2013-2014 International Provost Grants
On an annual basis, the Office of the Provost provides funding for international education opportunities. The Office of the Provost again invites units across the university to submit applications for support in our 2013-14 academic year. Awards will be made in the following areas of international activities:
- Faculty-led Program Grants
- International Faculty Exchange (IFEX) Grants
- International Tuition Waivers
Continued support for Faculty-led Program and IFEX grants is made available through the generous donations that established the Herbert H. Gowen Endowments and the Maurice D. and Lois Schwartz Endowment for International Education. The Gowen endowments primarily support international educational opportunities across the globe, while the Schwartz Endowment is dedicated to international education opportunities with an emphasis on Asian languages and literature, and Near Eastern studies.
More detailed information about grant options and tuition waivers, including application instructions and deadlines, is listed below.
- Faculty-led Program Grants
- International Faculty Exchange Grants (IFEX)
- International Tuition Waivers
Faculty-led Program Grants
2013-2014 UW Faculty-led Study Abroad Program Grants
Through the Offices of Study Abroad and Global Affairs, the University of Washington annually offers approximately 100 faculty-led study abroad programs that connect students, faculty and staff to a range of host countries and cultures. These programs provide a unique opportunity for in-depth academic coursework that integrates the resources of an international program site with a student's focus of study. As a part of a long-standing tradition, the Office of the Provost is pleased to continue its support of faculty-led study abroad opportunities.
At this time, we invite faculty to apply for support for programs taking place between Early Fall 2013 and Summer 2014. We will also accept applications from new Summer 2013 programs. Grants will be awarded in amounts of up to $7,500 to support specific aspects of academic activities associated with faculty-led programs. Support may be used to cover new instructional activities or field trips related to the academic focus of the program; the cost of homestays with local families; language study; or workshops/modules with local students/faculty. To be eligible for funding, programs must include at least four weeks of study at the international program site.
Special consideration will be given to supporting:
- New programs;
- Quarter-long programs, especially those offered during Winter quarter;
- Programs that involve subjects or locations less commonly represented in study abroad.
Faculty-led program grant applications must clearly articulate:
- How the grant funds will be used to enhance the academic quality of the program.
- How the program furthers the mission of the department.
Submit the signed and completed paper and electronic application to:
UW Study Abroad
You may also address any questions about Faculty-led Programs or this application to the contact above.
Deadline: February 4, 2013
International Faculty Exchange Grants (IFEX)
The University has formal exchange agreements with more than 200 universities and institutes around the world. While the primary focus of our exchange efforts is providing UW students with international education experiences, nearly all of these agreements have the capacity to involve greater numbers of faculty members as well. Reciprocal faculty exchanges that include both teaching and research strengthen our international institutional relationships and open up greater learning opportunities for all involved.
We invite you to apply for support for your unit's faculty to participate in an international exchange during the 2013-14 academic year. These exchanges may last for an academic term, though shorter exchanges are possible. During the period of the exchange the exchanged faculty members stay on salary at their home institution and the host institution provides housing and other non-salary support. IFEX grants will be awarded in amounts of up to $7,500 and may be used for non-personnel expenses directly benefitting the exchange program, but may not include expenses that would require discretionary funds.
To be considered, IFEX grant applications must clearly articulate:
- How the grant funds will be used.
- How the exchange contributes to the mission of the Department.
- The direct benefits that the exchange brings to undergraduate/graduate education at the University of Washington.
Click here to view a current list of active university-wide partnerships.
Collaboration with foreign universities at the college, school or departmental levels are also eligible for IFEX support.
Click here to download the IFEX application for 2013-14.
If you have questions about IFEX or this application, please contact:
Office of Global Affairs
Deadline: March 11, 2013
International Tuition Waivers
The State of Washington has made 300 quarters of tuition waivers available to support international student exchanges and international students with the primary emphasis of creating international opportunities for Washington residents. Tuition waivers for international graduate students, who attend the University of Washington as part of a degree program, or as part of a specialized fellowship program like Fulbright, are managed by the Office of Fellowships and Awards in the Graduate School. For more information on these tuition waivers please visit www.grad.washington.edu/intlwaiver.shtml
Tuition waivers for international students who visit the UW as part of a formal student exchange are managed by the Office of International Programs and Exchanges. Formal exchanges of students between the UW and our international partners are those established by signed, bilateral Agreements on Student Exchange. For more information about tuition waivers for visiting international exchange students, please contact the Office of International Programs and Exchanges: email@example.com