Primary Partner Faculty Grant

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, engaging in creative activity, 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.

Proposals for research or creative activity should include an outline of the project and should specifically identify local resources you would employ or engage. 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 should identify a counterpart at the partner institution with whom you would like to work prior to completing the application. IU Global expects a letter of invitation from the potential host at the partner institution as well as a letter of support from your chair or equivalent unit representative. You are required to upload a copy of your CV.

Activities should fall within the 2024-2025 academic year (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025). Any proposed dates outside these parameters require approval from Seth Walker at

Application deadlines are Oct 1, Feb 1, Apr 1, & Jul 1.

Awards for travel scheduled to take place in late spring semester or summer are expressly contingent upon your continuing employment at IU the following academic year.

Ready to apply?

Before beginning the application, make sure you have the following documents available to upload in PDF format:

  • Narrative statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of endorsement/support from your chair (or other relevant unit representative)
  • Invitation letter from a colleague at the partner university
  • Other supporting document(s)

Application deadlines: Oct 1, Feb 1, Apr 1, & Jul 1