What is the application deadline?
The deadline for the 2020 CIEE Access Grants has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Call for proposals for the 2021 grant will open in February 2020.

How many grants are awarded?
For the 2020 CIEE Access Grant, there was one $20,000 grant awarded. 

Where can you run a program for the 2021 CIEE Access Grants?
Proposals for the 2021 Access Grants can include any location in which CIEE has a site – more than 60+ professionally-staffed sites around the globe. Please check our list of sites here

How can the grants be used?
The funds from the CIEE Access Grants can be used for anything that will help with student costs. So for example, scholarships for the program fee itself, passport and visa costs, money to help with purchasing flights. The funds are not intended for the faculty to use for him/herself or for indirect program costs.

I already have a program planned. Am I eligible?
Eligibility requires the faculty/institution to partner with CIEE on a study abroad program. The CIEE Faculty-Led & Custom Programs department handles all the logistics – from housing to guest lectures, co-curricular activities to health, safety, and security training. Specific requests can be accommodated. If you have your own connections and/or specific requests we would of course work to accommodate those, but for these grants it is required that CIEE fully assist with the program.

Do I need to submit a budget?
You do not need to submit a budget with your proposal. We will work with you on that. If you have additional questions, please contact Craig Deforest, Associate Director, Faculty-Led & Custom Programs at cdeforest@ciee.org or (207) 553-4172.

Is there a program length requirement?
Yes, programs seeking funding should be at least 2 weeks in length.

What is the minimum number of participants?
Programs should have a minimum of 10 student participants.

If you have additional questions, please contact custom@ciee.org.

Learn about past grant recipients