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Office of International Programs

Incentive Grants

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 Recipients

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

Associate director of School of Music, Theatre, and Dance takes Tap to Togetherness international


“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


"I greatly appreciate the interest and support that  the Office of International Programs have shown for our international collaborations in Botswana and South Africa over the past several years.  Support through programs such as the OIP International Incentive Grants, hosting visitors from the University of Botswana, and the KSU delegation that visited Botswana and South Africa in 2012 have been very helpful in strengthening our collaborative partnership with the University of Botswana.  As a result of this growing relationship, we have been able to publish multiple papers in the area of grassland/savanna science and have provided opportunities for several KSU graduate students and dozens of undergraduates to study in Botswana and South Africa.  I will be leading my third study abroad field course to southern Africa this summer.

I thought you might be interested in one of the many products of my work there, a new book on ecology and conservation in Botswana,  scheduled to be out by the end of December (see attached book cover).

Thanks again for your continued support of our grassland studies, both here at KSU and abroad."

David Hartnett
University Distinguished Professor
Division of Biology