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Designated International Administrators

Office of International Partnerships

Update on Partnerships – March 2019

Please note that the application deadline for the Renmin University of China–Indiana University funding program has been extended one month to May 1, 2019.


  • New Research Funding in Poland
  • OVPIA Funding for Faculty to Attend Internationalization Institute
  • New Survey of U.S.–India University Partnerships
  • Visit of University of Newcastle Administrators
  • Visit of National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • New Agreements

New Funding for Research in Poland

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange has announced a new scholarship program for international researchers to visit Polish institutions for 6-24 months. This is a possible source of funding for faculty interested in expanding connections with our two Polish partner universities, Jagiellonian and Warsaw. Details are available at https://nawa.gov.pl/en/nawa/aktualnosci/849-nawa-invites-foreign-researchers-to-poland.

Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization

Each year the Center for the Study of Global Change on the IUB campus runs the Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI). ICCI helps faculty, staff, and administrators find new ways to internationalize the campus, courses, and/or curriculum. This year OVPIA will match funding from IU units to cover the cost of the registration and pre-conference workshop for up to two IU regular teaching faculty members interested in attending. This funding is on a first-come, first-served basis: https://icci.indiana.edu/.

OVPIA also covers the full registration cost of up to two individuals from any of IU’s partner universities to attend. Please contact Shawn Reynolds for more information regarding both of these funding opportunities.

India Projects

The University of Nebraska at Omaha, with support from the U.S. Department of State and in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, is launching a survey of U.S.–India higher education partnerships. Respondents to the survey will be notified of new grant opportunities under Partnership 2020, a new project meant to expand partnerships between U.S. and Indian higher education institutions.

The survey is meant for colleges and universities with existing connections with Indian partner colleges and universities. Rita Koryan of OVPIA is currently entering all existing IU partnerships that have a formal agreement into the survey database. If you have or know of an IU partnership without a written agreement, please contact Rita Koryan to have that partnership entered into the database.

University of Newcastle: Partner Visit

Faculty from IU partner University of Newcastle visited IUPUI and IUB on March 19 and 20. They were Matthew Grenby, the Dean of Research and Innovation at NU, and Jonathan Galloway, the head of International Affairs. While the primary connection is currently at IUPUI, we would be interested in learning of other IU-Newcastle connections around the university. If your school currently has faculty working with University of Newcastle, please contact Rita Koryan for the IUB campus or Ian McIntosh for the IUPUI campus.

National Autonomous University of Mexico Visit

Rector Enrique Graue of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) led a delegation to visit the IUB and IUPUI campuses on March 21 and 22. UNAM is home to IU’s Mexico Gateway office. There are existing collaborations in physics, the humanities, and social sciences. UNAM discussed a variety of new areas for collaboration. Possible new initiatives under consideration include:

  • Joint International Chair(s): Reciprocal IU-UNAM arrangement in which visiting faculty provide lectures for 2-3 weeks at the partner campus
  • UNAM Corner at IU: Small physical space to highlight UNAM online resources and access to research materials
  • Joint Fund for IU-UNAM Faculty Research Projects

If your school currently has faculty interested in working with UNAM, please contact Rita Koryan for the IUB campus or Ian McIntosh for the IUPUI campus.

Renmin University–Indiana University Joint Research Fund

To encourage and support faculty who wish to generate ongoing teaching and research partnerships, IU and Renmin University of China (RUC) have established a strategic seed fund to initiate cross-institutional collaborations. Accepted proposals will receive a maximum of $10,000 or its equivalent in Renminbi to support joint research. IU faculty along with a counterpart at RUC are encouraged to apply: https://global.iu.edu/resources/faculty/ruc-joint-funding/index.html.

New and Renewed Agreements:

  • University of Warsaw and O’Neill SPEA: This is a new agreement between the O’Neill School and University of Warsaw Geography Department to support faculty exchange and collaboration.
  • University College Dublin and IUB SPEA: This is a new agreement for a dual master’s degree in arts administration.
  • University of Trento and Maurer School of Law: New dual LL.M. degree agreement
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Indiana University: This is the renewal of the primary agreement between IU and UNAM.
  • Sorbonne University and Indiana University: This is a new primary agreement between IU and Sorbonne University. OVPIA and counterparts at the Sorbonne are currently reviewing a number of proposals for funding to increase student exchange and research collaboration. If you have faculty with active research connections with the Sorbonne, please contact Rita Koryan.
  • Sorbonne University and IUB College of Arts and Sciences: This is a new student exchange agreement to support IUB’s comprehensive engagement with the Sorbonne.
  • University San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and IUB College of Arts and Sciences: This is a new undergraduate student exchange agreement between USFQ and the College. USFQ is a relatively young university in Quito, Ecuador, with impressive research and teaching facilities in the Galapagos, the Mindo Cloud Forest, and the Tiputini Rain Forest. USFQ is interested in other connections with IU. Please contact Rita Koryan for more information.

Partnerships Contacts:

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Indiana University

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107 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
United States