International Faculty Development Seminar Grant
Application Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018 (Grant Period May 1 through August 31, 2019)
Through funding from Off-Campus Study and Exchanges, FDC will offer one annual award
of up to $3,000 during the fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) to support faculty
participation in a faculty development opportunity through IES Abroad or School for
International Training (SIT). If the cost of the program/seminar exceeds the $3,000
limit, faculty members will be responsible for securing the balance of funds needed.
Faculty will also be required to submit a final report upon completing the international
For details regarding specific opportunities and specific seminar application guidelines and deadlines, please refer to the following web sites:
IES Abroad: https://www.iesabroad.org/advisors-faculty/professional-development/faculty-development-seminars
GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
In writing a proposal and reporting on a completed grant, Faculty Development Grant guidelines and procedures (see page 3 of the Faculty Development Opportunities Handbook) should be followed as applicable. Grant proposals should include the seminar topic, country, dates, seminar fee, and an itemized estimate of related expenses. Proposals should also indicate how seminar participation would contribute to faculty research and pedagogy. If additional financial support is required (e.g., travel, registration fees in excess of those covered by this grant program, the non-covered meals, other allowable incidental expenses), proposals should indicate potential sources of funding beyond this grant. Faculty may apply for the International Faculty Development Seminar Grant and for a Faculty Development Grant concurrently by submitting a separate application for each.
Note: Once a proposal has been supported through an award from FDC, the faculty member must also apply for seminar registration through IES Abroad or SIT as soon as possible.
If a proposal is not supported by Skidmore, the faculty member can apply directly to IES Abroad or SIT for available grants or scholarships. Please contact each institution as listed:
IES Abroad: AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org
SIT: Applications for financial aid will be available starting on October 1. Limited financial aid grants are available for each summer; award decisions are based on financial need and other factors. Financial aid decisions are made and communicated along with admissions decisions.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF GRANT APPLICATIONS/PROPOSALS
Grant criteria are the same as those for Faculty Development Grants, with one exception. Preference will be given to proposals that enhance faculty expertise in a part of the world or with regard to a global issue underrepresented or underdeveloped in the Skidmore curriculum. The International Faculty Development Seminar Grant is not available to members of the faculty that have previously received the grant.