International Education Engagement Grant

The International Programs Office has allocated funds for UW-Platteville faculty and academic staff to facilitate increased academic collaboration with current and prospective new international partners through onsite or virtual learning. The IEE Grant may be used by UW-Platteville faculty and academic staff to subsidize travel expenses incurred during international site visits or in facilitation international virtual collaborations.

Objectives and Approved International Engagement Opportunities

Objectives of the IEE Grant include:

  • Encouraging greater program diversity, on campus and abroad, that incorporates international engagement and collaboration in the academic learning objectives. 
  • Developing a strong pool of faculty and academic staff across campus who are actively engaged in developing, implementing, and leading opportunities, on campus and abroad, for research and creative endeavors collaborating with our international partners. 

Fitting international engagement opportunities would include any programming with the aim of engaging undergraduate students in international activities and perspectives, including:

  • Developing sustainable short-term faculty-led programs with departmental sponsorship.
  • Accompanying an experienced short-term faculty-led program leader on an established program in preparation for proposing and leading a program abroad.
  • Expanding international internship and co-op opportunities.
  • Developing opportunities for undergraduate research and creative endeavors (URCE) abroad.
  • Increasing opportunities for community engagement and service learning abroad.
  • Creating on campus opportunities for students that incorporate virtual international collaborations into the classroom.
  • Any other areas deemed critical by the University International Education Committee (UIEC) and/or International Programs Office staff. 

Eligibility

Any faculty or academic staff member who has been employed full-time at UW-Platteville for a minimum of one year is eligible.

Maximum Award Amount

$1,500 (per year) per applicant.

Timeline

Part I of the IEE Grant includes professional development opportunities that begin between January 1 and June 30. Proposals must be submitted by October 15, and awards will be reviewed by the UIEC and announced by December 1.

Part II of the IEE Grant includes professional development opportunities that begin between July 1 and December 31. Proposals must be submitted by March 15, and awards will be reviewed by the UIEC and announced by May 1.

Funding Provisions

The IEE Grant is intended to supplement, not to supplant, other sources of institutional funding. Departmental and/or college financial support will strengthen IEE Grant proposals. Arrangements for handling the workload of a successful applicant must be stated in the proposal if release time is requested. Proposed travel related to the international site visit must conform to the UW System Travel Regulations, Financial Policy Paper 36 (Rev.9), and the UW-Platteville Policy Regarding Countries with Travel Warnings. Implementation Plan and Follow-up Activity Applicants must outline a strong implementation plan (i.e. how the proposed international site visit will result in the development of a new program or expansion of an existing program) at the time of application. Grantees must contact the UIEC within 30 days following the completion of the international site visit to schedule a follow up presentation to the UIEC. The presentation should address the opportunities for program development and implementation timeline. Grantees must also commit to submitting a program proposal or beginning program implementation within 12 months of completing the international site visit. Failure to complete this evaluation will jeopardize eligibility for future grants.

Grant Proposals

Proposals for the IEE Grant must be submitted via e-mail to the Office of Research and Sponsored programs
(orsp@uwplatt.edu) and include all of the following:

  • UW-Platteville Internal Grants Cover Page
  • IEE Proposal Budget
  • Proposed itinerary (if proposing an international site visit)
  • If proposing an international site visit, please provide a brief narrative addressing:
    • assessment of need for program development in the proposed geographic region and/or academic focus.
    • proposed timeline for new program development upon completion of the site visit.
    • sustainability of the proposed program.
    • name of institution(s) you plan to visit and the individual(s) you plan to meet with while on the proposed site visit.
  • If proposing virtual international collaborations, please provide a brief narrative addressing:
    • assessment of the benefit of the collaboration based on the geographic region and/or academic focus.
    • proposed timeline for new program development.
    • sustainability of the proposed collaboration.
    • name of institution(s) and the individual(s) you plan to collaborate with.
  • Letter of support from applicable academic department chair(s) or other University offices indicating commitment to the program or project impacted by the proposed site visit.
  • Any information about the international partner or host institution that would strengthen the program proposal (i.e. link to partner institution website, past program flyer, etc.)

 

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IEE Grant Evaluation Criteria

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