Grants for Faculty / Staff

Grant Opportunities for Individual Applicants

Faculty/Staff Exchange Grant:

    •    Grant Application

         Application Deadlines: October 1 and February 1

    •    View Past Recipients of the Faculty/Staff Exchange Grant 

In an effort to support activities at GVSU's partner institutions, this grant program has been developed for faculty and staff. Individuals meeting the eligibility requirements can choose to apply for a grant to support activities at partner universities in Australia, China, England, France, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, or Turkey For details, download the application. 

Once your grant application has been accepted, you will need to start planning your trip. To assist you with this process, PIC has developed the following pre-departure checklist for your review: F/S Exchange Checklist.

Internationalization Grant:
    •    Grant Application
         Additional Information

         Application Deadlines: October 1 and February 1 


The Internationalization Grants replaced the Faculty Development Grants for PIC in 2009-10 to better match the strategic plan for the University, the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Padnos International Center to continue to internationalize the campus.

These grants are not intended to support travel to academic conferences. Eligibility: Tenured, Tenure-Track, and Full-time Affiliate Faculty who have been employed at GVSU for at least 5 years. Primarily intended to help with expenses associated with international travel, grants may be used for any costs directly associated with the internationalization project. Maximum award: $3000 per project. One award per fiscal year per applicant.
Partnership Delegation Grant:

2013 Delegation: Universidad del Bio Bio
The International Partnership Delegation Grant is an interdisciplinary opportunity for GVSU faculty and staff. The destination for the 2012-13 International Partnership Delegation Grant is La Universidad de Bio Bio in Concepción, Chile.

The International Partnership Delegation Grants are intended to fund participation by GVSU faculty and staff on an interdisciplinary team visit to a partner institution. The delegation will spend time on the partnership campus, learning about many aspects of that university’s host city, nation, and culture. Together, they will seek new perspectives from counterparts at the host campus that can be brought back to GVSU to share with our own campus community. The team will also extend an invitation to 1-2 individuals at the host campus to visit GVSU during the following academic year.


Pondicherry University Faculty Exchange Grant:

    •    Pondicherry Faculty Exchange Guidelines 
         Grant Application

This grant will not be available for the 2013-14 academic year. 

Pondicherry Faculty Exchange Grants are meant to provide necessary travel expenses for GVSU faculty to participate in the exchange. There is funding allocated for one faculty member per fiscal year. The grant will be allocated by a committee, in consultation with the administrative unit, the Padnos International Center. Deadline for participation in the following fiscal year is 1 April each year. If no applications are received by 1 April for the following fiscal year, applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until the award is made for that particular year.


Departmental Projects

Partnership Development 
Information and Grant Application

The funding for the Partnership Development Grant has been depleted.  PIC is no longer taking funding requests for the 2012-13 academic year.

The purpose of the International Partnership Grant is to encourage and support the efforts to develop various international exchange partners-at the institutional, school/divisional, and departmental levels at Grand Valley State University.  The grant is designed to support site visits, collaborative educational activities, and other initiatives that are related to the development of an international partnership. 


Partnership Sustenance Grant:
 Grant Application
Application Deadline:  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis

The Padnos International Center (PIC) works collaboratively with departments and colleges across campus to develop meaningful international programs that enhance the academic activities of the university.  In support of our mission, it is our goal to not only introduce colleagues to GVSU's international partnerships, but also to encourage long-term cooperative activities that benefit and enrich both institutions. 

The Partnership Sustenance Grant has been developed to support faculty that have been involved with a partner institution and have made significant contributions to the development of the partnership.  The grant offers funding for short-term exchange opportunities that focus on nurturing relationships and sustaining program activities.   

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