Funding and Development

Eiffel Tower, France
Pulpit Rock, Norway
Lights Festival, China
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles, Costa Rica

UW-Platteville grants/scholarships/awards

Faculty/Academic Staff

International Education Engagement (IEE) Grant

Funding for UW-Platteville faculty and academic staff to participate in opportunities related to campus internationalization efforts, to subsidize travel expenses incurred during international site visits or in facilitation of international virtual collaborations.

BILSA International Grant Program (IGP)

Funding for UW-Platteville BILSA faculty and academic staff to facilitate the development and engagement in Short-Term Faculty-Led international programs. 

Excellence in International Advising Award

Presented annually to a UW-Platteville faculty or staff member (outside of the International Programs Office) who has demonstrated passion for and innovation in helping students incorporate an education abroad experience in their UW-Platteville degree, AND/OR  who has had a significant positive impact on an international student(s) at the university.


Pioneering Abroad Scholarship

Awarded to students who are traditionally underrepresented in education abroad participation at UW-Platteville (i.e. students from diverse backgrounds, with disabilities, who are first-generation college students, and/or have underrepresented areas of study) or students who wish to participate in education abroad programs in non-traditional countries, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia.

International Study Scholarship

Available to support UW-Platteville students who are participating on approved education abroad programs.

International Club Scholarship

Available to an International Club (IC) Member who can demonstrate interest/involvement in International Club objectives and activities. Must be a full-time student, junior or senior standing and have GPA of 2.5+.

Kathryn Mykel Conger Scholarship

Available to new incoming and continuing English Language Program (ELP) and degree-seeking international students at UW-Platteville, with priority given to international students pursuing a course of study leading to certification as teachers.

Alumni/Community Members

Excellence in Service to Internationalization Award

Presented annually to a UW‐Platteville alum or Platteville community member who has had a significant impact on internationalization at UW‐Platteville or in the Platteville community.

External Grants

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

ACLS supports scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

AERA provides a list of funding, grant opportunities, and professional development opportunities across disciplines.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

ASF offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year.

Fulbright-Hays Programs

Grants are awarded which support research and training focused on non-Western foreign languages and area studies to administrators, pre- and post-doctoral students and faculty as well as U.S. institutions and organizations. UW-Platteville faculty interested in pursuing a Fulbright Grant may contact Eugene Alcalay, UW-Platteville Fulbright Programs Advisor.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

This program provides funding for institutions to host Fulbright lecturers from abroad for one or both semesters in an academic year.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities for individuals and institutions in higher education with the primary goal of facilitating transatlantic mobility to Germany for U.S. scholars.

h_da DAAD Strategic Partnership Professional Development Grants

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has awarded UW-Platteville's exchange partner, Hochschule-Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), a DAAD Strategic Partnerships Grant which will offer funding for professional development for faculty and academic staff through 2018.  The primary goal of the grant is to increase mobility and academic collaboration between h_da and its U.S. partner institutions, including UW-Platteville, and per diems are available to participate in select meetings, conferences, and trainings at h_da.  Please e-mail the UW-Platteville International Programs Office ( for more information.

Staff Training / International Week at H_da
We would like to host one of your administrators for one week (or more) to exchange ideas and give insight into our daily work. A nice opportunity would be our Erasmus Week with many guests from all over Europe. - Additional staff training could take place at any point in 2017.

Duration: 1 week
Total of scholarships: 8 (until 2018)

Funding: 89 Euros per day
H_da Research Seminars & Colaborations
In December h_da faculty members will present their current research projects and publications. There will be poster sessions and talks.

We hope to find individuals with related academic field to they h_da faculty.
Total of scholarships: 8 (until 2018)

Funding: each person 89 Euros per day

Fact finding missions - one week in Darmstadt
We would like to invite a faculty member to visit Darmstadt for one week. The aim is getting to know h_da better, getting in touch with colleagues who work in similar academic fields, discussing teaching issues like the concept of “applied sciences” and finding out more about Darmstadt and its environment.

Funding: 89 Euros per day We have a total of 20 scholarships.

Conferences and Fairs
It would be great to have some faculty members participate in the most important industrial fairs Germany has to offer! Faculty members will also have the opportunity to tour the h_da campus!

