In recognition of the increasing importance of globalization in higher education, the Strategic Global Initiatives Award is intended to help defray costs associated with the development of activities or operations abroad to support faculty collaborations, exchanges, new or existing degree programs, and other collegiate or cross-collegiate initiatives.
Hypothetical examples of such activities might include the following: a degree program in the health sciences offered in Shanghai, partly through on-site teaching in China, partly through online offerings; a proposed extension of the new Digital Studio for Public Humanities, sustained through faculty exchanges and joint research, established in collaboration with a partner institution in Germany; a training program for Korean educators comprised of a one-month program in Seoul followed by a semester-long program in Iowa City; and a partnership with the State of Iowa to build education-industry connections through translational research collaborations in the Middle East.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Academic Programs  to discuss the appropriateness of the proposed project.
November 15, 2013
All University of Iowa tenure-track, tenured, clinical, or research faculty are eligible to apply. Visiting faculty and adjuncts are not eligible.
Study abroad programs and student exchanges will not be considered if they are the primary focus of the proposal (contact Study Abroad  for support of those activities).
Proposals for the Strategic Global Initiatives Award are reviewed considering the following criteria:
Proposals will be reviewed by a committee appointed and chaired by the Dean of International Programs.
Complete the following and send as attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org  no later than 5 p.m. on November 15, 2013. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
For questions regarding the Strategic Global Initiatives Award, please contact:
Director of Academic Programs
1111 University Capitol Centre