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Faculty Internationalization Grants

TThe Office of International Programs announces the 2017 - 2018 Faculty Internationalization Grants competition. This program will provide seed grants to individual faculty or small faculty groups representing academic programs to increase internationalization at Auburn. These seed funds are to be used to develop new programs and collaborations that will be integrated into departmental curricula or research portfolios. Proposals from faculty are invited in the following categories:

  • internationalized courses and curricula
  • linking with overseas classrooms through technology
  • establishing international research collaborations

Priority will be given to faculty, departments, and programs that do not yet have established collaborations overseas. Faculty seeking awards for internationalizing their research/scholarship should develop travel in collaboration with their departmental colleagues, heads, and college/school academic leadership, focusing on geographic or thematic areas important to their unit. OIP may solicit input from the school/college of the proposer(s) to ensure alignment with larger unit goals and ongoing efforts.

Awards will be in the range of $5000, typically used for international travel to establish academic or research programing and program logistics. Proposals should not exceed two pages and should be submitted by December 1, 2017 to Jenn Mason, director of international initiatives, at jlm0061@auburn.edu.

A proposal should include:

  1. A description of the collaboration being proposed and where it fits into the curriculum or research portfolio of a department or college
  2. An outline and timeline of the activities to be undertaken under the grant
  3. If internationalizing scholarship, a description of the outcomes of the planned travel and impact of the travel on the faculty member’s research program
  4. If an academic collaboration, a projection of the number and type of students who will participate in the program
  5. A budget outlining project expenses. Budgets can include travel and incidental supplies. No equipment or salary will be covered without prior approval. Cost-sharing is encouraged but not mandatory.

Any questions can be directed to Jenn Mason at jlm0061@auburn.edu

October 2017 Keimyung University Faculty Travel Grant

The Office of International Programs will arrange a faculty trip to Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea, October 11-16, 2017. KMU is one of Auburn’s closest Asian partner universities. Faculty members interested in developing substantive programs with KMU, including internationalized courses and curricula; linking classrooms through technology; and establishing research collaborations, are invited to apply for a grant covering all travel expenses for this guided trip.

Proposals should be submitted by September 25 to Jenn Mason, director of international initiatives, at jlm0061@auburn.edu. The proposal, which should not exceed one page, should include:

  1. A description of the collaboration being proposed and where it fits into the curriculum or research portfolio of a department or college
  2. If internationalizing scholarship, a description of the outcomes of the planned travel and impact of the travel on the faculty member’s research program
  3. If an academic collaboration, a projection of the number and type of students who will participate in the program
December 2017 Offenburg University of Applied Sciences/Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences Faculty Travel Grant

The Office of International Programs will arrange a faculty trip to Offenburg University of Applied Sciences and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Faculty members interested in developing substantive programs with these partner institutions, including internationalized courses and curricula; linking classrooms through technology; and establishing research collaborations, are invited to apply for a grant covering all travel expenses for this guided trip. Travel will take place the week of December 11, 2017; exact dates will be set once recipients have been selected.

Proposals should be submitted by Oct. 31 to Jenn Mason, director of international initiatives, at jlm0061@auburn.edu. The proposal, which should not exceed one page, should include:

  1. A description of the collaboration being proposed and where it fits into the curriculum or research portfolio of a department or college
  2. If internationalizing scholarship, a description of the outcomes of the planned travel and impact of the travel on the faculty member’s research program
  3. If an academic collaboration, a projection of the number and type of students who will participate in the program
May 2018 Sweden and Norway Faculty Travel Grant

The Office of International Programs will arrange a faculty trip to visit potential partner universities and organizations in Sweden and Norway in early May 2018. Faculty members interested in developing substantive programs in these regions, including internationalized courses and curricula; linking classrooms through technology; and establishing research collaborations, are invited to apply for a grant covering all travel expenses for this guided trip. Travel will take place in early May 2018; exact dates will be set once recipients have been selected.

Proposals should be submitted by Jan. 31 to Jenn Mason, director of international initiatives, at jlm0061@auburn.edu. The proposal, which should not exceed one page, should include:

  1. A description of the collaboration being proposed and where it fits into the curriculum or research portfolio of a department or college
  2. If internationalizing scholarship, a description of the outcomes of the planned travel and impact of the travel on the faculty member’s research program
  3. If an academic collaboration, a projection of the number and type of students who will participate in the program
Faculty Grant Recipients
2012 Faculty Grant Recipients

The Office of International Programs awarded more than $65,000 for program development grants in 2012. Fourteen faculty projects were selected to receive a combined total of $65,800 for the development of study abroad, exchange and international collaborative teaching programs.

