International Incentive Grants

PURPOSE

The primary purpose of the International Incentive Grants is to promote the internationalization of the university.  
 

FUNDING

The International Incentive Grants are supported jointly by the Office of the Provost and the Office of International Programs. 

It is expected that grant funds will be available on a continuing basis, with the amounts listed below available for the upcoming year.
The majority of individual grants will fall into the range of $1000-3000. Individual grants are typically limited to a maximum of $3000. 

Group applications should be submitted by one individual whom the group has recognized to serve as the “lead” for the grant application.  This person will be responsible for determining the allocation of any funding awarded for the program. 

Group grants are typically limited to a maximum of $4000.

* Note:  If funds remain at the end of a semester, the College International Advisory Council (CIAC) may elect to honor outstanding requests for support submitted after the above deadlines, or provide additional support to applications already approved, or rollover the funds to the following semester.
 

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS:

February 1 by 5:00 pm

September 1 by 5:00 pm

The Office of International Programs announces the call for International Incentive Grant proposals. The total award amount for this round of grant proposals is $25,000.

The primary purpose of the International Incentive Grant program is to promote the internationalization of Kansas State University. Proposals should fall into one or more of the following broad categories:

  • Incorporation of global perspectives or components into curriculum or campus programs, including bringing international visitors or lectures to K-State
  • Development of global learning opportunities, including study abroad courses or internship programs with companies or partner universities overseas, and
  • International research or teaching, including organizing international workshops and conferences and planning visits to initiate collaborative research or teaching.

Grant applications for activities that are likely to have a significant impact on international education at Kansas State University will be favorably evaluated. The majority of individual grants will fall into the range of $1,000 to $3,000; joint proposals may have a higher upper limit.

Due to the breadth of programming that this International Incentive Grant program encompasses, we encourage all Kansas State University faculty members to consider submitting a proposal. Individual and joint grant proposals will be considered.

 For more detailed information about the International Incentive Grant program, including submission criteria and information about previous awards, please refer to the website or contact Barbara Lippman in the office of international programs at 785-532-5498 or oip@k-state.edu.

“I am recently back from my trip to Costa Rica, which was funded by my International Incentive award from last year. The trip was absolutely incredible! Now I need to get started analyzing our samples. One location of our field work was the crater of Poas volcano. I am so grateful for this opportunity!

Thank you,

Dr. Matthew F. Kirk, Assistant Professor Department of Geology

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must be employed full-time by the university, but are not required to be tenured faculty members.  Visiting faculty members and students are not eligible for this support.

Applicants who have successfully received an International Incentive Grant may  submit a subsequent grant proposal only once in any two year period
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS PRIOR TO APPLICATION:

Applicants are expected to seek funding from their departments/units prior to applying, and should describe these efforts in the International Incentive Grant proposal .

Follow instructions as indicated on the The International Incentive Grant Proposal Guideline. 

Proposals should fall into one or more of the following broad categories:

  • Incorporation of global perspectives/components into curriculum or campus program(s), including bringing international visitors/lectures to K-State
  • Development of global learning opportunities, including study abroad courses and/or internship programs with companies or partner universities overseas
  • International research/teaching, including organizing international workshops and conferences, and planning visits to initiate collaborative research/teaching
  • Grant applications for activities that are likely to have a significant impact on international education at Kansas State University will be favorably evaluated. 

Funding will not be approved in some cases, for example:

  • Attendance at conferences not involving presentations or organizational responsibility by the grant applicant will not be supported by this grant.

Following conclusion of the grant event or experience, successful applicants is required to submit a short written report describing the grant activity and analyzing its success in the eyes of the grantee.  This report should be submitted within four weeks after the conclusion of the event being funded.
 

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES:

Proposals should be submitted to oip@k-state.edu by 5:00 pm

Proposals should not exceed five (5) pages.

 

The following information must be included and clearly identified in your proposal:

1)   Title of proposed project

2)   Full name of applicant

a)    Email address of applicant

b)   Position /department at university

3)   Funding requested

4)   Anticipated result or deliverable

5)   Brief Proposal Narrative

a)    Explain in detail how support for this proposal will promote internationalization of the university

b)   Estimated timeline

c)    Anticipated result or deliverable

6)   Describe how any previous successful grants obtained by the applicant have promoted internationalization at KSU or other universities.

7)   Documentation showing approval of the proposal from the appropriate department head. This can be in the form of an email or written note from the department head.

Financials:

1)   It is expected that funding will be sought from the department/college and other sources prior to submitting this proposal.

2)   Please identify the source, the funds requested, and the amount funded. 

Budget:

1)   A complete budget, as described here, must be included with the proposal:

a)    Travel costs

b)   Accommodation costs

c)    Supplies/books/equipment costs

d)   Miscellaneous (please specify)

e)    Total Anticipated Budget

f)     Total dollar amount requested from the International Incentive Grant

If additional information is required, please contact Dr. Kristine Young at kkristin@k-state.edu or by calling 785-532-5498.

 

PROCESS:

Proposals must be submitted electronically to oip@ksu.edu, along with all supporting documentation noted in the Guidelines, by the deadlines posted above in order to be considered.

Applicants should provide documentation showing approval of the proposal from the appropriate department head. This can be in the form of an email or written note from the department head.

Late applications will not be considered. 

It is strongly recommended that applicants who have received prior International Incentive Grant funding clearly identify in subsequent applications how their previous grant activities contributed to the internationalization of the institution.

For questions about the International Incentive Grant program, please contact the Office of International Programs at 532-5498 or Dr. Kristine Young at kkristin@k-state.edu

Previous Recipients