Institute for Global Engagement

Global Learning Development Grants

IGE offers two grants of $2000 each on an annual basis to faculty who are engaged in leading Global Learning programs.*

Faculty may apply for this annual grant for the following purposes:

  1. To fund a site visit for a new Global Learning program in another country. Faculty may use the funds to pay for their own travel expenses or share the funds with a second GL program leader. The funds must be used to visit a confirmed destination and to plan the logistics for a proposed GL program. The proposed site visit cannot take place during a GL program. The site visit can take place before a new GL course has been approved by ACC.
  2. To fund a site visit for an on-going GL program in another country. Faculty may use the funds to pay for their own travel expenses or share the funds with a second GL program leader. The funds must be used to develop new content and contacts at that site or assess program sustainability at that site.

Applications

Deadline: Applications are due by 4 p.m. on 13 January, 2020 for site visits planned for anytime during the following 18 months.

Please address the following criteria in your application:

  • Proposed Global Learning course and potential student audience
  • Travel grant objectives
  • Travel grant itinerary
  • Proposed budget for how the $2000 will be spent

EAAC will review the applications and make a recommendation to the Education Abroad Director, who will inform the successful applicant of the award. Upon completion of a travel grant, participants will be required to provide a post-trip report / presentation describing the outcome of the trip and how it relates to future Global Learning course plans.

Contact:

Ryan Larsen, Ph.D
360-650-7970
Ryan.Larson@wwu.edu

Grantees

If you are awarded the Global Learning Development Grant, IGE will transfer the funds through the Journal Voucher process to the recipient’s home department. The grantee’s Administrative Services Manager should initiate the grantee’s Travel Authorization form and process their Travel Requisition form at the conclusion of travel. We encourage the traveler to become familiar with university and state travel policies and procedures before making travel arrangements (See WWU Travel Services)


Please note that the Education Abroad office has an international health insurance policy available to faculty and staff traverlers at a low cost.