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 Drake International 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 Drake International Grants. Preference will be given to proposals that:
Grant requests are currently suspended.
Any travel outside of Iowa on behalf of the University is currently suspended, unless deemed critical and approved by the senior administrator in your area. This policy applies to all University-sponsored travel, including international, academic, athletic, conferences, and workshops, and research-related travel, and will continue until further notice. Additionally on March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory - Do Not Travel for all countries in the world. Given these travel restrictions we are currently suspending Drake International Grants.
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 have now closed for the FY22 award cycle. Full-time faculty and staff members are eligible to apply for Global Partnership Grants. Preference will be given to proposals that:
*Global Engagement grant funds are not typically awarded for stipends for Drake faculty and staff; however, stipend requests may be considered for funding by your unit’s Dean/Director on a case-by-case basis. The College of Arts & Sciences will not fund stipends.
At this time, any travel outside of Iowa on behalf of the University is currently suspended, unless deemed critical and approved by the senior administrator in your area. This policy applies to all University-sponsored travel, including international, academic, athletic, conferences, and workshops, and research-related travel, and will continue until further notice. Although grant funds may be awarded for travel purposes, these funds may not be expended until the University’s travel restrictions have been lifted.
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.