New International Funding Opportunities Available to Faculty

May 5, 2009 — The University of Virginia Center for International Studies and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs have announced a number of globally focused funding opportunities for faculty.

"These funding opportunities are designed to support faculty efforts in providing a breadth of international/global perspectives and opportunities for students and colleagues," said Gowher Rizvi, vice provost for international programs.

These funding opportunities include:

•    Faculty Curriculum Development/Enhancement Grants – to provide funds for faculty members who are developing new courses with a significant international/global perspective, or who are seeking to reinvigorate existing courses with an infusion of global perspectives.

•    Visiting International Scholar Grants – to provide financial assistance to departments and faculty who seek to bring eminent scholars for multi-day visits to the University for the purpose of teaching courses and/or presenting lectures that are open to the University community.

•    New Education Abroad Grant Program – to develop education abroad programs in areas where the University does not have programs and which are of strategic importance to the University: Brazil, West Africa, East Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, China and Eastern Europe/Russia.

•    Distinguished International Fellowships – to sponsor semester-long Distinguished International Fellows.

The deadline for submission of completed applications for the current cycle is June 8. Funding decisions will be made no later than the end of June.

Electronic application forms are available from Laurie Casteen, interim assistant vice provost for international programs, 434-924-8883 or