University of Iowa


The Global and International Program Grant funds semester-long or year-long creative public discourse and large-scale curricular development projects designed to focus attention on global and international issues. Priority will be given to initiatives that develop new, collaborative efforts that build on the priorities of UI colleges and departments; internationalize the curriculum across disciplinary and collegiate boundaries; expand the reach of the research programs of UI faculty; and have widespread and long-term impact. The proposed activities should extend beyond the boundaries of individual area studies programs, in particular by leveraging regional and cross-disciplinary knowledge to help address global issues.


IP’s area studies and thematic centers, programs, and groups are eligible to apply, separately or in collaboration with other centers, programs, and groups in IP, or other collegiate or departmental units.

Terms of Award

The size of individual awards will vary from $5,000 to $15,000. Proposals are also eligible to apply for International Programs’ external grant matching funds.

Evaluation Criteria and Selection Process

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • clear emphasis on global or international issues
  • demonstration of the impact that the project would have in expanding knowledge of key global topics in the University and the State of Iowa
  • proposed activities extend beyond individual area studies domains
  • convincing account of objectives, methods, procedures, and anticipated outcomes
  • collaboration among area studies and thematic centers and programs, or between these centers and programs and departmental or collegiate units
  • possibilities for community participation and impact
  • potential for long range impact on relevant University, local, state, national, and global communities, including scholars, students, practitioners, and the general public
  • Curricular proposals must include a brief letter indicating support of the departmental DEO(s)

While no matching funds are required, applicants should indicate additional sources of funding for which they intend to apply, from within the University or from external funding agencies.  The committee to review proposals is appointed and chaired by the IP Director of Academic Programs.

Rolling Deadlines and Spending Periods

Applicants will be notified of award status approximately two weeks after the submission deadline.

Deadlines for funds to be spent by May 1