Global Initiative Grants
In support of Butler University's
Strategic Plan initiatives for comprehensive campus
internationalization, funding is allocated by the Provost's
Office, in conjunction with the support, enthusiasm, and
expertise of the Center for Global Education, for the following
faculty and curricular development programs.
Grant applications for next
academic year are due February 2, 2015.
Foreign Language Enhancement Grants
For intensive programs, Foreign Language
Enhancement grants of $3,000 to $4,000 are intended to support
faculty who wish to participate in an intensive language
acquisition or language enhancement program germane to their
teaching or scholarship. The language program, normally undertaken
during the summer months, must be at least three weeks in duration
and carry formal academic credit of at least three credits.
Programs undertaken abroad are strongly preferred, but intensive
domestic programs will also be considered for funding. Grant
funds can be used for program tuition, textbooks and related
instructional materials, living expenses and domestic or
international travel. These awards may not be used for
For one-on-one tutoring, grants of up to $1,200 may be
issued for people with already established proficiency and
specific language needs. These grants are intended to be used to
pay tutoring fees and associated FICA contributions only.
Click here for the
Foreign Language Enhancement Grant application.
Area Studies Enhancement Grants
Area Studies Enhancement Grants of $3,000 to $4,000 are intended
to support faculty participation in a formal faculty development
program to enhance their knowledge and expertise in a region of the
world germane to their teaching or scholarship. Programs of at
least two weeks duration, undertaken abroad, are strongly
preferred. See, for example, the International Faculty Development
Seminars offered each year by CIEE (http://www.ciee.org/IFDS/),
and the programs offered by the Augsburg College's Center for
Global Education (http://www.augsburg.edu/global/upcoming-programs/).
These examples are only illustrative; a very large number of other
faculty development programs also would be appropriate for
funding. Grant funds can be used for program fees or tuition,
instructional materials, living expenses, and international travel.
They may not be used for stipends.
for the Area Studies Enhancement Grant application.
On-Campus Course Internationalization Grants
This program supports the incorporation of substantial
international or global content in newly developed courses or in
significantly revised existing courses in any academic discipline.
The maximum award is $1,200. A summer stipend of up to $1,000 can
be a part of the award. The award can be used to purchase
audio-visual materials, publications, and other materials to assist
in course preparation. The applicant must teach the course
supported by the grant during the following academic year and
expect to offer it periodically thereafter. (Note:
Because other funds are available for the purpose, courses for
Global and Historical Studies courses will not be supported by
these Course Internationalization Grants.)
Click here for
the On-Campus Course Internationalization Grant application.
Scouting Grants for Faculty-led Study Programs Abroad
Faculty members who are planning to lead a new short-term study
program abroad may apply for up to $4,000 to support a scouting
trip to the study program's intended destination in order to
consolidate plans for accommodations, ground transport, site
visits, participation by guest lecturers, and the like.
Planning for such a program must be relatively advanced at the time
of application. Successful applicants will be expected to
offer the new program in the academic year or summer following the
Potential applicants should consult at an early stage with their
department chair (if applicable) and with their college dean to
insure that their proposed study program is consistent with the
department's and the college's mission and priorities for
international engagement. When the dean's support has been
obtained, the applicant should consult with Dr. Monte Broaded,
Director of the Center for Global Education, regarding the
University's policies and guidelines for faculty-led programs
Click here for
the Scouting Grant for Faculty-led Study Programs Abroad Grant
Eligibility for Butler's Global Initiative internal grants
is limited to faculty who are in a tenure-track or tenured
position, or who hold a full-time continuing appointment, at the
time of the grant award.
If you have questions about these grants, please contact Dr.
Monte Broaded in the Center for Global Education (940-8312; firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition to the application cover sheet and budget form,
applicants should submit a narrative statement (of no more than two
pages) describing the nature of the project to be undertaken and
explaining how it will contribute to her or his professional
development or to the internationalization of the
The grant year runs from June 1 through May 31. The deadline for
receipt of 2015-16 applications is Monday, February 2, 2015 by 5
p.m. Applications should be submitted electronically to Judy
Malarney at email@example.com. A
faculty committee will read proposals and applicants will be
notified of awards by February 28, 2015.
General Policies for Submission of Global
- Because funding for the Global Initiative grants is
limited, it is likely that between one and three awards will be
made in each of the four categories each year.
- Grant Extensions - If an awardee is not able to undertake the
program of activity proposed during the grant period, s/he will
need to reapply in the following annual cycle. Summer awards
will not be carried forward.
- Awardees must submit a brief activity report, detailing what
has been accomplished as well as future plans, to the Center for
Global Education. The final report is due within 60 days following
the close of the grant period.
- In the event that two proposals are of equal quality,
the Global Initiative Grants Committee will give priority
to proposals by tenure-track (but untenured) faculty members over
proposals by tenured faculty members, and faculty who have not
received an International Curricular Innovation Grant in the
previous three years. Previous awardees who have not submitted a
final report will be ineligible for further funding until the final
grant report is submitted.
- In any fiscal year, a faculty member may receive funding in
only one of the four Global Initiative categories.
- Application submission is electronic-full details about the
application process is available on the application form for each
of the grants.