Call for Proposals
Faculty Development Grants for Internationalization
The International Academic Affairs Committee of the Internationalization Council is pleased to announce the availability of faculty development funds to be used to advance the University's internationalization goals. Proposals in two broad categories will be considered - internationalizing the curriculum and facilitating study abroad.
Curriculum grants should result in the development of new courses, infusion of international content into existing courses or revision of an existing international course. Examples of activities appropriate for funding include travel (mini-sabbaticals) for research to enhance teaching, purchase of teaching materials, support for development of grant proposals, support for bringing visiting scholars or other experts to campus for public presentations, lectures or faculty development.
Study abroad grants should result in faculty-led study abroad/travel courses to new locations. Examples of activities appropriate for funding include fact-finding trips to potential course sites, mentor/mentee stipends for inexperienced faculty to accompany experienced faculty on a course before leading one of their own, trip supplements as seed money to help start up travel courses.
Faculty members with creative ideas within these two broad areas of internationalization should not feel limited by the above examples in developing their proposals. In general, proposals for curriculum grants should be limited to $1,500 and for study abroad grants to $3,000.
Grants will be in the form of professional development funds to be paid as expenses are incurred. Expenditures must follow the State of Kansas and Pittsburg State University purchasing guidelines. Funds are held in a combined account with the Office of Continuing and Graduate Studies. All expenditures are processed through that Office for approval and for accounting purposes.
Full-time faculty members who are tenured, tenure earning or who are on continuing temporary appointments are eligible for these awards.
Note: A faculty member will not be awarded more than two Faculty Development Grants for Internationalization within any five-year period.
DECEMBER 3, 2010 for funds to be expended by the end of the 2011 spring semester or March11, 2011 for funds to be expended by the end of the 2011 summer session or fall semester
REQUIRED GRANT APPLICATION CONTENT (please use 12 pt. font and 1 inch margins):
- Detailed Description of Project (1 page maximum)
- Justification (1 page maximum)
1. Investment (the time, energy, and resources to be invested by the faculty member seeking the grant)
2. Issues and Impacts (the importance of the proposal to internationalization of the University, its relationship to the department and institution mission, and size of potential audience to be reached.
- Proposed Budget (½ page maximum)
Applicants may be required to meet with the committee to discuss details of their proposal.
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of endorsement from Department Chair
By endorsing this project the Chair certifies that the project is not primarily for research purposes, aligns with the department's mission, and if related to course development, the course will be continued (i.e., not offered one time only). The Chair's letter of endorsement will be used as part of the committee's overall evaluation of the grant application.
- Letter of support from faculty mentor (for study abroad grants)
Proposals that include mentor/mentee stipends for study broad training require a letter from the experienced faculty member indicating willingness to mentor the applicant on a study abroad trip. Guidelines outlining expectations of the mentor can be found at http://www.pittstate.edu/iss/sap/info4faculty.html
Grant recipients will be required to submit a short (approximately 2 page) final report to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Internationalization Council. Reports to be submitted after the completion of the grant should include indicate the concrete benefits derived from the grant, such as agreements negotiated, evidence of curricular changes, number of students and faculty affected by the accomplishments facilitated by the grant.
Reports are due one month after the completion date stated in the proposal.
Additionally, you must commit to present or discuss content from your grant funded activity as part of an Internationalization Council sponsored faculty development activity following completion of your funded activity.
SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS VIA E-MAIL TO: