Office of Global Affairs

Teaching & Curriculum Awards

Application deadline: Sunday, June 20, 2021

Global Innovation Fund (GIF) Teaching & Curriculum awards seed innovative proposals that approach global learning through new perspectives, methods, and activities.

  • Awards up to $2,000 are available to support the addition of a global module, project or innovation to your course
  • Open to faculty members, lecturers, and staff engaged in course development
  • Projects must be implemented during the 2021-22 academic year
  • Priority will be given for projects involving new or enhanced collaboration with an international partner.

Project examples

  • Add an element of International Virtual Exchange or Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) to your course (e.g., international marketing project with students from the National University of Singapore)
  • Student consulting or research project embedded in your course with an international company, non-profit or NGO
  • Incorporation of speaker(s) from an international organization (e.g., virtual lecture by Korean public health official on COVID response) or faculty member (e.g., expert from University of Queensland)
  • Interactive international learning activity (e.g., virtual museum tour or remote company visit)

Application process & timeline

Application Requirements:
  • Online application form submission: Apply here!
  • Attached letter or email of support from department chair
Application deadline Sunday, June 20, 2021
Awards announced Early August, 2021
Award use period August 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

  • Compensation for faculty summer grants during the month of August
  • Reimbursements for other expenses due by June 30, 2021
Reports & budget reconciliations due No later than July 15th, 2022
Unused funds returned to OGA No later than July 30th, 2022

If you have questions, contact the Office of Global Affairs at

Award funds

Awards can be used for:
  • Faculty or administrator salary
  • Academic student employees and student workers
  • Honoraria
  • Marketing expenses
  • Technology equipment or software
Funds may not be used for:
  • The purchase of alcohol
  • Dissertation research

Award reporting

At the end of the award use period, awardees are required to submit the following materials to OGA at

  • Brief narrative report – describe the project, outcomes, and next steps
  • Photos
  • Outline use and impact of funds
  • Budget report reflecting actual expenditures. (You can update the budget submitted with your application).

OGA will follow up to do additional marketing and story-telling around each project