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K-State Today

August 26, 2015



Last call for Office of International Programs International Incentive Grants submissions

By Mary K. Pyle

You still have time! The Office of International Programs is accepting international incentive grant proposals for fall 2015. The award application deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The purpose of the international incentive grants is to promote internationalization of Kansas State University. The total award amount for this fall round of grant proposals is $35,000 — an increase of $10,000 from past years.

"This is a great benefit for faculty to gain additional funding for unique study and research learning opportunities that will benefit their students, departments and collaborations," said Marcellus Caldas, assistant provost for international  faculty  collaborations and  educational  programs.

Detailed information about the incentive grant submission criteria and previous award winners is on the Office of International Programs website.

The majority of individual grants given fall between $1,000 to $3,000. Joint proposals may have a higher limit.
Some of the proposal categories:
• International faculty collaborations and partnership building incentive grant
• International global learning opportunities grant
• Experimental short-term co-teaching international incentive grant
Funding will not be approved for:
• Attendance at conferences not involving presentations or organizational responsibilities by the grant applicant
• Technology equipment
• Proposals for countries that are listed on the Department of State Travel Warning list

If you have additional questions, contact Caldas at 785-532-1244 or caldasma@k-state.edu.

Previous award winners have the following to say about the success of their opportunities:

"The faculty incentive grant that supported our study made our conference presentation at the 2014 Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians annual meeting and publication in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine possible. This will not only benefit veterinarians and the target species, but it will further demonstrate our expertise in designing and conducting advanced research studies on wildlife and zoological species. Also, collaboration with researchers from other countries contributes to local veterinarians, exchange of knowledge and generates more projects for future work. I would like to thank the Office of International Programs for this opportunity." — David Eshar, assistant professor of exotic and zoological medicine service in the College of Veterinary Medicine

"Thanks to the international incentive grant, I traveled to Miami to attend the First International Meeting on Foreign Language Learning In Tandem: Past, Present, And Future at the University of Miami. After seven years of collaboration, coordinating a Teletandem, or Skype language partners, exchange for our students, I finally met my colleague, Adelia Peña Clavel of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. We co-presented at the conference, Autonomy and Community: Two Perspectives on the UNAM-KSU Skype Partnership, which was well received, and we are thinking about collaborating on another paper in the future. Thank you again for this opportunity." — Laura Kanost, associate professor of Spanish in the modern languages department and editor for Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature