Internationalization Grants

The Office of Internationalization offers internationalization Grants to deepen faculty and staff engagement, strengthen strategic partnerships and create campus initiatives. Submit proposal and budget sheet or questions to

The 2022-23 Spring cycle will be open February 6, 2023 and due to department chairs/directors March 6, 2023. Grants will be for use April 17, 2023 through June 15, 2024. 

  • Fall 2022 Grant cycle details

    Grant applications must be accompanied by documents of support from chairs / directors and signature approval from Deans. These documents include the signed cover sheet and the chairs evaluation. A traditional letter of support from chairs is not required. Chairs will now provide feedback using the (see application steps below).

    Applications missing either or both supporting documentations will not be considered. If department chairs or directors apply, they should have the appropriate dean complete the evaluation documentation for their proposal. 

    While differing divisions and schools may set different internal deadlines, applicants should submit their proposals to their chairs or directors by Friday, October 21, 2022. Chairs or directors should forward the applications with their review to the appropriate dean by Friday, October 28, 2022. Deans must submit proposals to the Office of Internationalization by end of day Friday, November 4, 2022, to

    Please see below for step-by-step application instructions.

Faculty International Engagement (fixed deadlines)

These grants are intended to assist in faculty professional development with an international component. Areas of support include international research conference presentations, workshops, symposia, delivering invited keynote lectures, research collaboration or similar opportunities. Grants cover economy class airfare for international travel. Applicants should demonstrate the connection between the proposed activity and advancing internationalization and/or global learning at DU.

Grant amount: $500 to $2,500  

Additional details:  

  • Review Committee: INTZ Council Committee  

  • Deadlines: 2 annual cycles  

  • Limits: 1 award per year 

  • Eligibility: All permanent faculty (tenure track and non-tenure track) 

Priority Funding: Proposals which involve DU’s strategic partners (such as joint conference presentation) receive priority in funding. Funding will not be awarded for conference attendance. 

Global Initiatives Grants (fixed deadlines)

These larger block grants can provide funding toward collaborative initiatives and projects that develop significant aspects of global engagement at DU. Examples include (1) designing, and implementing innovative curricular or co-curricular programs with global learning or internationalized components; (2) highly impactful international joint research, scholarship, or creative work efforts leading to publication(s) (or other high-impact results); (3) establishing ongoing research centers or collaborations or (4) other significant projects which advance internationalization.

Collaborations can be with internal or external partners depending on the purpose and outcomes. To be successful, the grant application will need to include appropriate letters of support if applicable, and a detailed description of the activity and its connection to the internationalization of departmental and/or divisional curriculum or activities at the University of Denver as well as a detailed budget.

Grant amount: Up to $15,000 
Additional details:  

  • Review Committee: INTZ Council seated committee  

  • Deadlines: 2 annual cycles  

  • Limits: 1 award per year 

  • Collaboration: Requires collaboration between several DU units  

  • Eligibility: All faculty and staff. Adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply and must co-submit applications with at least one tenure-track/non-tenure track faculty member or permanent staff member. 

Priority Funding: Proposals which involve both DU’s strategic partners AND multiple DU departments/units/divisions receive priority in funding.

International Partnership and Development Grants (rolling deadline)

These grants are designed to serve as a catalyst for innovative international or global initiatives that ultimately provide a significant benefit to a large section of the DU community. Underpinned by an expedited turn-around time and rolling deadlines, these grants are designed to have a prompt review process to leverage time-sensitive opportunities.

Additional details:  

  • Review Committee: Office of Internationalization 

  • Deadlines: Rolling  

  • Limits: None 

  • Eligibility: All faculty and staff. Adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply and must co-submit applications with at least permanent faculty member or staff member.  

Priority Funding: Projects in any of these categories which incorporate DU’s strategic partners  or programs with articulated global learning elements (or new revenue generating) receive priority in funding.  

  • Campus Global Development

    These grants provide resources to assist in integrating intercultural or global learning in campus life, through programming, co-curricular initiatives, or professional development. They may also fund projects or initiatives related to global or international diversity, equity, and inclusion specifically, such as COIL, integrating or supporting international students or bringing global experiences to DU faculty, students, and staff who are part of underserved populations.

    Grant Amount: Up to $2,500 per participant*

  • Partnership Development through Exchange

    These grants are meant to forge or strengthen relations between DU and partner international institutions. Examples of activities in this category include short-term faculty and staff exchange to foster curricular, co-curricular, or institutional development. Applicants must develop a specific project with description, timelines, and outcomes and in collaboration with one of DU’s partners. Available for faculty and staff

    Grant Amount: Up to $2,500 per participant*

  • Degree/Pathway Development

    These grants are intended to support the initial or ongoing development of dual degree or degree pathway projects. These are generally undertaken in cooperation and coordination with the Office of Internationalization. Available for faculty and staff if the staff member is supporting the faculty member in development.

    Grant Amount: Up to $2,500 per participant*

    *Proposals with Strategic Partners may exceed $2,500 dependent on review by the Office of Internationalization.


DU's Strategic Partners

A strategic partnership builds on the traditional relationship between institutions (student exchanges, for example) to include broader-based cooperation such as faculty and staff exchanges and mobility: the intent of a strategic partnership is to include as much participation from the university as a whole in the cooperation between the institutions.

Lund University (Sweden)

University of Western Australia (Australia)

University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)

DU's Priority Partners

In addition, we are establishing priority partnerships that include: the University of Glasgow, Universidade Católica Portuguesa Lisboa, Université de Lille, Tohoku University and Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (Peru).

Catholic University of Portugal (Portugal, all campuses)

Tohoku University (Japan)

University of Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom)

University of Lille (France)

University of San Ignacio of Loyola (Peru, all campuses)

Bangor University (Wales, United Kingdom) (With prior approval from Internationalization)

Post-Grant Report

A discussion of the ways in which the project contributed to faculty professional development, curriculum innovations, research collaboration or internationalization efforts at the University of Denver, including an overview of any next steps that need to be taken (because certain goals were not met or because there are new developments in the project, for example). You are encouraged to present the results of your internationalization grant at a symposium, meeting, or the Internationalization Summit.

Internationalization Summit


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    Complete Grants Cover Sheet

    Cover Sheet

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    Write a short narrative outlining goals, objectives, and proposed outcomes for funding

    Proposals should include the connection between the proposed activity and advancing internationalization on campus

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    Complete a one-page budget sheet

    Budget Sheet 

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    Submit proposal materials to Chair / Director

    (Chairs who apply should submit materials to their Dean)

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    Chairs / Directors will complete the evaluation report and sign the cover sheet.

    (Deans should complete the evaluation report for chairs / directors who apply)

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    Deans sign the cover sheet approving proposals and then submit all materials to

Download Application Forms

Post-Grant Report

A summary report on the project is due within three months after use of the funds and should be emailed to Not sending in a final report will prevent consideration for future grants until the report has been received. Note as well that printed versions of the final report will not be accepted.