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.
Faculty and Staff On-Campus Global Development
This grant supports the incorporation of substantial intercultural or global learning in campus life through new or revised student programming, co-curricular initiatives or internationally-themed courses. Projects or initiatives related to global or international diversity, equity, and inclusion specifically, such as integrating or supporting international students or bringing global experiences to underrepresented populations, will be prioritized. The maximum award is $1,000. The award can be used to purchase audio-visual materials, publications, and other materials to assist in course or programming preparation. The applicant must teach the course or offer the high impact program supported by the grant during the following academic year and are expected to offer it periodically thereafter.
Click "Apply Now," log-in with your Butler Credentials (Do NOT use @butler.edu) and select “Academic Year, 2023-2024”
In the application, you will complete:
- General Information
- Budget information (audio-visual materials, publications, and other materials)
- A narrative statement (of no more than two pages or 1,000 words) that explains how you will incorporate substantial intercultural or global learning in campus life through new or revised student programming, co-curricular initiatives or internationally-themed courses.
Projects or initiatives related to global or international diversity, equity, and inclusion specifically, such as integrating or supporting international students or bringing global experiences to underrepresented populations, will be prioritized.
- 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; email@example.com
Specific grant questions, please contact Jill McKinney, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs | Director of Global Engagement (317-940-8473; firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- Full-time staff are eligible to apply for the grant, as well.
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.