International travel grant information

Deadline:

For Fall 2011 is November 1, 2011

For Spring 2012 is March 1, 2012

 

Please submit one copy of your proposal to:

El-Houcin Chaqra
International Programs & Services
Rhoads Hall Mezzanine
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

 

GENERAL

ELIGIBILITY

DEADLINE

PROPOSAL FORMAT

ALLOWABLE COSTS

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

FINAL REPORT

AWARDS

WHAT TO SUBMIT

PROJECT NARRATIVE

OTHER DOCUMENT OR APPENDICES

FORMS

GENERAL

International Travel Grants provide funds up to $2,000 to enable tenured and tenure-track faculty to engage in projects that strengthen links between Indiana State University and international partners, promote recruitment of international students, expand opportunities for study abroad, encourage international visiting scholars to come to ISU, and strengthen international teaching/librarianship, curriculum development, research, or service. Awardees are expected to benefit ISU’s goals in international education. Proposals are reviewed by a panel of faculty appointed by the Provost and  International Programs & Services.

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ELIGIBILITY

Tenured and tenure-track teaching and non-teaching faculty are eligible to apply. Starting the Spring 2008 round of ITG applications, special purpose and full-time temporary faculty who have served at ISU in those capacities for the previous two consecutive years are also eligible to apply. Beginning with the Academic Year 2008-2009, eligible applicants are eligible to receive a maximum of two consecutive years of International Travel Grant funding. Applicants seeking a second consecutive year of funding should specify whether it is for a continuation of a previous year’s project or it is for a new project, and complete the appropriate forms.

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DEADLINE

The deadline for a completed and fully signed application for Fall 2011 is November 1, 2011, and for Spring 2012 is March 1, 2012.

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PROPOSAL FORMAT

See “what to submit” section.

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ALLOWABLE COSTS:

Costs up to $2,000 for airfare, lodging, meals, transportation, and visa fees are allowable. The need for each item requested should be clearly justified. All reimbursements must be in accordance with ISU travel policies.

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CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

Application will be based on soundness and significance of the proposed project, how well grant criteria are addressed, and to what extent the expected outcomes of the project will benefit ISU's goals in international education. Priority will be given to projects extending beyond conference participation. Consideration will be given to adequacy of resources to implement the project and adherence to allowable costs.

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FINAL REPORT

A final report on how travel met the grant criteria is due in the IPS office within three months of completion of the travel.

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AWARDS

Awards are made by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs based on the recommendation of the Review Committee and IPS, and subject to availability of funds.Awards will be announced by November for Fall 2011 competition and March for Spring 2012 competition.

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WHAT TO SUBMIT:

In order to facilitate and expedite the review of proposals, the ITG Review Committee requires that proposals be submitted in the following format. Please note that only one copy of the completed proposal need be submitted.

·         Application Form

·         Abstract

·         A concise description of the project, 200 words or less double-spaced

·         Proposed Budget

·         Budget Justification

·         Proposal Justification

This brief narrative describes why your project is necessary and why it should be funded. Use the appropriate form if you are applying for a new grant or a normal "continuation grant"

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Project Narrative

The project narrative is the core of your proposal. Members of the ITG Review Committee make decisions based on their interpretation of your project as described in your proposal. It is to your advantage to provide background information in enough detail to convey why you are proposing the project, a description of what you propose to do and how you propose to do it, the goals of the project, and how grant criteria are addressed. Be as clear and complete as possible. In preparing your narrative, you should keep in mind the criteria by which the proposal will be evaluated.

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OTHER DOCUMENT OR APPENDICES:

Attach letter of invitation from international host, letters of support, and evidence of support for the project.

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FORMS :

·  Budget Form for International Travel Grant (2011-2012)

·  Travel Grant Form (2011-2012)

·  International Memento/Flag Request Form (PDF Fillable)

·  International Travel Grant Information Form (2011-2012)

·  New Grants Proposal Justification Form

·  Continuation Grants Proposal Justification Form

·  List of ISU Partners