International Faculty Development Seminar Grant
Application Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016 (Grant Period May 1 through August 31, 2017)
Through funding from Off-Campus Study and Exchanges, FDC will offer one annual award
of up to $3,000 during the fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) to support faculty
participation in a faculty development opportunity through the Council on International
Educational Exchange (CIEE), IES Abroad, or School for International Training (SIT).
If the cost of the program/seminar exceeds the $3,000 limit, faculty members will
be responsible for securing the balance of funds needed. Faculty will also be required
to submit a final report upon completing the international seminar.
For details regarding specific opportunities and specific seminar application guidelines and deadlines, please refer to the following web sites:
IES Abroad: http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/advisors-faculty/consortium/faculty-development-seminars
GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
In writing a proposal and reporting on a completed grant, Faculty Development Grant
guidelines and procedures (see page 3 of the Faculty Development Opportunities Handbook)
should be followed as applicable. Grant proposals should include the seminar topic,
country, dates, seminar fee, and an itemized estimate of related expenses. Proposals
should also indicate how seminar participation would contribute to faculty research
and pedagogy. If additional financial support is required (e.g., travel, registration
fees in excess of those covered by this grant program, the non-covered meals, other
allowable incidental expenses), proposals should indicate potential sources of funding
beyond this grant. Faculty may apply for the International Faculty Development Seminar
Grant and for a Faculty Development Grant concurrently by submitting a separate application
Note: Once a proposal has been supported through an award from FDC, the faculty member must also apply for seminar registration through CIEE, IES Abroad, or SIT as soon as possible.
If a proposal is not supported by Skidmore, the faculty member can apply directly to CIEE, IES Abroad, or SIT for available grants or scholarships. Please contact each institution as listed:
IES Abroad: AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org
SIT: Applications for financial aid will be available starting on October 1. Limited financial aid grants are available for each summer; award decisions are based on financial need and other factors. Financial aid decisions are made and communicated along with admissions decisions.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF GRANT APPLICATIONS/PROPOSALS
Grant criteria are the same as those for Faculty Development Grants, with one exception. Preference will be given to proposals that enhance faculty expertise in a part of the world or with regard to a global issue underrepresented or underdeveloped in the Skidmore curriculum. Preference will be given to faculty who have not previously received an International Faculty Development Seminar Grant.