Seed grants to enhance internationalization are available to faculty at Case Western Reserve University. The awards, offered through the Center for International Affairs, are available up to $7,500, and the Center for International Affairs will work with recipients to secure additional external funding, as necessary.
Examples of the kinds of expenditures that are eligible for support include the development and implementation of sustainable faculty-designed and -led education abroad programs, the development and implementation of sustainable international research projects involving undergraduate students, the development of longterm international partnerships that will increase the international student population at CWRU and/or provide study abroad opportunities for students, the development of sustainable programs to support the international student population and promote international endeavors at CWRU and the development of new international and cross-discipline curricula.
In the spring, the center helped fund seven international projects. This year, there will be a larger faculty review committee to help evaluate all proposals, said Molly Watkins, director for International Affairs.
“Based on faculty input, the center decided to move the proposal cycle to the fall semester instead of the spring. We hope that this makes it easier for faculty to plan projects,” explained Watkins.
Proposals, due Nov. 16, will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the proposed project and its relevance to the international efforts at CWRU. All proposals are welcome; those that are interdisciplinary or have a plan for sustainability are particularly encouraged.