International Short Term Visitor Grant

warning-icon-white-sml.png Virtual activities only

This program normally supports travel to bring distinguished visitors to IU campuses for events. For academic year 2020-21, it will be used to support modest honoraria for international guest speakers who participate in virtual events for the benefit of IU faculty and students. Honorarium payments will typically not exceed $500 per speaker, with consideration given to larger amounts in exceptional cases. Please use the regular application form for this purpose, but adjust your budget accordingly.

About the program

The International Short-Term Visitors Grant provides support for travel expenses to bring distinguished visitors to Indiana University campuses for events such as conferences, workshops, lectures, or performances that explore international topics, presumably in the arts, social sciences, and humanities.

Applicants must have support from the department, school, or campus sponsoring the event. Preference will be given to applications with external funding.


Indiana University schools, departments, institutes, and centers can apply for funds. A tenured or tenure-track faculty member must serve as a principal organizer and primary contact.

Available funding

OVPIA will contribute to transportation costs for invited participants, up to a maximum of $4,500 per event ($1,500 maximum per individual visitor; applicants may seek support for up to three international visitors for one conference or workshop).

You must apply for funding at least eight weeks before the event date.

How to apply

To apply, you must supply the following application documents:

  1. Cover sheet
  2. Narrative statement that addresses the selection criteria
  3. Curriculum vitae or bios of visitors
  4. Letter of support from a department chair or other appropriate office

Selection criteria

When evaluating your application, the following criteria will be used:

  • Significance of the event for your school or department
  • Stature of the visitors
  • Support provided by the sponsoring unit and any external agencies
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