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K-State Today

January 14, 2015



The Office of International Programs accepting International Incentive Grant Proposals until Feb. 13

By Mary K. Pyle

Don't miss out! The Office of International Programs is accepting international grant proposals to fund activities that are likely to have a significant impact on elevating international education at Kansas State University.

The total award amount for this round of grant proposals is $35,000 — an increase of $10,000 from past years.
The deadline for application submission is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13.

"Kansas State University welcomed its largest international enrollment ever this past fall with 2,247 international students from more than 100 countries and we are excited that the Office of International Programs has increased the amount of funding dollars available to service our ever increasing global outreach," said Marcellus Caldas, director of international research and faculty collaboration in the Office of International Programs. "This grant can be used by faculty to develop international collaborations for research, teaching and study abroad opportunities."

The majority of individual grants will fall into the range of $1,000 to $3,000. Group applications should be submitted by one individual whom the group has identified to serve as the lead for the grant application. This person will be responsible for determining the allocation of funding awarded for the program. Group grants are typically limited to a maximum of $4,000.

Funding cannot be approved for attendance at conferences not involving presentations or organizational responsibilities by the grant applicant or technology equipment.

Opportunities for proposals should fall into one or more of the following broad categories:
A. International Faculty Collaborations and Partnership Building Incentive Grant.

  • International research/teaching, including organizing international workshops and conferences, and planning visits to initiate collaborative research/teaching and/or institutional partnerships.
  • Incorporation of global perspectives/components into curriculum or campus program(s), including bringing international visitors/lectures to K-State.

B. International Global Learning Opportunities Grant.

  • Development of global learning opportunities, including study abroad courses and/or internship programs with companies or partner universities overseas.

C. Experimental Short Term Co-Teaching International Incentive Grant.

  • Short-term — two to three weeks — co-teaching experiences with partner institutions in which a segment of a syllabus will be shared through technological means by both institutions.
  • This grant award will be approximately $2,000.

Read more about the International Incentive Grant program, including submission criteria and information about previous awards or contact Caldas at 785-532-1244 orcaldasma@k-state.edu.