International Education Center Faculty Seminar GrantApplications are invited for faculty seminar grants from the UST International Education Center (IEC). The number and amount of awards will be based on the number and quality of applications received as well as on available funding. The IEC will award grants up to $1,750 with the understanding that a matching amount will be awarded by the faculty member’s respective dean (up to $3,500 total). Awards are to be used to attend an International Faculty Development Seminar sponsored by the Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE), which sponsors seminars in approximately 20 countries for the summer of 2013. Please visit www.ciee.org/ifds for specific sites, dates, and details on the seminars. Each seminar lasts one to two weeks, focuses on topics of current interest, and is sponsored in cooperation with local universities and educational institutions.
ObjectiveThe purpose of this grant is to assist faculty in gaining international experience in order to internationalize their teaching and/or research and to explore opportunities for international programming.
- All full-time UST clinical, tenured, or tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply.
- Faculty who have received this award in the preceding fiscal year may not apply during the current fiscal year.
- Proposals must be submitted by the application deadline (Friday, January 11, 2013) to be considered. The CIEE program application deadline is March 1, 2013. For CIEE seminar application, see www.ciee.org/ifds.
- Travel must be completed during the current (2013) budgetary year—concluding June 30, 2013.
A completed grant proposal consists of the following:
A proposal narrative (3 pages maximum) that addresses each of the following:
- Overview (brief statement that describes the CIEE Seminar you plan to apply for and what you intend to accomplish);
- Outcome (how the proposed program will impact your teaching and/or research and student learning);
- Experience (what previous experience, if any, you have in the location/s you plan to visit); and
- Budget (list of estimated expenses, plus any other funding you will use to support your travel).1
- A copy of your curriculum vitae.
- A letter of support from your department chair and dean (download form).
- A proposal narrative (3 pages maximum) that addresses each of the following:
- Submit your completed grant proposal documents to the International Education Center (email@example.com) by Friday, January 11, 2013. The narrative and curriculum vitae can be e-mailed directly to IEC (copying in the chair and dean); the chair’s-dean’s form should be completed initially by the applicant, then sent to the chair for comments who will then send it on to the respective dean for comments—who will forward it to IEC.
Post-Grant Reporting1. No later than one semester after completing their travel, awardees agree to submit a written report to the Director of the International Education Center outlining how the travel project is/was used to internationalize course offerings or programs at the University of St. Thomas.
For details on CIEE faculty development seminars, visit: www.ciee.org/ifds.
1Applicants may need to fund part of their travel themselves or secure other campus or off-campus funding.