Internationalization Grant Program

The Internationalization Grant program awards up to $5,000 for projects that advance the university’s internationalization agenda.

The Internationalization Grant program awards up to $5,000 for projects which advance the University’s internationalization goals and expand global engagement in the colleges and divisions. For 2023-24, we are pleased to offer support in three grant tracks aligned with Oregon State University’s new strategic plan, “Prosperity Widely Shared.” The grants are funded by the INTO OSU Joint Venture Internationalization Fund and cannot be used to make direct payments to employees or students. 

For all tracks, we hope to see matched funding from the applicant's home unit equal to the amount requested in the Internationalization Grant proposal, when possible. Other forms of departmental support may be noted in addition to or in lieu of matched funds. In all cases, the letter of support from unit leadership should address how the project aligns with strategic objectives; scalability, sustainability, and impact of the proposed work; and explanation of financial or other forms of internal support provided to the applicant. 

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.

Track 1

Big Discoveries that Drive Big Solutions

International Research and Innovation


Open to academic faculty.

This track is intended to stimulate transdisciplinary research projects aligned with OSU’s strategic focus areas in collaboration with overseas institutions, governments, and industry partners to advance OSU’s strategic goals and build global reputation.

Track 2

Every Student Graduates

Global and Intercultural Learning 


Open to academic and professional faculty, INTO OSU employees, and Recognized/Departmental Student Organizations.

This track solicits proposals which create global learning opportunities and enable students to develop intercultural competence through curriculum, pedagogy, and experiential learning, to prepare OSU graduates to successfully navigate a highly globalized world. (Please consult with OSU GO before submitting if you are proposing any activity that involves the development of international education experiences [study programs, internships or research] for students.)

Track 3

Fuel a Thriving World

Career and Workforce Development


Open to academic and professional faculty and INTO OSU employees.

This track provides opportunities to deepen professional development opportunities for international and domestic students, in collaboration with overseas alumni, corporate organizations, non-profits and government partnerships. Initiatives with the capacity for translating research to applications that contribute solutions to the world’s greatest challenges are encouraged.


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.

Project details maybe featured on the Global Engagement website.  

Application Timeline

Application opens: Friday, December 1st

Application closes: Friday, February 16th at 5pm

Application Process

Applications must include the following:  

  1. Completed Application Form, which includes:
    • Description of project and how it will help achieve the chosen track's strategic goals and outcomes.
    • Timeline
    • Amount requested and total project budget. Provide explanation/justification for each cost included in requested budget. Please indicate all other forms of financial or other support. 
  2. Letter of support from unit leadership citing how the project aligns with strategic objectives; scalability, sustainability, and impact of the proposed work; and explanation of financial or other forms of internal support provided for the project.

Proposals are screened by committee and approved by the Global Engagement leadership team.  

Submit an Application

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