Grants

IDEAS New Program Development Site Visit Grant

IDEAS Site Visit Grants, offered by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE), are available to UM-Flint faculty and administrators in support of developing a new education abroad program.

The grants provide partial funding for one traveler for a maximum of 10 days. CGE provides funding for 50% of the estimated travel cost, up to a maximum of $2,000 per site visit. The remaining travel expenses must be covered by the academic unit(s) that are expressing support of the proposed site visit.

IDEAS Site Visit Grant applications are accepted year-round until all grants have been awarded (5 per year).

IDEAS Site Visit Grants can be combined with RISE Up Site Visit Grants for the Advancement of International Scholarship, Research, and Teaching. Applications that include objectives for diversifying education abroad (IDEAS) and advancing international scholarship, research, and/or teaching (RISE Up) at UM-Flint are preferred. Combined grant award packages are available up to a maximum of $5,000 per site visit and need not be matched by funding from the academic unit(s).

Must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • STEM-related learning outcomes (including Health Sciences),
  • Programs designed for underrepresented groups in study abroad, and/or
  • The destination is a less-commonly traveled location for study abroad

Requirements:

  • An education abroad program must be developed and promoted to run by the end of August 2024
  • Accepted grantees must participate in the Global Faculty Fellowship Program
  • Outcomes must be linked to UM-Flint strategic internationalization plans

Application material and process:
To apply, applicants must submit the following three items:

  • Narrative: 2-3 pages detailing the need for, objectives of, and expected outcomes of the site visit.
  • Budget: Proposed budget for the site visit
  • Letter of Support: Letter from the sponsoring academic unit(s) that expressly confirms its commitment to support the proposed site visit by covering at least 50% of associated travel expenses. This commitment must be expressed in actual dollar amounts. If the proposal includes IDEAS objectives and RISE Up objectives, the academic unit(s) need not commitment financial support but must commit the development of linkages to promote and advance education abroad diversification and international scholarship, research, and/or teaching within the department and/or college/school.

To be considered, the application must be received at least one month prior to intended travel and include all three items to be considered. Every effort will be made to determine to fund in no more than a week. Application materials should be emailed to the Associate Director for Global Engagement, Sarah Pattison, spattis@umich.edu, or sent via campus mail to:

Sarah Pattison, Associate Director
Center for Global Engagement
219 University Center


RISE Up Site Visit Grant

RISE Up Site Visit Grants, offered by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE), are available to UM-Flint faculty and administrators in support of:

  • Developing and/or conducting an international research project
  • Enhancing international scholarship
  • Conducting international teaching

The grants provide partial funding for one traveler for a maximum of 10 days. CGE provides funding for 50% of the estimated travel cost, up to a maximum of $2,000 per site visit. The remaining travel expenses must be covered by the academic unit(s) that are expressing support of the proposed site visit.

RISE Up Site Visit Grant applications are accepted year-round until all grants have been awarded (5 per year).

RISE Up Site Visit Grants can be combined with IDEAS grants for diversifying education abroad programs. Applications that include objectives to diversify education abroad (IDEAS) and advancing international scholarship, research, and/or teaching (RISE Up) at UM-Flint are preferred. Combined grant award packages are available up to a maximum of $5,000 per site visit and need not be matched by funding from the academic unit(s).

Requirements:

  • International research, scholarship, and/or teaching must be conducted by August 2024
  • Accepted grantees must participate in the Global Faculty Fellowship Program
  • Outcomes must be linked to UM-Flint strategic internationalization plans

Application material and process:
To apply, applicants must submit the following three items:

  • Narrative: 2-3 pages detailing the need for, objectives of, and expected outcomes of the site visit
  • Budget: Proposed budget for the site visit
  • Letter of Support: Letter from the sponsoring academic unit(s) that expressly confirms its commitment to support the proposed site visit by covering at least 50% of associated travel expenses. This commitment must be expressed in actual dollar amounts. If the proposal includes IDEAS objectives and RISE Up objectives, the academic unit(s) need not commitment financial support but must commit the development of linkages to promote and advance education abroad diversification and international scholarship, research, and/or teaching within the department and/or college/school.

To be considered, the application must be received at least one month prior to intended travel and include all three items to be considered. Every effort will be made to keep the turn-around time to no more than a week.

Application materials should be emailed to the Associate Director for Global Engagement, Sarah Pattison, spattis@umich.edu, or sent via campus mail to:

Sarah Pattison, Associate Director
Center for Global Engagement
219 University Center