Education Abroad Program Development Grant

How to apply

To apply for the grant, you must include the following documents in your proposal:

  1. Narrative statement that clearly addresses the selection criteria
  2. Budget that outlines sources of funding
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Letter of endorsement from a department chair or other appropriate office

Selection criteria

When choosing which proposals to recommend for funding, we will consider the following criteria:

  • Academic Quality (Including the degree to which the intended destination and anticipated on-site activities align with and enhance the course/curriculum)
  • Overall Feasibility (Does the program concept make sense financially, administratively, with an eye toward student health and safety?)
  • Student Appeal (What are prospects for recruiting enough students to make the program viable?  Would it appeal to a wide range of students?)
  • Potential Contribution to the Portfolio of IU Education Abroad Programs (Is the program concept unique and innovative? Does it differ from what is already on offer and fill a gap academically, geographically, and/or financially?*) 

*Portfolio gaps exist outside of Western Europe; in underrepresented disciplines such as physical and mathematical sciences, health sciences, environmental sciences, informatics, etc.; and in experiential/community-based programs such as internships and service-learning.  Program affordability is always a primary concern. 

NOTE: A report about the program development travel will be required upon completion of the trip.

Ready to apply?

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

  1. Narrative statement
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Endorsement letter from your unit head
  4. Additional letters of support or other documents related to your proposal (optional)

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