This grant of up to $25,000 will be awarded for programs being conducted from summer 2019 through summer 2020.
Academic Council Faculty
Applications closed on May 15, 2019
Approximate Offer Date:
April 1st, 2019
GEP Faculty Seed Grants are intended to support academic opportunities for School of Engineering undergraduates that provide an immersive experience outside of the U.S., particularly in developing countries. We especially welcome proposals from faculty from schools outside of SoE in an effort to provide interdisciplinary experience for Engineering students. This grant will provide support to faculty to use existing knowledge and international connections to:
create innovative immersive international opportunities;
add an immersive international component to an existing course or program;
or add a component to an existing program that includes an engineering component that can be accomplished by SOE undergraduates.
This grant of up to $25,000 will be awarded for programs being conducted from summer 2019 through summer 2020. The grant is not expected to cover all expenses for the program and the lead faculty member(s) will be expected to fundraise any additional funds required for the operation of the program. Faculty may apply singularly, or in teams. Travel to any countries with US State Department Warnings cannot be supported. The grant is intended for one year, but renewals may be considered in cases where the faculty member has a plan for external fundraising or other means to make the program sustainable after the second year.
Applications should be submitted on this website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2019 and include the following:
A description of and itinerary for the program, including location, duration, focus, previous offerings/history, etc.
A description of the academic goals of the program, including student learning goals, how the program is structured to achieve these goals, and how students will prepare
Details on the students you propose, including the number of students, the types of students being recruited, the application process, the selection process, etc.
A budget for the program
Information about the teaching team (e.g. faculty, TA’s, etc.) and their experience/knowledge of the locations involved
Information about the locations being visited and the anticipated academic content of each day overseas.
Successful proposals will:
Provide academic opportunities that focus on engineering and technology in an international location
Articulate clear student learning goals
Reflect faculty and/or teaching team experience/knowledge with the location (s) proposed
Reflect a high level of engagement between the faculty and students
Provide immersive learning experiences in countries/cultures that are typically unfamiliar to students. GEP programs, in particular, typically focus on developing countries
Reflect a new opportunity for SoE students that would not otherwise be possible without this grant.
Experiment with innovative models that could be leveraged for future programs.