Dear Faculty Colleagues:
The International Curricular Initiatives Committee is pleased to invite you to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for internationally-oriented research and/or curriculum development for use between May 2017 and April 2018. The purpose of this new program is to support faculty work that engages with the College’s International Action Plan; to foster collegial dialogue to explore and further the Plan’s intent; and to broaden and regularize these opportunities.
Three grants are available through the College's International Initiatives budget, one for faculty (teaching undergraduate or graduate students) in each of the 3 divisions: humanities, sciences, social sciences. These funds may be used for projects, collaborations, conversations, assemblies, and hosting visitors/collaborators/co-teachers; for student engagement in travel, research collaboration, and/or research assistance; and for projects concerned with local or domestic issues that have an international or global connection, such as immigration issues or the experiences of refugees. Projects that include students as collaborators and participants are encouraged. (Students doing independent work may seek support from International Initiatives, as well, and a process for this is also underway.)
If interested, please submit a brief proposal (approx. 750 words), including project description, timeline, connection to the College’s International Action Plan, and budget by March 30, 2017. Grantees are asked to submit a brief report and give an informal faculty talk following use of the grant.
A subcommittee of the International Curriculum Initiatives (ICI) Committee will review applications while the Faculty Grants and Wards Committee will determine awards by early April. International Initiatives hopes to fund a mix of proposals that come at the meaning of international/global in a range of ways. As this is the first year of the program, the ICI Committee will also seek feedback to improve future iterations.
Please address questions and submissions to Alice Lesnick, Faculty Convener for International Programs (email@example.com).
International Curricular Initiatives Committee Members:
Xuemei May Cheng