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Faculty Development

An important objective of The Principal Center for Global Citizenship 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. 

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.

Application Process

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

Submit a grant proposal

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).

Application Process

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 Annique Kiel, Executive Director of Global Engagement.

Eligibility and Criteria for Funding


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 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.”