Program resumed for academic year 2021-22, but with a limited number of grants, and eligibility restricted to new course proposals related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Financial support for new overseas study programs
IU faculty members can apply for grants to develop new overseas study programs. These grants provide funding to explore the academic and logistical arrangements for prospective faculty-led IU study abroad programs.
Full-time academic appointees on any IU campus can apply for funding.
The deadlines for application are November 1 and February 1 each year.
About the funding
Awards are a maximum of $3,000 to fund international travel costs and local room and board expenses, typically for up to one week abroad.
How to apply
To apply for the grant, you must include the following documents in your proposal:
- Narrative statement that addresses the selection criteria
- Budget that outlines sources of funding
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of endorsement from a department chair or other appropriate office
When choosing which proposals to recommend for funding, we will consider the following criteria:
- Academic quality and feasibility of the program
- Instructor’s teaching role in the program
Extentof cultural activities in the program
- Ways in which the program differs from existing overseas study programs
- Administrative efficiency
- Student health and safety
Proposals must be for credit-bearing programs abroad, with a minimum of 3 credits. Preference will be given to programs located outside of Western Europe and in disciplines underrepresented by existing overseas study programs (e.g., physical or mathematical sciences, health sciences, environmental sciences, informatics, etc.). The grant may not be used for travel to programs already approved by the Overseas Study Advisory Council.
NOTE: A report about the program development visit 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:
- Narrative statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- Endorsement letter from your unit head
- Additional letters of support or other documents related to your proposal (optional)