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 for 2022-23, which will award up to $5,000 for projects that advance the university’s internationalization agenda.

Priority Areas

Applications which focus on the following themes will be given priority, but other proposals are welcomed:  

  • Integrating global learning into the curriculum and co-curriculum
  • Fostering a vibrant and inclusive culture for domestic and international students, staff, and faculty
  • Preparing graduates to work effectively in a diverse society and as global citizens
  • International partnerships which bring tangible outcomes or benefit to students, programs, or the university

Applications which bring internationalization efforts to new areas of campus, which have positive impacts on a substantial number of students, faculty, or staff, and/or which have clear timelines and outcomes are likely to be rated more highly. Applications which primarily benefit a single person or which are highly exploratory are discouraged. Funds should not be used for direct payments to employees or students.

Rating Criteria

Proposals will be rated on:

  • Strategic alignment: articulation to internationalization goals and grant priorities
  • Approach: effectiveness of plan to achieve desired outcomes; scalability and sustainability of the initiative.
  • Scale of impact: number of OSU community and stakeholder beneficiaries and impact over time
  • Innovation: innovative or new internal partnerships or campus collaborations; advancing internationalization in emerging areas of campus
  • Impactful use of funds: outcomes or direct tangible impacts from funds expended; efficient/appropriate/wise use of funds


For questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate or call 541-737-6209.


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


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.  


The application cycle opens at the start of each term and closes at 5:00pm on Friday of Week 3.

  • Summer term applications due August 5th
  • Fall term applications due October 14th
  • Winter term applications due January 27th
  • Spring term applications due April 21st

Application Process

Applications must include the following:  

  1. Completed Application Form, which includes:
    • Description of project
    • How this project addresses grant priority areas or internationalization goals
    • Benefits/outcomes
    • Timeline
    • 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.
  2. 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.  

Submit an Application

More Info

The grants are funded by the INTO OSU Joint Venture Internationalization Fund. The program may be paused once the annual maximum funding has been distributed.  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.   

Spring 2023 Awardees

Ukrainian Online Secondary Education: Increasing Capacity & Mentoring during a Time of War

Lynne Hindman, Learning Experience Designer
College of Education

We Speak Your Language

Bradley Boovy, Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures
College of Liberal Arts

Ending Gender Violence: OER Textbook

Susan Shaw, Professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
College of Liberal Arts

Compassion for Biodiversity: Development of Nepal-Based Experiential Opportunities for Students 

Dee Denver, Department Head and Professor, Integrative Biology
College of Science

Global Community-Building and Valuing Culinary Heritage: Fostering global learning, connection and belonging through food and stories 

Nan Xie, Emiko Christopherson, Rachael Weber, Office of International Services; Sarah Cunningham, Instructor for Food in Culture and Social Justice Program; David Ryusaki, Global Community Kitchen Manager
Student Affairs & College of Liberal Arts

Creating A Research Hub of Excellence in Human-Wildlife Conflict Research in East Africa

Ian Munanura, Assistant Professor, Forest Ecosystems and Society
College of Forestry

YouthMappers: Building Capacity in Geospatial Technology and Methods in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Sunil Khanna, Professor and Endowed Chair in Global Health
College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Winter 2023 Awardees

Get a Damn Passport: First-Year Beavers Connect with Experiences Abroad 

LeAnn Adam, National and Global Scholarships Advising
Honors College

Co-learning, Cultural Exchange, and Collaboration in the Island Country of Palau

Brian Endress, Associate Professor and Scott Heppell, Professor; Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Enhancing Recruitment of African Graduate Students in Mathematics

Enrique Thomann, Professor, Department of Mathematics
College of Science

Enhancing OSU's Visibility in Global Water Research

Aaron Wolf, Professor of Geography

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Promoting the Integration of Urban Agriculture and Architectural Design with a Cross-Institutional Global Field School

Gail Langellotto, Professor of Horticulture, Master Gardener Statewide Coordinator

College of Agricultural Sciences

University Partnerships Initiative: Sustainable Processes for Industrial Decarbonization

Nick AuYeung, Associate Professor and Alpha Ousmane Toure, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering


Fall 2022 Awardees

Enhancing Global Partnerships and Increasing Cultural Diversity at OSU-Cascades 

Julie Elston, Professor of Business
College of Business - OSU Cascades

COLDEX (Center for Oldest Ice Exploration) international graduate student exchange

Ed Brook, Distinguished Professor and Director of COLDEX and Christo Buizert, Assistant Professor 
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

College of Forestry Chile Initiative

Michele Justice, Director of International Programs
College of Forestry

Incorporating Contemporary Translated Works of Literature and World Cinema into the Creative Writing and Applied Journalism Curriculum

Sindya Bhanoo, Assistant Professor, School of Writing, Literature and Film
College of Liberal Arts

Strengthening the OSU Brand for International Fulbright Graduate Students 

Patrick McBrien, Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions and Marigold Holmes, Director of Sponsored Student Programs
Graduate School and Office of International Services


Summer 2022 Awardees

Food, Culture, and Biodiversity in Ecuador Course Development

Dave Stone, Director of the OSU Food Innovation Center and Evie Smith, Small Farms and Master Gardeners Coordinator, Lincoln County
College of Agricultural Sciences and OSU Extension Service

International Student Career Readiness Program

Samhita Dixit, Student Care Coordinator

International Network for Antiracist Teaching in Counseling

Kok-Mun Ng, Professor of Counselor Education
College of Education

Senior Capstone Engineering Design with the EcoSmart Cookstove Factory in Uganda

Nordica MacCarty, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering

Facilitating Study Abroad in Kathmandu, Nepal 

Geoffrey Barstow, Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy & Religion
College of Liberal Arts

Genes in the Jungle: Bringing Cutting Edge Genomics to the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala

Taal Levi, Associate Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife, and PhD students Ellen Dymit and Emily Dziedzic
College of Agricultural Sciences