Global Gateway Grant

warning-icon-white-sml.pngAcademic year 2020-21 funding

Faculty interested in utilizing our global gateways (when conditions permit) are encouraged to discuss plans with the relevant gateway staff. We can also help develop and support virtual events with partners in Gateway countries and regions.

Support for activities at our Global Gateways

The Global Gateway Grant provides matching support of up to $5,000 for activities – such as workshops, symposia, public talks, and artistic performances – that take place at one or more of IU's Global Gateway offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Mexico City, and New Delhi.


Permanent, full-time academic appointees at any IU campus.

Application deadline

At least eight weeks in advance of the event date.


We will match up to $5,000 in commitments from other IU units e.g. departments, schools, and campuses. Commitments from external sources (e.g. partner institutions that have faculty participating in the activity) will be considered. In such cases at least 50% of the matching funds must come internal IU sources.

Arts and humanities faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences, Bloomington may apply for CAHI Global Gateway Grants to provide some or all of the match.

Funds may be used to support travel and accommodation for IU and non-IU individuals participating in the gateway activity, and other associated costs such as catering, hospitality, printing, etc.


Funding is for events taking place at a Gateway facility. Alternative venues within the Gateway city may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Selection criteria

All proposals for funding should address the general criteria of furthering international collaborative research, creative activity, or institutional development initiatives. Preference will be given to applications that involve collaborative activities likely to be sustained and enhanced in the future. We encourage proposals that build on existing IU institutional partnerships as well as those that help create new ones.

Application guidelines

Interested faculty should first consult with the appropriate Gateway Academic Director to discuss the proposed activity and determine feasibility.

The narrative statement should be no more than two pages in length and should include the following:

  • A description of the proposed activity
  • Details of participating individuals from IU and external institutions
  • A description of the benefits of hosting the activity at the Gateway and the anticipated outcomes e.g. in terms of furthering collaborative research

The proposal budget should include a description of the amount and source(s) of matching funds. A letter of endorsement from the head of the unit providing the matching funds (e.g. your department chair, dean, etc.) is also required.

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