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Faculty & Staff Internationalization Grants

2018 Faculty & Staff Internationalization Grants Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: February 15th, 2018

Faculty & Staff Internationalization Grants are available for curricular and co-curricular programs supporting The University of Tulsa’s internationalization goals. These could include:

Visiting Scholars

Partial support for research colleagues and/or faculty from partner universities whose presence on campus will facilitate curriculum development, expose faculty and students to comparative research methods, or enhance faculty and/or student cultural understanding.

See our Internationalization Partnerships.

Curricular and Co-Curricular Development (may be multi-year)

For 2018, proposals that bridge two of our most important resources—TU’s domestic and international students in meaningful ways will be the priority for this year’s proposals. This priority can be met in many ways such as projects that:

    • Engage domestic and international students in meaningful way(s),
    • create community-engaged learning,
    • build multicultural teams to enhance cultural understanding,
    • integrate TU’s local/global community in the learning process, or
    • develop workshops or seminars on how to engage international students in the classroom.

Interdisciplinary Development (may be multi-year)

Interdisciplinary or cross-departmental efforts that may involve a TU University partner university abroad are a priority. Grants at this level should be proposed by a minimum of two people in two separate departments working together. Interdisciplinary efforts may include faculty-led programs abroad (particularly to a partner university), curricular development that utilizes technology to bridge TU students to the world, or an interdisciplinary approach to addressing one of the following world perspectives through design thinking or idea innovation.

See TU’s World Perspectives.

Strategic Partnerships

To increase faculty and staff engagement with our international partners, faculty or staff can apply to participate in an international development seminar. Five to six faculty and/or staff each year would apply to go for 8-12 days to one of our partner institutions to learn more about the history, politics, culture, and economic development of the area and to meet their counterparts at the partner institution. There would be an expectation of a tangible project after participation. This could be a research collaboration, a faculty-led study abroad program, a plan to promote the partnership to students and colleagues, or a co-curricular program.

Location Dates
Year 1 China


June 2018

July 2018

Year 2 Ghana


June 2019

July 2019

Year 3 Ireland


June 2020

July 2020

A specific call for participation in the faculty/staff seminars will be distributed in January 2018.

Application Process

Submit the application by the February 15th deadline. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the International Leadership Council (ILC) and awardees will be notified by mid-March.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty members (including instructors) and staff. Adjunct faculty or part-time staff are not eligible. Recipients must wait three years to re-apply if they have been awarded a Faculty Internationalization Grant in the past.  Current members of the ILC are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria: The selection committee expects that applicants will speak directly to the criteria of grant category for which they submit a proposal.

Final Reporting & Distribution of Funds: Awardees must meet the ILC’s requirement that recipients “share learnings or findings with university community.” In the year following receipt of the award, recipients will work with the Vice Provost of Global Education to fulfill their reporting requirement, including, but not limited to a presentation at an International Leadership Council meeting.