriate; a list of any other DU or outside funding applications for the same project and the status of such requests; the total amount of funding requested from the Office of Internationalization, and the time period for which funding is requested.
- Research assistance by graduate students should be funded at the current rates according to the OSP website.
- Proposals for research required to develop new courses internationalizing the curriculum will be considered only if the research is essential for the project.
- "Other" and "Miscellaneous" expenses should constitute no more than 10 percent of the total budget for the proposal.
- Proposals building deeper relationships with our strongest study abroad programs are encouraged (see Internationalization Faculty Grant website for a complete list).
- Viable proposals building deeper relationships with our potential strategic partners Lund University (Sweden) and the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) will be given priority.
A summary report on the project is due within three months after use of the funds and must be e-mailed to email@example.com. Printed versions of the report will not be accepted. All reports should include the following components:
- An accounting of how internationalization grant funds were expended.
- A description of activities undertaken and how each of these activities advanced the project goals.
- A discussion of the ways in which the project contributed to faculty professional development, curriculum innovations, research collaboration or internationalization efforts at the University of Denver.
- Reports should include a phase-by-phase or year-by-year update of steps taken and goals both achieved and unmet as part of the grant.
Sharing Results of Internationalization Grants
You may be asked to present the results of your internationalization grant at a symposium, meeting, or summit.
List of Targeted Institutions for Internationalization Grants (the first two institutions listed are priority institutions for potential strategic partnerships):
- Lund University (Sweden)
- University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
- Akita International University (Japan)
- Bangor University (Wales, UK)
- Catholic University of Portugal Lisbon (Portugal)
- Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes ("Sciences Po Rennes", France)
- Lancaster University (England, UK)
- Mahidol University (Thailand)
- National University of Ireland Maynooth (Ireland)
- Queen's University (Northern Ireland, UK)
- Stockholm University (Sweden)
- University of Bologna (Italy)
- University of Ghana (Ghana)
- University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
- University of León (Spain)
- University of Lille (France)
- University of London Queen Mary (England, UK)
- University of Montréal (Canada)
- University of Newcastle (Australia)
- University of Otago (New Zealand)
- University of Tasmania (Australia)
- University of Tübingen (Germany)
- University of York (England, UK)
- Waseda University (Japan)
- Yonsei University (South Korea)