Grants for Faculty & Staff

View Past Faculty/Staff Exchange Grant Recipients

Faculty/Staff Exchange Grant

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015 

(For travel completed by February 2016)


In an effort to support activities at GVSU's partner institutions, this grant program has been developed for faculty and staff. Individuals meeting the eligibility requirements can choose to apply for a grant to support activities at partner universities in Australia, China, England, France, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, or Turkey For details, download the application. 

View Past Internationalization Grant Recipients

Internationalization Grant
Application Deadlines: October 1, 2014 and February 1, 2015 


This grant is meant to support specific internationalization goals in particular academic programs, in development of dual- or joint- degree schemes, curriculum integration projects, or new courses that feature global learning outcomes. An essential element of this grant is that the recipient integrates the skills/knowledge they acquired during their experience back into the GVSU campus community upon their return. The grants are not aimed at supporting participation in academic conferences. Awards up to $3000. 


Partnership Delegation Grant
The application deadline for the 2014 grant has passed.

The application deadline for the 2015 grant will be: November 1, 2014


Details for the 2015 Partnership Delegation will be announced Summer 2014.


The International Partnership Delegation Grant is an interdisciplinary opportunity for GVSU faculty and staff. The grants are intended to fund participation by GVSU faculty and staff on an interdisciplinary team visit to a partner institution. The delegation will spend time on the partnership campus, learning about many aspects of that university’s host city, nation, and culture. Together, they will seek new perspectives from counterparts at the host campus that can be brought back to GVSU to share with our own campus community. The team will also extend an invitation to 1-2 individuals at the host campus to visit GVSU during the following academic year.


Pondicherry University Faculty Exchange Grant

This grant will not be available for the 2013-14 academic year. 


Pondicherry Faculty Exchange Grants are meant to provide necessary travel expenses for GVSU faculty to participate in the exchange. There is funding allocated for one faculty member per fiscal year. The grant will be allocated by a committee, in consultation with the administrative unit, the Padnos International Center. Deadline for participation in the following fiscal year is 1 April each year. If no applications are received by 1 April for the following fiscal year, applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until the award is made for that particular year.


Partnership Development
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. 


This grant is available to departments interested in furthering the development of an existing or new international partnership. Funding is limited and is intended to provide assistance for initiatives that are due to take place in the first year of a new project. We encourage departments to explore how GVSU’s international partnerships can enrich the offerings and activities within their respective area and how a partnership development grant could help meet the department’s goals. Preference will be given to projects in which the unit or college commits matching funds.


Partnership Sustenance Grant

Applications are considered on a rolling basis


This grant has been developed to support faculty that have been involved with a partner institution for many years and have made significant contributions to the development of the partnership. The grant offers funding for short-term exchange opportunities that focus on nurturing relationships and sustaining program activities. 



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