The last cycle of Office of Internationalization faculty grants covered May 2012 - April 2013. Awards were made to successful applicants for this cycle on Friday, April 20, 2012 and each applicant was notified immediately of the result of his/her application.
The Office of Internationalization is now announcing a new cycle of internationalization grants with a deadline of January 11, 2013 for grants that will be available for use from May 1, 2013 till the end of calendar year 2013.
We indicated earlier this year that grant money would be held back for the 2012-13 year until the DU Renew Process had completed its work. It would then be put towards an augmented fund that would serve proposals related to the priorities emerging from that process. At this time, the University process is not complete, and the full DU Renew Committee will not be meeting to begin the decision process till November of this year. Therefore we are going forward with distribution of $100,000 in the Office of Internationalization so that successful faculty can plan for support from May 2013 till the end of the 2013 calendar year. If any additional funds are received by the Office of Internationalization through the DU Renew process later this year, there will be a further call for RFPs in 2012-2013. For now, however, assume that the $100,000 available will be distributed according to the following process.
Proposals that fall within the following two categories will be considered. Please indicate which grant you are applying for.
1. Faculty/Curriculum Development
Description: Grants in this category will target projects that will enhance the international experience and knowledge of faculty 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: An example of curriculum development for faculty/staff development would be to provide 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. Money will not be provided simply to support attendance at an international conference. 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: $1000 - $4000
2. Interdisciplinary and Joint Projects
Description: Grants in this category will support faculty/staff and departments at the University of Denver working cooperatively on a project that leads to internationalization of the curriculum or the campus. Special support programs for international students will be considered along with scholarly, research, or curriculum-based projects. Partnerships should be either intradepartmental or cross-departmental. They could also be deployed to strengthen or create relationships and exchanges with colleagues/universities overseas. The project should include two or more faculty and should target specific outcomes.
Example of a successful project: An example in this category would include funding to develop classes exploring an internationally oriented subject co-taught by two or more faculty across different departments or institutions.
Range: $4000 - $8000
The deadline to submit proposals to department chairs is December 12, 2012. Chairs should submit the proposals to their Deans by January 1, 2013. Deans are requested to review and rank their units' proposals and send these directly to Christina Hunter, Internationalization Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, January 11, 2013. Awards will be decided by an interdisciplinary faculty/staff committee composed of members from the International Council and the Internationalization Incubator. You will be notified of the status of your proposal by Friday, March 1, 2013.
Please visit the link below to download the cover sheet and sample budget outline. Deans, please use the link below to download your evaluation worksheet.
- Cover sheet with title of project and name(s) of the director(s).
- Three-page summary of project outlining goals, objectives, timelines and proposed outcomes.
- 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.
- Detailed budget statement on a single sheet.
- All proposals must have a letter of support from the department chair and be reviewed by the appropriate dean.
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.
- Grants will be awarded within the ranges specified above according to the type of proposal.
- Research assistance by graduate students should be funded at the current rates according to the OSP website.
- Proposals for internationalizing the curriculum will be considered for ESSENTIAL research required to develop new courses.
- "Other" and "Miscellaneous" expenses should constitute no more than 10 percent of the total budget for the proposal.
A summary report on the project is due within three months after use of the funds. 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 an annual fall or winter quarter symposium.
This report should be sent by e-mail to Eric Gould, the Vice Provost of Internationalization (email@example.com).
If you have questions, please contact Eric Gould at 303-871-4906 or firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail is preferred.