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Internationalization Grants

**IMPORTANT: The application process for Faculty Global Engagement Grants has shifted. The applicant should now include a letter of support from their chair as part of the application submission. Please see below for additional information.**

Internationalization Grants for 2021-22

International Partnership & Development Grants

These grants are designed to serve as a catalyst for innovative international or global initiatives that ultimately provide a significant benefit to a large section of the DU community. Underpinned by an expedited turn-around time and rolling deadlines, these grants are designed to have a prompt review process to leverage time-sensitive opportunities.

1. Faculty and Staff – Campus Global Development

These grants provide resources to assist in integrating intercultural or global learning in campus life, through programming, co-curricular initiatives, or professional development. They may also fund projects or initiatives related to global or international diversity, equity, and inclusion specifically, such as integrating or supporting international students or bringing global experiences to DU faculty, students, and staff who are part of underserved populations.  

Grant Amount: Up to $2,500 per participant*

2. Faculty and Staff - Partnership Development through Exchange

These grants are meant to forge or strengthen relations between DU and partner international institutions. Examples of activities in this category include short-term faculty and staff exchange to foster curricular, co-curricular, or institutional development. Applicants must develop a specific project with description, timelines, and outcomes and in collaboration with one of DU’s partners. 

Grant Amount: Up to $2,500 per participant*

3. Faculty – Degree/Pathway Development

These grants are intended to support the initial or ongoing development of dual degree or degree pathway projects. These are generally undertaken in cooperation and coordination with the Office of Internationalization. 

Grant Amount: Up to $2,500 per participant*

Additional details: 

  • Review Committee: Office of Internationalization
  • Deadlines: Rolling 
  • Limits: None
  • Eligibility: All faculty and staff. Adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply and must co-submit applications with at least a permanent faculty member or staff member. 

Priority Funding: Projects in any of these categories which incorporate DU’s strategic partners or programs with articulated global learning elements (or new revenue generating) receive priority in funding. 

*Proposals with Strategic Partners may exceed $2,500 dependent on review by the Office of Internationalization.

Faculty Global Engagement Grants

These grants are intended to assist in faculty professional development with an international component. Areas of support include international research conference presentations, workshops, symposia, delivering invited keynote lectures, research, scholarship, or creative work collaboration or similar opportunities. Grants cover economy class airfare for international travel. Applicants must demonstrate the connection between the proposed international activity and DU’s efforts to advance global learning.

Grant amount: $500 to $2,500 

Additional details: 

  • Review Committee: INTZ Council seated committee 
  • Deadlines: 2 annual cycles 
  • Limits: 1 award per year
  • Eligibility: All permanent faculty (tenure track and teaching & professional faculty)

Priority Funding: Proposals that involve DU’s strategic partners (such as joint conference presentations) receive priority in funding. Funding will not be awarded for conference attendance.

Global initiatives GRANTS

These larger block grants can provide significant funding toward collaborative initiatives and projects that develop aspects of global engagement at DU. Examples include highly impactful international joint research, scholarship, or creative work efforts leading to publication(s) (or other high-impact results), establishing ongoing research centers or collaborations, designing, and implementing innovative joint curricular or co-curricular programs. Collaborations can be with internal or external partners depending on the purpose and outcomes.

Grant amount: Up to $15,000

Additional details: 

  • Review Committee: INTZ Council seated committee 
  • Deadlines: 2 annual cycles 
  • Limits: 1 award per year
  • Collaboration: Requires collaboration between several DU units 
  • Eligibility: All faculty and staff. Adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply and must co-submit applications with at least one tenure-track or teaching & professional faculty member or permanent staff member.

Priority Funding: Proposals that involve DU’s strategic partners AND multiple DU departments/units/divisions (rather than only individuals) receive priority in funding. 

Summary of DU Partnerships

These grants are a key element of strengthening comprehensive strategic partnerships with select universities around the world and building Internationalization at Home on the DU campus. 

DU’s strategic partners are:

  • Lund University (Sweden)
  • University of Western Australia (Australia)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)

DU’s priority partners are:

  • Catholic University of Portugal (Portugal, all campuses)
  • Tohoku University (Japan)
  • University of Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom)
  • University of Lille (France)
  • Special status: Bangor University (Wales, United Kingdom)

Proposal Application & Deadlines

The Internationalization Grants are intended to provide support for significant international endeavors and/or as seed money for projects and pilots that should become self-sustaining.  They are not intended as a source of ongoing multi-year financial support. Proposals that fall within the above-listed categories will be considered; please indicate which grant you are applying for on your application.  ONLY ONE CATEGORY SHOULD BE SELECTED.

To apply, compile the required documents (see below) into a single PDF document that is named with the applicant's first initial and last name (i.e., "U Raychaudhuri" if "Uttiyo Raychaudhuri" is the applicant). We ask that the proposal's documents be organized as presented under the requirements (e.g., the first page being the cover sheet followed by the narrative, then by the budget; etc.). Once compiled, please email to intz-grants@du.edu with the subject heading "Last name - Proposal Title". 

Internationalization Grant Proposal Requirements

  1. Complete INTZ Grants coversheet
  2. A short narrative outlining goals, objectives, and proposed outcomes for funding (see priority considerations)​
  3. A one-page budget sheet (template here)​
  4. Letter of endorsement from the appropriate department chair​ (if the chair/director is the applicant, the requirement is waived)
  5. Letter of endorsement from appropriate dean's ranking (required for International Partnership & Development grants only; other grant categories will be ranked by dean/college post-submission: dean's ranking sheet)​
  6. Letters of endorsement from co-collaborators, if applicable (i.e., international partners, partner DU departments)

Deadlines & Notification Timelines

International Partnership & Development Grants
Deadline: rolling 
Notification: 2 to 3 weeks after submission

Faculty International Engagement Grants & Global Initiative Grants
Cycle 1 funds to be used from November 23, 2021 through June 15, 2022
Cycle 2 funds to be used from March 23, 2022 through June 15, 2023

Deadlines:

    • Cycle 1: Nov 1, 2021
    • Cycle 2: March 9, 2022 [Extended Deadline]

Notification: 

    • Cycle 1: Nov 19, 2021
    • Cycle 2: March 21, 2022

Post-Grant Report

A summary report on the project is due within three months after use of the funds and should be emailed to intz-grants@du.edu. Not sending in a final report will prevent consideration for future grants until the report has been received. Note as well that printed versions of the final report will not be accepted. All reports should include the following components:

  1. An accounting of how Internationalization Grant funds were used.
  2. A description of activities undertaken and how they advanced the project goals.
  3. 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, including an overview of any next steps that need to be taken (because certain goals were not met or because there are new developments in the project, for example). You are encouraged to present the results of your internationalization grant at a symposium, meeting, or the Internationalization Summit.