Program Development Grant
We offer grants of $1,000, $2,000 and $2,500 to support faculty traveling abroad.
UK EA, in coordination with the Education Abroad Sub-Committee (EAC), maintains a fund to support faculty members or instructors traveling abroad for a short-term stay (less than two weeks) for the purposes of establishing a faculty-directed education abroad program. The grant is awarded twice a year, based on the timing of intended travel. For winter/spring travel, faculty can apply for a grant by October 11, 2019. For summer/fall travel, faculty can apply for a grant by Feb 15, 2019. The proposal must relate to a new program that will be offered within two years of receipt of funding. More details about the process and application requirement can be found below.
Proposal Submission Deadlines:
- February 15, 2019 (by 5:00pm EST) for travel during the summer or fall semester.
- Oct 11, 2019 (by 5:00pm EST) for travel during the spring semester or winter intersession.
How to Apply:
Complete the Program Development Grant Form with attached documentation:
- A detailed, feasible and cost efficient budget and evidence of matching funds.
- Letter from the college dean or department chair explaining how the program contributes to the international strategic goals of the college/unit and acknowledge matching funds.
Applications are due by 5:00pm EST on the established deadline. The Education Abroad Committee of the International Advisory Council will evaluate all applications and make a recommendation to the Associate Provost of Internationalization. Applicants will be notified of a decision within 4 weeks of the deadline. Questions, applications and supporting materials should be sent to the Executive Director of Education Abroad & Exchanges, Ms. Miko McFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will only be considered for new and credit-bearing programming. This includes a course that embeds an international education travel component into a fall or spring residential course or a faculty-directed program to be offered during the summer or winter intersessions. Applications for non-credit bearing opportunities are not eligible for consideration. Applications for participation in conferences, seminars, symposia, organized training, workshops, research, sabbatical-related activities are not eligible for consideration.
The application must relate to a new program that will be offered within two years of receipt funding. Previous awardees are eligible to apply again, so long as the program being proposed is a new program.
Applicants must be eligible to receive at least 25% matching funds (e.g. cash or in-kind contributions) from their college/department or external funding sources and are strongly encouraged to seek additional funding sources.
Proposals will be evaluated on:
A clear purpose for the international travel and financial need for the Program Development Grant.
Degree to which the proposed program will promote global competency and/or have positive impact on the overall internationalization of UK.
Overall viability, academic need and sustainability of the proposed education abroad program.
Inclusion of a detailed, feasible and cost efficient budget and evidence of matching funds.
Extent to which the proposed program promotes UKIC's goals for diversifying education abroad programming. This may include:
- Travel to destinations that may be considered less traditional for the academic content.
- Inclusion of students traditionally underrepresented in education abroad enrollment (i.e. racial and ethnic minorities, first generation students, males, Pell-eligible, STEM disciplines, etc.)
- Programming that involves meaningful community engagement and/or intercultural learning.
To review a copy of the EAC evaluation rubric: Program Development Grant Rubric