Curriuculum Integration Grants

Competition for 2011 is now closed check back again in Fall 2012

Program Description

The Office of International Education is pleased to announce the second year of the Curriculum Internationalization Grants program. We seek innovative proposals that seek to enhance the international content in courses taught on the UGA campus. The goal of this initiative is to seed instructional initiatives that will serve as models for the campus and will have a long-term and sustained impact on international learning and competency of UGA students. The initiative is part of OIE's effort to provide a complement to our education abroad offerings by enhancing the international content of courses taught on the UGA campus.

We are seeking creative proposals that are focused on "internationalization at home," i.e. projects that insert or enhance the international content in courses taught on the UGA campus. Examples of projects that will be considered for funding include:

  1. Using instructional technology (videoconferencing, Skype, online social networks, etc.) to add international content in existing courses.
  2. Working with a faculty member in another country to develop a "blended" course in which UGA students learn/work with their counterparts abroad using communications technology.
  3. Engaging of the international community in Athens and the local region to enrich international learning experiences in existing or new courses.
  4. Adding new material to a course to significantly enhance the international learning outcomes and global competency of students.
  5. Other new and innovative projects that have the goal of fostering an international learning environment in courses taught at UGA.

Eligibility

These grants are open to tenured, tenure-track, and clinical faculty and full time lecturers that have made a long term commitment to teaching the course/s in question.

Awards

Grants will be up to $2,500, and must be expended over the January 2012-December 2012 period. We anticipate making at least four awards.

The funds can be used to support:

  1. Purchase of materials or technology essential for the project;
  2. International or domestic travel necessary to set up the project;
  3. Summer salary supplement;
  4. Hiring graduate students or students workers to assist with project;
  5. Other justifiable expenses necessary.

Matching support from the department is not necessary, but will be viewed favorably as a signal of the importance of the project to the department/unit.

Application Process

Application for an OIE internationalization grant should include the following:

  1. A cover sheet with summary information.
  2. A project description (of maximum length 5 pages double-spaced). This must include:
    1. the purpose/goals of the project and anticipated learning outcomes;
    2. specific activities to be undertaken including timetable; and
    3. a budget with justification. We encourage as much "front loading" as possible, i.e., spending bulk of funds in Spring semester 2011.
  3. An abbreviated CV (2-pages).
  4. A letter from the unit head (department head or dean) indicating support for the project.

Completed applications can be submitted as a single scanned document to oieapp@uga.edu or as a paper copy to the address below. If submitting by e-mail, please begin the subject line with CIG APP

Kasee Laster
Director of Study Abroad
Office of International Education
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Deadline for receipt of proposals is November 18, 2011.

Review

Criteria for evaluation include fit with program goals, innovativeness of project, potential for far-reaching and sustained impact on students/curriculum, and level of commitment of the academic unit.

Announcement of awards will be made by December 5, 2011.

Reporting

Grant recipients will be asked to provide a written report at the end of the project period summarizing the immediate and projected long-term impacts of the project. Recipients will be invited to present and discuss their projects to UGA faculty groups to build a greater momentum behind campus internationalization. We also strongly encourage faculty to write up and publish their experiences in education-oriented journals to showcase UGA's efforts in internationalization.

Additional information

For questions related to the OIE internationalization grants program, please contact Dr. Kasee Laster, klaster@uga.edu, 706-542-5544. To view recipients for the prior funding cycle, click here.