2012 Grant recipients include:

  • Dr. Susan Waters, Communication and Journalism—Study Abroad in London (United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Gisela Buschle-Diller, Polymer and Fiber Engineering—Student Exchange with Jiangnan University, Soochow University and Donghua University (China)
  • Dr. Andrew Sinclair, Aerospace Engineering—Graduate Student Exchange with University of Pisa (Italy)
  • Dr. Beverly Marshall, Dr. James Barth, Dr. L. Lee Colquitt, Dr. Claire Crutchley and Dr. Steve Swidler; Finance—Asian Financial Centers Study Abroad Program (China, Hong Kong and Singapore)
  • Dr. Diane Hall and Dr. Chetan Sankar, Information Systems—Master’s Research Study Abroad with Intel and Trinity University ( Ireland)
  • Dr. Paul W. Jungnickel, Pharmacy—Clerkship Opportunities for Doctor of Pharmacy Students (Taiwan)
  • Dr. Baker Ayoun and Dr. Martin O’Neill; Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management—Collaborative Agreements with Yarmouk University, Jordan Applied University, Jordan University and Al Hussein bin Talal University (Jordan)
  • Dr. Wi-Suk Kwon, Dr. Hye Jeong Kim and Dr. Sandra Forsythe; Consumer Affairs—Study Tour Exchange Program with Seoul National University (South Korea)
  • Dr. Hye Jeong Kim and Dr. Sang-Eun Byun, Consumer Affairs—Multicourse, Multicultural Collaborative Learning with Hangyang University, the Catholic University of South Korea and National Cheng Kung University (South Korea and Taiwan)
  • Dr. Constance Smith Hendricks and Dr. Gregg Newschwander, Nursing—Study Abroad in Malawi
  • Dr. Octavia Tripp, Curriculum and Teaching—Study Abroad in Malawi
  • Dr. Zdenko Krtic, Art—Collaborative teaching with Zagreb Art Academy (Croatia)
  • Dr. Karen Rogers, Dr. Richard Burt and Dr. David Hinson; Architecture, Design and Construction—Student Exchange with Universitat Politencnica de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Dr. Scott Kramer and Dr. Salman Azhar, Building Science—Student Exchange with Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)

Recipients allocated the awarded funds toward travel abroad to investigate, develop and finalize details for their proposed programs.

For additional information on faculty grants for international programs or study abroad or exchange programs, please contact the Office of International Programs at 334-844-5001.

2013 Faculty Grant Recipients

The Auburn University Office of International Programs selected 17 faculty projects to receive a combined total of $89,777 for the development of study abroad, exchange and international collaborative teaching programs.

Grant recipients include:

  • Paula Backscheider - An exchange and summer camp in University of Aberystwyth, Wales - $6,000 College of Liberal Arts - English
  • Ellen Reames and Sheri Downer - Exploration for educational Leadership programs in Korea - $8,000 College of Education - Foundations, Leadership, and Technology
  • Hyejeong Kim and Helen Koo - Korean collaborations in fashion and merchandising - $5,000 College of Human Sciences - Consumer Affairs
  • Keith Rahn - Developing pedagogic strategies with the Czech Technical University in Prague - $5,000 College of Architecture, Design and Construction - Building Science
  • Jorge Valenzuela - Establishing an engineering study abroad program in Valparaiso, Chile - $8,250 College of Engineering - Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Yifen Wang - Establishing collaborations in Korea - $3,000 College of Agriculture - Biosystems Engineering
  • Gary Lemme and James Witte - Extension training in Tunisia - $6,200 Alabama Cooperative Extension System and College of Education - Foundations, Leadership, and Technology
  • Kimberly Key - Collaborative teaching with Ulsan University in Korea - $5,000 College of Business - Accounting
  • Allison Stewart - A study tour of Australia - $5,000 College of Vetrinary Medicine - Clinical Sciences
  • Alejandro Lazarte - Linking to statistics classes in Lima, Peru - $4,256 College of Liberal Arts - Psychology
  • Kyungmi Kim - Study abroad and life’s enrichment in East Asian countries - $5,000 College of Human Sciences - Nutrition, Diet, Hospitality Management
  • Alecia Douglas - The Bahamian touristscape study abroad - $5,000 College of Human Sciences - Nutrition, Diet, Hospitality Management
  • Libba McMillan - Bringing healthcare to a lonely planet - impacting care of Bolivians by establishing collaborative academic-practice partnerships - $4,400 College of Nursing
  • Giovanna Summerfield - East meets West: Sicily, a case study at the crossroads - $3,116 College of Liberal Arts - Foreign Language and Literatures
  • Richard Weiss - Student exchange with Massey University in New Zealand - $4,995 College of Vetrinary Medicine - Pathobiology
  • Gene McEldowney - Learning from the University of Edinburgh health care administration curriculum - $5,000 College of Liberal Arts - Political Science
  • Michael Wooten and Troy Best - Field Ecology in Swaziland - $6,560 College of Science and Mathematics - Biological Sciences

Recipients will use the awarded funds to travel abroad to investigate, develop and finalize details for their proposed programs.

For additional information on faculty grants for international programs or study abroad or exchange programs, please contact the Office of International Programs at 334-844-5001.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017