Global/International Funding

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship Faculty Development and Campus Activities Funds

An important objective of The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University is to enhance the international experiences and understanding of Drake faculty, staff and students. The Center offers two funding mechanisms available to Drake faculty members: The Global Citizenship Faculty Research and Development Fund and the Global Citizenship Campus Activities Fund. Each is described below.

The Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award:
One annual award will be made in recognition of outstanding contributions to global engagement and internationalization of the campus and curriculum.  Both faculty and staff are eligible (with the exception of those who report directly to the Vice Provost for International Programs).  Nominations are due May 8, 2015.  Click here for more information. 

The Global Citizenship Faculty Research and Development Fund:
The purpose of this fund is to support faculty research abroad and activities that expand the international knowledge, interests and expertise of faculty members. Two types of activities are supported: faculty research projects carried on outside of the United States and participation in educational seminars or similar activities that broaden or deepen the faculty member’s knowledge of a particular international topic or location.

Proposals may be submitted throughout the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly basis. Funding decisions will be made by the CGC Director and a review committee consisting of GIPAC and GIIT  members. To apply, please submit a proposal via the common international fund application form below. A  report that describes the activities and experiences supported by the grant is required at the completion of the activity.

Common International Faculty Development Fund Application


The Global Citizenship Campus Activities Fund:
The Center sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of campus events and activities related to global, international and multi-cultural affairs throughout the year. Faculty are invited to propose speakers, panel discussions, films, cultural events, class visitors or other relevant activities that may benefit from Center sponsorship in the form of funding and other types of support. Applicants should be prepared to provide in-kind support for the proposed activity (i.e., should take responsibility for assisting in organizing the activity). Applications are accepted throughout the year, but should allow for sufficient lead-time both for consideration of the proposal and for adequate planning and implementation. Submissions should be directed to David Skidmore, Director of the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship. Priority will be given to proposals that promise to further the purposes of the Center as outlined in the mission statement below. Although there is no predetermined cap on the amount of funding that may be requested, applicants are encouraged to seek funding from multiple sources for larger requests and funding may be denied or scaled back due to limited financial resources.

Funding requests should include the following information about the proposed activity:
- Name and contact information of person responsible for project.
- Description of the proposed activity, including dates and duration.
- Rationale for proposed activity and expected benefits.
- Description of the intended audience.
- A detailed budget.
- List of other funding sources to which request has been directed.

Mission Statement:
“The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship educates students to function effectively in different cultural contexts, and to see their own culture from the perspective of others. The Center also works to ensure that global perspectives and issues are an integral part of the intellectual and cultural experience of all members of the Drake community.”

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University News
July 27, 2015
The Ray Center, formerly known as Character Counts in Iowa, will issue its 2015 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award to Suku Radia, President and CEO of Bankers Trust, and Rich Willis, dealer principal at Willis Auto Campus.
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