Faculty Exchange Programs

Application guidelines

To apply, you should prepare a brief proposal (maximum 1,500 words, double-spaced, 12-point font) that describes your intended activities before starting the online application.

Proposed activities may include conducting research, consulting with colleagues, or offering lectures or short courses. You should indicate how your proposed activities are important to your professional development, the development of a school or departmental affiliation, or the development of the partner institution.

Research proposals should include an outline of the project and should specifically identify local resources you would employ. If you propose to offer lectures or a short course, you should provide confirmation that your topics are of interest to colleagues at the partner institution.

You are highly encouraged to identify a counterpart at the partner institution with whom you would like to work prior to completing the application. You should submit a letter of support from your chair or equivalent unit representative and may also submit a letter of invitation from the potential host at the partner institution. You are required to upload a copy of your CV.

Please note that proposed dates of participation must fall between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

Participation in an exchange program is expressly contingent upon continued employment at IU during the period of time in which travel takes place. Retired IU faculty are encouraged to explore internal grants offered by the IU research offices.

Submit your application

Selection process

Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members with diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Reviewers score each application based on the strength of the proposal. In particular, reviewers will consider the extent to which an applicant’s program participation will advance the proposed research, enhance professional development, or further collaboration with the partner institution.

You will be notified about the status of your application in early January.

Have you been nominated to participate in an exchange program?

If you are selected to participate in an exchange program, you will need to provide additional information about your intended plans for travel. Exchange participants from IU’s partner institutions must complete several forms and provide necessary documentation for their visa.

Learn more about what’s required of faculty exchange participants