The Office of Faculty Affairs is pleased to announce an Internationalization Grant pilot program, which will award up to $5,000 for projects that advance the university’s internationalization agenda.

The Office of Faculty Affairs works to advance the University’s internationalization goals and support efforts to expand global engagement in the colleges and divisions. As such, OFA is pleased to announce an Internationalization Grant pilot program, which will award up to $5,000 for projects that advance the university’s internationalization agenda.

Project topics may focus on the following but other proposals are welcomed:  

  • Integrating global learning into the curriculum and co-curriculum 
  • Fostering a vibrant and inclusive campus culture for domestic and international students, staff, and faculty 
  • Preparing graduates to work effectively in a diverse society and as global citizens 
  • International student, faculty, and staff retention 
  • Fostering strategic international partnerships or participation in global consortia which amplify OSU’s global profile and impact 

This is a pilot program beginning now and lasting through AY2022-23. We will assess the program's effectiveness and return on investment in Spring 2023. If the program is approved to continue, it will become a matching program with home units.  

The grants are funded by the INTO OSU Joint Venture Internationalization Fund.

For questions, please contact [email protected]

Eligibility

All OSU professional and academic faculty and INTO OSU employees are eligible to apply. Student employees are not eligible. 

The program may be paused once the annual maximum is met.  

Obligations

Funding must be utilized within 12 months of receipt and cannot be carried over.  

Successful recipients are expected to provide a brief summary (up to 4 pages) of project outcomes and any proposed next steps within one month of completion.  

We also ask that recipients thank or give credit to the Fund when the opportunity presents itself.

Recipient bios and project summaries will be featured on the OFA website.  

Timeline

 

Application Process

Applications for spring/summer 2022 will be accepted on a rolling basis. Starting from Fall 2022, applications will be due by Friday of Week 3 and will be reviewed and awarded once per quarter.

Applications must include the following:  

  • Description of project, including title, project leads, outcomes/goals, how they will be accomplished, timeline, and assessment plan (high-level) 
  • How this proposal advances the university's or your unit's internationalization goals. Where possible, please cite OSU SP4, the Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy, or your unit's strategic plan. 
  • Detailed budget showing requested amount and costs with justification. Note that a maximum of $5,000 may be requested from OFA but supplemental funding can be requested (with advance approval) from the home unit. 
  • Letter of support from unit leadership citing strategic implications of the proposed work. If supplemental funding is being requested from unit, include approval for that amount in the letter. 

Proposals are screened by committee with recommendations to the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs for final approval.  

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