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Funding Sources
Travel Teaching
Outside Faculty Exchange
Outside Funding

EIU Funding Sources for International Ed

Study Abroad Development Grants - Office of Study Abroad

The Office of Study Abroad is offering competitive awards. The purpose of the Study Abroad Development Grant is to provide funds for EIU faculty and staff to develop new and innovative education abroad opportunities for students, or develop new and innovative ways to improve existing education abroad programming (consult with Emily Tooy for possibilities). Such opportunities may include, but are not limited to: exchange, direct enroll, faculty-led, teaching, internship, field study, service-learning, problem solving, research, etc. Faculty and staff interested in applying for a grant must do so during the fall semester and will need to submit a complete proposal package (faculty-grant-application.doc) to the Coordinator of Study Abroad, 1158 Blair Hall. 

Study Abroad Initiative Grant - College of Sciences

The purpose of the Study Abroad Initiative (SAI) is to provide planning or incentive funds for faculty to develop new and innovative international study experiences for students. Experiences would include: developing short-term or long-term study abroad courses, expanding existing study abroad courses, and establishing international undergraduate research opportunities. The total SAI allocation is $5,000. Three to five awards shall be made, and the amount of each award will depend upon the number of awards given and the quality of each proposal. The deadline for the proposal is in early January. Fiscal year award funds must be expended by June 30 of that fiscal year.

Travel Teaching Opportunities for Faculty

Harlaxton College, branch campus of the University of Evansville

England: Teach in the UK at Harlaxton College 
Harlaxton College is two things: a self-contained study abroad campus of the University of Evansville and a 100-room Victorian manor in the English Midlands. Approximately 180 undergraduate college students, sophomore through seniors, attend each semester. Harlaxton College of the University of Evansville is a partner EIU study abroad program. In addition to offering a substantial discount to each EIU student who enrolls in this study abroad program, Harlaxton also reserves space for an EIU faculty member to recruit students for the program and to teach in the program for a semester. The teaching portion includes free room and board in the Harlaxton Manor. Please note, you and/or your department are responsible for all expenses. It is important that you, your department chair, and your college dean understand this before filling out the application form. 

Sogang University - Study Abroad Program

South Korea: Sogang University
One month faculty exchange opportunities with Sogang University. Must have some knowledge within Asian studies. The Korean Studies Department will cover the costs of airfare, housing, and a stipend. Contact Emily Tooy, Study Abroad Coordinator, at for more information.

Outside Faculty Exchange Possibilities

International Professor Exchange (IPE)
Individuals can list their professional areas of competence and indicate the kind of international exchange they desire: teaching and/or research, for example, short or long duration from, say, ten days to a year, preferred dates, location etc. These listings allow academic professionals to find interested counterparts in other countries, and to initiate an exchange.

Outside Funding Entities for International Ed

Onassis Public Benefit Foundation 
Research and educational grants exclusively for university professors (all levels), scholars holding Ph.D. degrees, artists and translators of Greek literature, school teachers of Greek as a foreign language, postgraduate students, and Ph.D. candidates.
Alexander von Humbolt Foundation 
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation funds cooperative research between German, U.S. and/or Canadian scholars. The funds are supplied by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 
DAAD Scholarship Programs for Study and Research in Germany 
DAAD offers a wide range of highly selective scholarships, grants, and fellowships for Germany to US and Canadian citizens from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars.
European Consortium for Political Research 
The ECPR makes various funds available to help people who wish to participate in conferences or summer schools supported by the ECPR. In addition, standing (research) groups may apply for grants to assist them in their activities. 
Fulbright Program
Awards for study and/or research abroad are available to faculty and staff in most countries of the world and in most disciplines. Award periods vary from 1 month to a full academic year. Remember these programs are for both faculty and staff, so see if there’s something that fits you.  
IREX Short-Term Travel Grants
The Short-Term Travel Grants provide support to US scholars for visits of up to two months to conduct postdoctoral research, present papers at conferences, or consult with colleagues in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Iran and Turkey.
Office of Citizen Exchanges
The Office of Citizen Exchanges manages professional, youth, and cultural programs through grants with non-profit American institutions, including community organizations, professional associations, and universities.
Social Science Research Council: SSRC Fellowships
The SSRC sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics, and across many different career stages. SSRC offers an array of fellowships.