Faculty and visiting scholars are at the heart of IU's international efforts
Hundreds of IU faculty members are globally engaged; more than 350 work on global and international issues at IU Bloomington alone. And each year IU welcomes more than 1,100 international scholars from all over the world.
OVPIA supports faculty research and teaching through partnerships with institutions of higher education overseas, exchange programs, grants, services to international scholars and their families, support for developing study abroad programs, and tools for navigating the policies and procedures governing international activities.
Funding for international activities
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OVPIA advises IU faculty and professionals from any campus regarding the application process for two of the federal Fulbright programs, the traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards and the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program. The Fulbright-Hays program has been in hiatus since 2012. Faculty can expect to receive an announcement if the program is reestablished.
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We will match up to $5,000 in commitments from other IU units (e.g., departments, schools, campuses) for activities at the China, Europe, India and Mexico Gateway Offices. Preference will be given to applications that build on existing IU institutional partnerships, that involve collaborative activities likely to be sustained and enhanced in the future, and that advance strategic international goals of other IU units as well as the Indiana University International Strategic Plan.
This seed grant program is expanding to include events at our new ASEAN Gateway in Bangkok. Please contact us to discuss timelines if you are interested in this location.
These grants support travel expenses to bring distinguished visitors to IU campuses for events such as conferences, workshops, lectures, or performances that explore international topics, presumably in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Applicants must have support from the department, school, or campus sponsoring the event. Preference will be given to applications with external funding.
We will contribute to the cost of airfare for invited participants, up to a maximum of $4,500 per event ($1,500 maximum per individual visitor; applicants may seek support for up to three international visitors for one conference or workshop).
Application deadline: At least eight (8) weeks in advance of the event date
Language learning grants provide up to a maximum of $5,000 for IU faculty to acquire new language capability necessary for carrying out a planned research activity or to enhance teaching, or engage in other university-related activities. We give priority to language training that supports research and/or teaching on international topics, presumably linked to activities in other countries. Grants may be awarded for intensive language programs in the U.S. or abroad, special tutorials, or regularly offered language courses. Self study programs will not be funded.
Applicants must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at one of the following IU campuses: IUB, IUE, IUK, IUN, IUPUC, IUPUI, IUS, or IUSB.
Overseas conference grants provide support for faculty to participate in an international conference. Applicants must be full-time academic appointees at an IU campus. Applications must have matching commitment with IU institutional funds, e.g., from department, school, or campus.
Application deadlines: October 1, January 15, April 1 and July 1 annually (if the deadline falls on a weekend or university holiday, materials will be due on the first business day following the deadline)
These awards provide funding of up to $50,000 per year, renewable for up to three years, to support high-impact international collaborative research projects that engage one or more of IU's Global Gateways and the communities they serve. Projects may be based at a Gateway or within the region served by a Gateway, but in either case should make full use of the resources, expertise, and networks of one or more Gateways.
Application deadline: Monitor the PIRA webpage for the next deadline
These grants facilitate cross-institutional research cooperation between Renmin University of China and IU. Eligible activities include visits to engage with research groups to establish new contacts and explore possibilities for future collaboration; preparation of collaborative bids to attract research funding; facilitating internationally co-authored publications; development of new interdisciplinary programs; and other items that facilitate collaboration among researchers at both universities.
Application deadline: November 1, 2018; April 1, 2019