Taking students abroad
Interested in organizing a short-term study abroad over winter session or summer? UD’s Institute for Global Studies is your first stop. Check out their FAQs and instructions for new faculty here. Proposals take about a semester to put together and are due December 1st (a year in advance of the program). Email us if you would like to get a bit of coaching from a COE faculty member with an established study abroad program.
Another option is to take students abroad through your own research. The National Science Foundation has an excellent program to facilitate research-based experiential learning: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES).
Funding for global engagement
The Institute for Global Studies offers a competitive grant specifically for faculty: IGS-GLOBEX. The purpose of this grant is to help faculty with activities like making global connections to spark research and teaching collaborations, or to map out future study abroad programs. There is a departmental cost-share required for conference and meeting travel.
The Office of International Science and Engineering Programs oversees a range of general and thematic programs that emphasize global research collaboration, such as Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) and Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER). PEER (funded by USAID and overseen by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine) requires an application from a partner in a PEER-eligible country.
Grants.gov database (all USAID grant announcements posted here)
UD grant database resources
Grants.gov (all federal grants)
US State Department – Fulbright
UD’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations assists faculty in identifying and securing funding opportunities from the private sector and foundations. To begin the search, the UD Library maintains database access here.
Snapshot of upcoming opportunities and deadlines
NSF International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) — Application due 13 February 2018, followed by 11 September 2018
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) — Full proposal due 4 April 2018
NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) — Preliminary due 18 April 2018
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program — Application due 27 September 2018
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) — Full proposal due 22 October 2018
NSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) — Application due 27 November 2018