Funding: 89 Euros per day + conference fee

Duration: 1 week

CeBIT – the world’s largest and most international computer expo

Date: March 20-24, 2017

Place: Hannover

Hannover Messe – the world’s biggest industrial fair

Date: April 24-28, 2017

Place: Hannover

Gamescom - the world's largest gaming event (345.000 visitors and 700 exhibitors from almost 90 countries in 2015)

Date: August 23-26, 2017

Place: Cologne - one of the most attractive cities in Germany

IAA – International Motor Show Germany

Date: September 14-24, 2017

Place: Frankfurt (very close to Darmstadt!)

Frankfurt Book Fair – the world’s largest trade fair for books

Date: October 11-15, 2017

Place: Frankfurt

Date: June 11-15, 2018
Place: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

We would like faculty members to meet some corporate partners in the Rhine-Main Region to discuss possibilities of sending student interns, organizing joint master theses, joint research projects etc.

Corporate & Partnership Events

Funding: 89 Euros per day. Here are just a few examples:

- Merck Group:;jsessionid=4DEAA009941865DF5A01FB59694A2AF6

- Lufhansa:

- Esa / Esoc:

- Software AG  

h_da DAAD Strategic Partnership Visiting Lecturer Grants

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has awarded UW-Platteville's exchange partner, Hochschule-Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), a DAAD Strategic Partnerships Grant which will offer funding for visiting lecturer opportunities for faculty and academic staff through 2018.  The primary goal of the grant is to increase mobility and academic collaboration between h_da and its U.S. partner institutions, including UW-Platteville, and grants for short term (one month) and long term (six months) visiting lecturer opportunities at h_da are available.  Please e-mail the UW-Platteville International Programs Office ( for more information.

Short-Term Lecturer (1 month)
1 (or more) faculty members can stay and teach at h_da for one month each year.
There is a total of 8 scholarships until 2018.

Funding: 700 Euros travel + 2000 Euros scholarship

Long Term Visiting Lecturer (6 months)
1 (or more) faculty members can stay at h_da for about half a year.
There is a total of 7 scholarships until December 2018.

Funding: 700 Euros travel + 2000 Euros scholarship per month

Short-term Study at H_da (Faculty-led Programs)
The group visits are meant to give your students and faculty an idea what teaching and studying at h_da is like – and how easy-going life in Darmstadt is.

Students will be welcomed at h_da departments relevant for their fields of study and be able to participate in lectures and project work. They will get to know our professors and potential fellow students. And there will be an excursion and fun program.

You can send faculty-led groups of up to 10 students for one week.
We have funding for 8 groups in total (until 2018), so please let us know about your plans.

Funding for students: 700 Euros travel + 50 Euros per day for each student
Funding for faculty: 89 Euros per day

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)

IREX provides grants for both individuals and institutions.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

SSRC fellowships and grants promote individual and institutional change, generate new knowledge, and build networks.

UW System

UW System Academic Affairs Grant and Award Sources

A list of grant and award opportunities for employees of UW System.

UW-Platteville Driftless Area Fellowship Program

A competitive fellowship providing 50 percent release to existing UW-Platteville faculty and staff to do applied work or research that positively impacts the quality of life of Driftless Area residents.

UW-Madison International Institute and Global Studies

Global Studies coordinates and supports many different funding programs for students and faculty.

UW- Madison Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

CIBER works with strategic partners on campus, across the country, and around the world to develop, deliver, and support a range of programs that further the international expertise of students, faculty, and business professionals.

Faculty Development Opportunities

CIEE - International Faculty Development Seminars

Each semester, the CIEE makes available funds up to $500 to promote the internationalization of existing academic programs and the development of new programs.

Global Studies Foundation

This grant is designed to encourage and support faculty travel abroad, as well as the integration of international experience into courses and curriculum.

Open Society Institute

This organization offers a wide range of funding for professional development, student mobility, and research.

Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC)

SIIC provides professional development opportunities for people working in education, training, business, and consulting, in both international and domestic intercultural contexts under the auspices of the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Professional Organizations

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA is the primary professional organization for international educators. The site has a wide variety of resources and tools for faculty and staff.

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

CIEE hosts faculty development seminars along with a number of study abroad and faculty-led programs.

Professional and Organizational Development Network of Higher Education (POD)

POD supports a network of nearly 1,800 members, including faculty, administrators, consulates and others who value teaching and learning in higher education.

Forum on Education Abroad

The Forum supports international education and sets many Standards of Good Practice for the field.

Footer Anchor