In the last 5 years, the OIP has worked diligently to create opportunities to promote the internationalization of Kansas State University, and many opportunities were developed through our incentive grants. However, budget reductions have limited our office’s ability to offer the incentive grants. In this context, we suspended the call for incentive grants for the Spring of 2017. We expect this to be a temporary measure and we hope to return offering incentive grants in the Fall of 2017.
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, 2014 Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians annual meeting, and publication, 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 OIP 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 in February 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, 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