The Office of International Programs announces the 2017 - 2018 Faculty Internationalization Grants (FIG) 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:
the development of faculty-led study abroad programs,
student exchange programs
internationalized courses and curricula,
linking with overseas classrooms through technology, and
establishing international research collaborations.
Priority will be given to faculty, departments, and programs that do not yet have established collaborations overseas. Overseas study programs should be strategic, preferably reflecting an established plan for internationalization within a college or department, and integrated into the academic program’s offerings so that students can participate without adding to their time to graduation. 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 18 to Dr. Andrew Gillespie, Assistant Provost for International Programs at email@example.com.
A proposal should include:
A description of the collaboration being proposed and where it fits into the curriculum or research portfolio of a department or college;
An outline and timeline of the activities to be undertaken under the grant;
If internationalizing scholarship, a description of the outcomes of the planned travel and impact of the travel on the faculty member’s research program;
If an academic collaboration, a projection of the number and type of students who will participate in the program;
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 Dr. Gillespie by email or by phone, 844-5009.