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.
**Due to COVID-19:
Any grant with a travel component is postponed.
The 2021-2022 grant cycle has been cancelled
On-Campus Course Internationalization Grants
This program supports the incorporation of substantial international or global content in newly developed courses or in significantly revised existing courses in any academic discipline. The maximum award is $1,200. A summer stipend of up to $1,000 can be a part of the award. The award can be used to purchase audio-visual materials, publications, and other materials to assist in course preparation. The applicant must teach the course supported by the grant during the following academic year and expect to offer it periodically thereafter. (Note: Because other funds are available for the purpose, courses for Global and Historical Studies courses will not be supported by these course internationalization grants.)
Click "Apply Now," log-in with your Butler Credentials (Do NOT use @butler.edu) and select “Academic Year, 2020-2021”
In the application, you will complete:
- General Information
- Budget information (Faculty Stipend, Materials & supplies, etc..)
- A narrative statement (of no more than two pages or 1,000 words) that explains the need for the new course with significant international content that you will develop or the existing course you will significantly revise to incorporate new international or global material. You should also indicate the schedule of your work on the new/revised course and the likely timing for offering it.
- 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 Roberts, Associate Director (317-940-3081; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Specific grant questions, please contact Jill McKinney, Director of the Center for Global Education (317-940-8473; email@example.com).
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 3, 2020
The deadline for receipt of 2020–2021 applications is February 3, 2020 by 11:00 PM. The grant year runs from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. A faculty committee will read proposals and applicants will be notified of awards by March 2, 2020.
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 four 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 four global initiative categories.