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Faculty and Staff Opportunities

A myriad of opportunities exist for faculty, staff, professionals, and administrators in all disciplines to receive funding to expand their curricula, careers, and the campus in an international way. Examples include hosting an international artist or scholar on campus, working as a faculty member or administrator for a summer abroad with Semester at Sea, collaborating with international universities Transient Course Formand organizations on research projects, receiving grant funds for projects that promote diversity on campus and in the community, participating in a Fulbright exchange, attending a seminar to learn more about another country's culture and educational system, and many more. Choose from pre-existing programs or fund your own research. The Sklenar Center also has grant-writing information available on our resource shelves for your use.

Here are some examples of faculty and staff opportunities abroad that are available.

Internationalizing the Campus/Curriculum

Curriculum Development

  • The Global Partners France Regional Alliance offers mini-grants for development of teaching materials and resources related to France and the Francophone world. Grants will range from $1500 to $2000 and will be awarded for the development of resources, teaching materials, learning objects and curricular enhancements that can be shared with other Global Partners campuses . Proposals from any discipline are welcome. Projects that involve students and/or that can be used across two disciplines are particularly encouraged. Projects should be completed during 2005 and be available to other institutions thereafter. Visit the Sklenar Center or for further information.

  • NAFSA Cooperative Grants Program (COOP): NAFSA's Cooperative Grants Program provides seed funding for creative programs involving U.S. and international students and scholars, community members, faculty, and campus staff.

Campus Diversity Opportunities

  • The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) Environmental Program invites faculty from all ACS institutions to submit proposals for Curriculum Development Grants made possible by funding from ACS institutions and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These grants will provide a means for faculty to devote time and resources to create courses and refine existing courses in order to incorporate environmental themes into the curriculum. The grants will emphasize support for innovative interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration in course development. Priority will be given to topics in the Humanities and in fields that are not traditionally considered “environmental.” For more information, please visit

    • Curriculum Development, Community Partnership, Collaborative Research and Training: these grants, operating on a rolling deadline, may be used for travel to international destinations to establish contacts, for collaborative activities, course materials, or stipends for assistants.
    • Community Partnership, Environmental Justice and Service Learning : Grants up to $3,000 each have been set aside to encourage course development proposals that involve some form of partnering with the greater community. Partnerships may be local, regional, national, or international.
    • Collaborative Research Grants and Technology Training : Grants for up to $1500 support innovative interdisciplinary and/or inter-institutional collaboration in environmental research. Technology training grants support training that will enhance pre-existing or new environmental courses. Priority is given to courses that involve collaboration among ACS institutions, promote interface with FOTIM (a consortium of 11 South African colleges and universities), and utilize/benefit from advanced technologies.
    • Student Teaching Assistantships : Stipends may be provided for junior and senior students to assist faculty in a number of ways, such as leading discussion groups, motivating student participation, assisting with grading, etc. Student assistants can help faculty in courses at home and abroad; they can also facilitate service learning projects with community partners. To learn more, contact Elizabeth MacNabb at