Western Kentucky University

Office of International Programs

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.                                                                                                                      

RFP                               Proposal Template                                                                                                                    Sample Proposal/Final Report                      

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.

RFP                              Proposal Template                                                                                                                      Sample Proposal          

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.

RFP                              Proposal Template                     Final Report                Media Release Form                   Successful Proposal

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK GRANT (IEW)                                                                                                                                           Deadline: September 12, 2014

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.

RFP                              Proposal Template                    Final Report                 Media Release Form

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 internationalization@wku.edu.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA)

Semester at Sea

WKU in England (Harlaxton)

 

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:

WKU Center for Faculty Development                         Pivot (Office of Research)

**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 April 14 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
Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges - Denison University June 17-19, 2014 CLAC Proposals: 3/14 Participation: 5/17 Information Technology Professionals
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: From Curriculum Integration to Intercultural Competence: Facilitating Learning and Development for U.S. Students ISA (WKU Study Abroad Affiliate) --- 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
Going Global: The Conference for Leaders of International Education British Council April Administrators
Curriculum Development Opportunity (Contact the Office of International Programs at internationalization@wku.edu 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) April 1 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
 Last Modified 3/27/14