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Funding

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.

International Grant

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.

Eligibility and Criteria for Funding

Full-time faculty and staff members are eligible to apply for Drake International Grants. Preference will be given to proposals that:

  • show specific impact on Drake curriculum, students, and current international partnerships
  • advance Drake's global engagement with existing partners in new ways
  • support involvement in one of the above ways by individuals who have not previously been globally engaged
  • are financially supported by the school, college, or department of the individual submitting the proposal
  • develop new partnerships or programs

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.

Global Partnership Grant

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.

Eligibility and Criteria for Funding

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:

  • identify a specific set of activities with distinct outcomes with one (or more) of our partner institutions
  • demonstrate specific impact on Drake curriculum, students and current global partnerships
  • advance Drake’s global engagement with existing partners in new ways
  • support involvement by individuals who have not previously been globally engaged
  • are financially supported by the school, college, or department of the individual submitting the proposal
  • align with internationally or globally focused unit objectives and/or the University’s Continuous Improvement Plan

Application Process

  1. Discuss the proposed activity with your unit Director or Dean prior to submission to help determine its strategic value, and if it aligns with the unit's global engagement priorities. The discussion will help determine the unit's interest and ability to support the proposal with financial resources.
  2. Submit the online application via Qualtrix, which includes a description and budget (*see note) for the proposed activity. The FY23 application will open in fall 2021.
  3. Deans/Directors will review all proposals with the Global Partnernships Coordinator and the Executive Director of Global Engagement for prioritization and to make collaborative funding decisions. Final award decisions will be announced in February.

*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.

Travel Restrictions

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.

Global Enhancement Grant

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):

  • Inviting a guest speaker or panel to present virtually on a specific topic
  • Facilitating a virtual tour to complement coursework
  • Developing a module or project to connect virtually with students in another part of the world

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.

Eligibility & Criteria

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:

  • identify a specific set of activities with distinct outcomes
  • demonstrate global learning impact on Drake curriculum and students
  • support involvement by individuals who have not previously incorporated a global component into their course or program
  • align with existing course or program objectives and learning outcomes
  • build new partnerships or programs

Application Process

  1. Submit the online application via Qualtrix, which includes a description and budget for the proposed activity. (Note: Grant funds will not be awarded for stipends for Drake faculty.)
  2. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until funds are expended.

Global Enhancement Grant Application

Nelson Institute Pressing Issues Grant

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.

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Global Scholar/Practitioner in Residence

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.

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External Funding & Support

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.

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