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Faculty Global Learning Grants for New Study Abroad Program or Curriculum Integration Initiative

Application Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2016


The Study Abroad Office invites USC-Columbia faculty and staff to submit proposals for the development of new study abroad programs (short term or exchange) or curriculum integration initiatives. Recipients will participate in a series of workshops, discussions and meetings over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year and will receive support from the Study Abroad Office in developing the proposed program. Implementation of the proposed global learning project will take place in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Funding may be requested by permanent, full-time USC-Columbia faculty and staff who have support from their sponsoring department. Awards ranging from $1,000-$3,500 will be available for the 2016-2017 application cycle and can be used for the following:

  • An overseas pre-implementation site visit
  • Participation in the International Perspectives on Higher Education spring break program
  • Participation in an overseas faculty seminar or visit led by a USC Global Partner Program organization
  • Attendance at WISE: Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement or similar faculty conference related to international education

 Grant recipients will:

  • Become a part of the 2016-2017 Global Learning Seminar grantee cohort
  • Participate in four Study Abroad Office Global Learning Workshops, beginning with the Program Development Workshop (spring 2017)
  • Attend meetings with fellow grant recipients to share strategies and discuss literature and best practices in education abroad
  • Attend individual meetings with experienced faculty and study abroad staff
  • Provide a written report of site visits within 30 days of returning

Application Process

To apply, submit:

  1. Application Cover Sheet and Budget with signatures
  2. One-to-two page proposal
  3. Current CV

The proposal should outline the proposed program and goals. Any use of grant funds should be directly related to the proposed program development goals. Preference will be given to faculty and staff who:

  • Have never led or developed a study abroad program
  • Are from a department which is currently underrepresented in education abroad at USC (ex: Nursing, Education, STEM fields)
  • Propose a program that appeals to a large number of students both in terms of cost and curriculum
  • Propose a program that has long-term viability

Global Learning Grant Application [doc]
Global Learning Grant Guidelines [pdf]

Completed applications should be received by Friday, October 21, 2016.

Applications should be delivered to the Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29208 or e-mailed to

This grant opportunity is sponsored by the Study Abroad Office and the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, contact the CTE at 803-777-8322 or

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