Internationalization Grants

The Office of Internationalization offers internationalization grants to deepen faculty and staff engagement, strengthen strategic partnerships and create campus initiatives. Submit questions to intz-grants@du.edu.

The 2023-24 Spring cycle opens February 5, 2024 and the proposal is due to department chairs/directors March 4, 2024. Grants are for use April 15, 2024 through June 15, 2025.

*Please note that the grant application process made some changes in the last cycle with a move to an online form to streamline the communication process. 

  • Spring 2024 Grant Cycle Details

    Welcome to the updated grant application process. We have moved to an electronic format for each step to improve efficiency for applicants and INTZ staff tracking proposals. There are now online forms through the Microsoft Forms platform that will capture support from chairs / directors and signature approval from Deans. Forms can only be accessed by University of Denver accounts. If users are not signed into Microsoft 365 the form will prompt them to sign in using their du.edu login information. A traditional letter of support from chairs is not required. Forms used for past grant cycles will no longer be accepted. Chairs will now provide feedback using the Chair Evaluation electronic form. (See step 3 of application steps below).

    Applications missing any of the supporting forms will not be considered. If department chairs or directors apply, they should have the appropriate dean complete the evaluation forms for their proposal. 

    While divisions and schools may set different internal deadlines, applicants should submit their proposals to their chairs or directors by Monday, March 4, 2024. Chairs or directors should complete the evaluation form and forward the saved applications with their review to the appropriate dean by Monday, March 11, 2024. Deans must complete the Dean Approval form by end of day Monday, March 18, 2024.

    Applicants who have received past Internationalization Grants must have completed all requirements to be considered for this round of funding. Those requirements include use of all previously awarded funds and a final report submitted to the Office of Internationalization. Also, past recipients of Internationalization Grants will not be eligible for new awards until the award cycle of their previous grant ends. 

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

  • Fall 2024 Grant Cycle - Projected Dates

    The 2024-25 Fall cycle is projected to open September 9, 2024 and the proposal is due to department chairs/directors October 7, 2024. Grants are for use November 15, 2024 through June 15, 2025.

  • NEW - Guidance For Travel Outside of Fixed Deadline Grant Cycles

    For travel that is anticipated between the spring and fall grant cycles, faculty are encouraged to apply for the Spring Grant Cycle with award consideration contingent on acceptance for proposed projects. These are the dates in the fall prior to the award notices sent in mid-November for the Fall Grant Cycle.

    Example:
    A conference is scheduled for October 2024. A conference presentation proposal has been or will be submitted, but acceptance will not be announced until the summer. In this scenario, faculty should submit a Spring 2024 Grant application with as much detail as possible. These proposals will be reviewed by the INTZ Grants committee and awarded during the spring cycle. Once an acceptance decision is made, grant recipients would send confirmation to intz-grants@du.edu. If the proposal is not accepted, the funds will be pulled back by the Office of Internationalization as funds can only be used for the project awarded.

    We recognize that some opportunities that would align with Internationalization Grants do not time up with the scheduled grant cycles. This update is the best way to consider projects scheduled in between award cycles. Due to the committee review process, fixed deadline grants will only be reviewed and awarded during the designated grant cycles. This includes the Faculty International Engagement and Global Initiatives Grant categories. Submit additional questions to intz-grants@du.edu.

How to Apply

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    Complete the Online Grant Application Form

    Complete the online Grant Application form before the deadline for submission to department chairs. Forms can only be accessed by University of Denver accounts. If users are not signed into Microsoft 365 the form will prompt them to sign in using their du.edu login information. A preview of the online application is available at the last link in this section.

    Spring 2024 Internationalization Grant Proposal (Fixed Deadline - Live 2/5/24)
     

    International Partnership and Development Grant - Proposal Application (Rolling Deadline)
     

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    Saving and Forwarding Applications for Approval

    When the form is complete there is a prompt with next step instructions to follow. This starts with saving a pdf copy of the application.

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    Documented Support From Chairs/Directors

    Send the pdf copy of your completed application along with the link to the Chair Evaluation Form to your department chair. If you are the department chair or director this would need to be submitted to your dean.  You can include the description with the link.

     

    The following link is the Internationalization Grant Chair Evaluation Form. This form needs to be completed by the date listed on the form for proposals to receive full consideration.

    Faculty Internationalization Grant - Chair Evaluation

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    Chair/Director Form

    The chair/director will complete the online evaluation form by the communicated deadline. Once completed the chair/director will share the application information with their dean and forward the link to the Dean Approval Form listed in Step 5.

     

    The Office of Internationalization will send a reminder to the applicant three business days prior to the deadline if either form has not been received.

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    Dean Approval

    The dean will complete the online form by the communicated deadline.

    INTZ Grants - Dean Approval Form

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    Post Grant Summary Report

    An online summary report form on the project is due within three months after use of the funds. Not completing a final report form 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.

    Summary Report - Faculty Internationalization Grant

Electronic Application Forms

Forms can only be accessed by University of Denver accounts. If users are not signed into Microsoft 365 the form will prompt them to sign in using their du.edu login information. 

Applicants who have received past Internationalization Grants must have completed all requirements to be considered for this round of funding. Those requirements include use of all previously awarded funds and a final report submitted to the Office of Internationalization. 

Grant Categories

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. 

For example, how might you leverage the outcomes or results of this activity to add global or comparative perspectives or content to the courses you teach or to the development of your curriculum? How might this activity infuse global or international elements or components on the pedagogy, operations, functions or processes on DU's campus? Alternatively, how does the proposed activity expand the international scope of DU's partnerships or collaborations? Or how might it contribute to DU's international reputation? 

Grant amount: $500 to $2,500  

Additional details:  

  • Review Committee: INTZ Council Committee  

  • Deadlines: 2 annual cycles  

  • Limits: 1 award per year as past recipients of Internationalization Grants will not be eligible for new awards until the award cycle of their previous grant ends. 

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

  • Internationalization Grant awards prioritize funding the costs of air travel for specified projects in a proposal.

  • All travel using grant funds must be booked through Concur.

  • Internationalization Grants do not fund any compensation including faculty renumeration, consulting fees, or course buy-outs.

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 as past recipients of Internationalization Grants will not be eligible for new awards until the award cycle of their previous grant ends. 

  • Collaboration: Requires collaboration between several DU units  

  • Internationalization Grants do not fund any compensation including faculty renumeration, consulting fees, or course buy-outs.

  • 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.

Grant amount: See amounts in the drop-down boxes in the right column by clicking the plus sign.

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.  

Please Note: although there is a rolling deadline, applications for this category must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the proposed usage of the grant funding. 

  • Campus Global Development

    These grants provide resources to assist in integrating intercultural or global learning in campus life, through programming, curriculum development (such as COIL or internationalizing courses/programs) co-curricular initiatives, or professional development bringing global experiences to DU faculty, students, and staff. We encourage projects or initiatives related to global or international diversity, equity, and inclusion specifically, integrating or supporting international students or, and staff who are part of underserved population.

    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.

International Partnership and Development Grant - Proposal Application (Rolling Deadline)

External Partners

Global Key Partnerships

Aim: further advance robust engagement (student mobility, faculty engagement, research collaborations, and staff/faculty exchanges) across disciplines/universities.

Criteria for key partnerships:

  • Current MoU – proven historical collaborations
  • Strategic university-wide engagement & future prospects/interest for collaborations

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.

Summary Report - Internationalization Grant