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WKU International Development Opportunities
The development of internationally engaged faculty and staff is central to WKU's vision of becoming "a leading American university with international reach." The Office of International Programs sponsors the following grant programs to encourage and enable faculty and staff to internationalize their teaching, research, and service. Please click on the links below to learn more about each program.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM GRANT (CDIP) Deadline: October 1 & March 1, annually
The CDIP grant supports faculty in developing expanded opportunities for credit bearing education abroad opportunities (i.e., study, research, internship, service learning, etc.) for WKU students.
STAFF INTERNATIONALIZATION GRANT (SIG) Deadline: October 1 & March 1, annually
The SIG provides support for professional staff to expand their understanding of the value of internationalization and bring back programs, ideas, etc. for implementation in order to assist in creative and sustainable internationalization at WKU.
GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS SUPPORT GRANT (GES)
Deadline: September 15 & February 15, annually
The GES grant supports programming designed to provide the WKU campus and community with unique academic opportunities to experience and engage with new and diverse cultures and perspectives.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK GRANT (IEW)
Deadline: September 13, 2013
International Education Week is a celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education takes place annually in November. The IEW grant supports programs and events that meet IEW objectives.
OPPORTUNITIES TO TEACH ABROAD
WKU faculty who teach abroad are contributing directly to our vision of becoming a leading American university with international reach. Teaching abroad provides faculty an opportunity to enhance their professional portfolio, sharpen and diversify their teaching skills, engage with students in unique, international settings, pursue international research projects pre- or post-program, etc. There are a number of options for interested faculty (see below). To discuss the various teach abroad options and/or the ways to combine teaching abroad with other international projects, contact email@example.com.
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External International Development Opportunities
Click here for a sortable version of the table below.
To find more development and/or funding opportunities, use these resources:
**Dates listed are based on previous years. Click on the OPPORTUNITY for more details**
|OPPORTUNITY||SPONSORING AGENCY/ ORGANIZATION||APPLICATION DEADLINE**||TARGET AUDIENCE|
|Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC)||Intercultural Communication Institute||Mid-July||Faculty, Staff, Students|
|Global Faculty Program||Tecnologico de Monterrey (WKU Exchange Partner)||February||Faculty|
|Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization||Indiana University||May||Faculty, Professional Staff, Administrators|
|Assessment Institute: Global Learning Track||Indiana University-IUPUI||Late October||Faculty, Administrators|
|Global Health and Innovation Conference||Unite for Sight||April||Professional Staff|
|Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC)||---||September||Faculty|
|Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Short Term Projects||U.S. Department of Education and International Foreign Language Education (IFLE)||June||Faculty, Administrators, Students|
|Faculty Seminar: Encounters, Conflicts and Transculturation: The Iberian Peninsula and Northern Africa||ISA (WKU Study Abroad Affiliate)||October||Faculty|
|Global Learning and Teaching Institute||Indiana University-IUPUI||March||Faculty, Staff, Administrators (3 tracks available)|
|Faculty Fellows Program||IAU College in Aix-en-Provence||For Spring participation: October||Faculty (on sabbatical leave)|
|Bringing the World into the Classroom: New Strategies for Internationalizing Undergraduate Curriculum||SUNY-Levin Institute||May||Faculty|
|Curriculum Development Opportunity (Contact the Office of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)||Universidad de Las Artes, Ecuador||---||Faculty|
|AIFS Program Site Visit||American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) (WKU Study Abroad Affiliate)||Multiple||Faculty, Staff|
|CAPA Seminar||CAPA International Education (WKU Study Abroad Affiliate)||Late May||Faculty, Staff|
|Global Studies Conference||CAPA International Education (WKU Study Abroad Affiliate)||Fall||Faculty, Staff|
|CEA Familiarization Trip||CEA Global Education||Multiple||Faculty, Staff, Administrators|
|IFSA- Butler Site Visit||Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University (WKU Study Abroad Affiliate)||Multiple||Faculty, Staff|
|ISA Faculty Seminar||International Studies Abroad||Multiple||Faculty|
|Sol Education Site Visit||Sol Education Abroad (WKU Study Abroad Affiliate)||Multiple||Faculty, Staff|
|DAAD-Science Tour||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||September||Faculty, Administrators|
|Germany Today Information Tour||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||March||Faculty, Administrators|
|Research Visit Grant & Arts Study Visit for Faculty||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||October||Faculty|
|Re-Invitiation Program||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||October, May||Faculty|
|Visiting Professorship||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||January, July||Faculty|
|Short-Term Lecturer||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||Multiple||Faculty|
|Conference Funding||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||October||Faculty|
|Artist in Berlin||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||January||Faculty|
|DAAD-AICGS Research Fellowship Program||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||August, February||Faculty|
|Group Study Visits||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||Multiple||Faculty, Staff, Administrators|
|Summer Seminar in German Studies||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||March||Faculty|
|Learn German in Germany||DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||January||Faculty|
|Core Fulbright Program||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||August||Faculty|
|Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP)||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||---||Faculty (Academics/ Professionals)|
|Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||Closed for 2012-2013||Faculty (Academics/ Professionals)|
|Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||August||Administrators|
|Fulbright International Education Administrators Program (IEA)||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||Multiple||Administrators, International Education Professionals|
|Fulbright German Studies Seminar||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||Closed for 2014||Faculty|
|Scholar-In-Residence Program (S-I-R)||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||October||Non-U.S. Scholars|
|Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||December||Iraqi Scholars|
|Junior Faculty Development Program for Afghanistan||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||September||Afghani Scholars|
|Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Libya (Natural Sciences)||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||March, January||Libyan Scholars|
|Occasional Lecturer Fund||Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)||Varies||Fulbright Scholars currently in U.S.|
|Marshall Sherfield Fellowship||Marshall Scholarships||November||Faculty|
|International Faculty Development Seminars (30 locations with a range of themes)||CIEE||Mid-October||Faculty|
|The Future of International and Foreign Language Studies||Coalition for International Education; College of William & Mary||TBD||Faculty, Administrators|