Each year, Drake supports faculty and staff projects in all corners of the world.
The grants listed below have supported various activities including collaborative research projects, creation of new student travel seminars, joint curriculum development, and more! In addition to financial support, our office is also able to assist with making connections, program planning, and logistics. Contact Hannah Sappenfield, Global Partnerships Coordinator, with any questions related to funding or support for your international project.
In Academic Year 2019-2020, more than $21,000 was awarded to 14 International Grant recipients for projects around the world and on campus. More than $45,000 was awarded to 13 Partnership Grant recipients for activities with eight of Drake’s global partners.
Partnering with students, faculty, and staff to advance global and cross-cultural initiatives that connect Drake University with the world, the Global Engagement Grants Review Committee invites applications for funding. Grants are available to assist academic programs, faculty, and staff members in efforts to enhance the global engagement of Drake faculty, staff, and students. Applications may be considered for awards from multiple sources and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until funds are expended.
Full-time faculty and staff members are eligible to apply for Global Engagement Grants. Preference will be given to proposals that:
Drake Global Engagement grant proposals are now being accepted for activities occurring in the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 academic year.
Grant awards for travel will be considered if they meet the requirements of the University's FY22 budget guidelines for travel. Travel for conference presentation, student recruitment, and fundraising will be considered. All travel grants will need final approval by the Provost.
Drake University has established formal partnerships with multiple institutions abroad. Joint faculty and staff projects with one of our global partner institutions may be eligible for financial support through the Global Partnership Grants. Contact Hannah Sappenfield for more information or to get connected with a global partner institution.
Applications are now open for activities occurring in FY23 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023). Deadline extended to March 31, 2022. Full-time faculty and staff members are eligible to apply for Global Partnership Grants. Preference will be given to proposals that:
In light of restricted international mobility due to COVID-19, this new grant program has been developed to support Drake faculty and staff in bringing virtual global enhancement to their existing courses and programs. Examples may include (but are not limited to):
Assistance is available through the Office of Global Engagement to connect Drake faculty and staff with provider organizations and global partner institutions that can serve as resources for potential projects. Contact Annique Kiel for more information.
Full-time faculty and staff members are eligible to apply for Global Enhancement Grants for activities beginning in January 2021. Preference will be given to proposals that:
This grant opportunity is for students and faculty to conduct research on topics of broad public importance, such as hunger, humanitarian crises, global warming, and forced migrations.
The Global Scholars/Practitioners in Residence program brings recognized and experienced scholars and professionals in various international fields—diplomacy, the sciences, the arts, and others—to campus to teach part-time and serve as mentors to students. Global Scholars/Practitioners also engage with campus and community through research and public lectures and help further Drake’s institutional partnerships.
The Principal Center for Global Citizenship has developed a list of faculty resources, including external grants and other support for faculty interested in global activities.