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  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Restrictions: Butler applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Global Initiative Grant 

In support of Butler University's strategic plan initiatives for comprehensive campus internationalization, funding is allocated by the Provost's Office, in conjunction with  the support, enthusiasm, and expertise of the Center for Global Education, for the following faculty and curricular development programs.

Area Studies Enhancement

Area studies enhancement grants up to $3,500 are intended to support faculty participation in a formal faculty development program to enhance their knowledge and expertise in a region of the world germane to their teaching or scholarship. Programs of at least two weeks duration, undertaken abroad, are strongly preferred. See, for example, the international faculty development seminars offered each year by providers listed below. This is only illustrative of a very large number of other faculty development programs also would be appropriate for funding.  Grant funds can be used for program fees or tuition, instructional materials, living expenses, and international travel. They may not be used for stipends.

An additional $1,000 could be available to applicants who arrange to visit an exchange partner near the location of the faculty development program. Upon return, the applicant must occasionally meet with students who are interested studying abroad at this exchange partner.

Example international faculty development opportunities:

To Apply:

Click "Apply Now," log-in with your Butler Credentials (Do NOT use and select “Academic Year, 2023-2024”
In the application, you will complete:
  • General Information
  • Budget information (Travel, accommodations, per diem, tuition or program fee and any other costs)
  • A narrative statement (of no more than two pages or 1,000 words) describing how the program will enhance your knowledge and expertise in a region of the world germane to your teaching or scholarship. If you want to apply for the additional $1,000 visit to an exchange partner, describe how a visit will increase student participation and strengthen the exchange relationship.
  • An acknowledgement that you have shared this information with your Department Chair/Dean.
*You can "Save" your application and continue with that section at a later time. Once you "Submit" a section, you will not be allowed back into it.


Technical difficulties with the application, please contact Dena Mulligan, Associate Director (317-940-3081;
Specific grant questions, please contact Jill McKinney, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs | Director of Global Engagement (317-940-8473;


Eligibility for Butler's global initiative internal grants is limited to faculty who are in a tenure-track or tenured position, or who hold a full-time continuing appointment, at the time of the grant award.

Deadline: February 24, 2023

The deadline for receipt of 2023–2024 applications is February 24, 2023 by 11:00 PM. The grant year runs from June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024. Applicants will be notified of awards by March 17, 2023.


General Policies for Submission 

  • Because funding for the global initiative grants is limited, it is likely that between one and three awards will be made in each of the categories each year.
  • Grant extensions—If an awardee is not able to undertake the program of activity proposed during the grant period, s/he will need to reapply in the following annual cycle. Summer awards will not be carried forward.
  • Awardees must submit a brief activity report, detailing what has been accomplished as well as future plans, to the Center for Global Education. The final report is due within 60 days following the close of the grant period. 
  • In the event that two proposals are of equal quality, the global initiative grants committee will give priority to proposals by tenure-track (but untenured) faculty members over proposals by tenured faculty members, and faculty who have not received an international curricular innovation grant in the previous three years. Previous awardees who have not submitted a final report will be ineligible for further funding until the final grant report is submitted.
  • In any fiscal year, a faculty member may receive funding in only one of the global initiative categories.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2023-2024 02/24/2023
03/17/2023 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.