Program Development and Activities Grants

Proposing a new study abroad program

Faculty or staff wishing to propose a new study abroad program should contact Erin French, Director of International Programs, for more information. 

Study abroad program site development

The College of Human Sciences is committed to offering a diverse portfolio of engaging, innovative, and sustainable study abroad experiences led by faculty and staff members who are experienced and knowledgeable about their program destination’s culture, activities, and local partners. CHS group study abroad programs are termed Global Engagement Seminars (GES) because they feature multiple opportunities for participants to engage with the destination abroad and because students achieve global learning outcomes in addition to academic learning outcomes. 

Faculty and staff members interested in leading a GES must complete a site visit as part of the program development process, and the CHS International Programs Committee offers the Site Visit Grant Program to assist potential GES leaders with fulfilling this requirement. The site visit requirement will be waived by the CHS International Programs Office if a faculty or staff member can demonstrate they already possess the necessary experience and knowledge to lead a GES in the chosen destination(s) or they plan to work with an organization that can fully support the proposed GES.

Each academic year, the CHS International Programs Committee will award up to four site visit grants to CHS faculty or staff members who intend to propose a new GES or who need to revisit the site of an existing GES because significant changes have occurred since the last program offering. Two grants of up to $4,000 are available for programs proposed in the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea. Two grants of up to $3,000 are available for programs in other countries, including the six countries in the other category.

Applications (.docx) for 2016-2017 are due February 10, 2017. Funding for successful proposals must be expended by June 30, 2017. Refer to the Site Visit Guidelines and Grant Program (PDF) for more information. The CHS International Programs Committee uses a rubric (PDF) to evaluate grant proposals. Contact Erin French, Director of International Programs, for assistance with developing your proposal.

Proposing international activities

The College of Human Sciences International Programs Committee calls for proposals twice each year for financial support of programs and activities that enrich the international dimension of Human Sciences. Requests are accepted from AESHM, HDFS, and FSHN departments, committees, faculty, extension field staff, students, and international Human Sciences professionals.

The number and amount of the awards varies depending on the number of requests and the amount of money available for awards each year.

Proposal deadlines are April 5 and October 5. Refer to the Guidelines for Proposal Related to International Activities (doc) document for details.

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    Ames, IA 50011-1078