Funding

Funding

Alumni and Faculty Grants

A majority of IFDS participants receive partial financial assistance from their home institutions. Some receive full funding and several institutions have made IFDS part of their official professional development benefits. Faculty development funds from a dean, provost or international education office are the most common source of funding that participants utilize. Beyond funding sources at your home institution, CIEE offers funding support via discounts, grants and fellowships. The majority of participants do contribute some personal funds to support their seminar experience.



Funds Awarded by CIEE

IFDS Alumni Scholarship

Three IFDS Alumni Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to accepted applicants participating in 2017 seminars. Funding application deadlines are:

  • Winter Seminars — October 16, 2016
  • Summer Seminars — March 16, 2017

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Background

In 1990, CIEE began offering International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS) as a resource for colleges and universities looking to internationalize on an institution-wide basis by including programs abroad for faculty and administrators. While CIEE strives to provide an academically rigorous and enlightening seminar experience, it is the work of alumni post-seminar that makes IFDS an effective internationalization tool. The IFDS Alumni Scholarship is meant to acknowledge and reward those alumni who have excelled at making the most of their seminar experience and have influenced their academic communities in depth and breadth. If awarded, recipients must submit a follow-up report with documentation of the outcome of their seminar.

Application for Alumni Scholarship

A complete IFDS Alumni Scholarship application includes the following 4 items:

  1. Submitted IFDS Online Application

  2. IFDS Alumni Scholarship Statement of Purpose — (Go to your online Application Checklist to submit.) Describe how participation in a previous seminar(s) was instrumental in contributing to internationalization efforts in your classroom or on your campus. In addition, describe how participation in the upcoming seminar will contribute to your internationalization efforts in your classroom or on your campus. This statement should include a comprehensive outline of both previous and anticipated activities stemming from participation in the seminars.

  3. Documentation of Application of Previous Seminar Experience to Internationalization at your Institution. This can take the form of a syllabus, presentation, slide show, article, book, etc. that was a direct outcome of your IFDS experience. You can upload these documents directly into your online application.

  4. Letter of Support from your Institution’s President, Provost, Chancellor, Academic Dean or Chair. This letter should be detailed and complement your Statement of Purpose. The letter should include comments regarding your international contributions to the institution, preferably those that are related to your IFDS experience. The letter can uploaded directly into your online application.

Please direct further inquiries to the IFDS staff at ifds@ciee.org or 1-888-628-9225.



CIEE Faculty Development Fellowships

15 fellowships of $1,000 each will be awarded to accepted applicants participating in 2017 seminars. Funding application deadlines are:

  • Winter Seminars — October 16, 2016
  • Summer Seminars — March 16, 2017

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CIEE Faculty Development Fellowships provide assistance to faculty and administrators from CIEE and CIEE Academic Consortium member institutions, community colleges, or U.S. Department of Education-recognized Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to participate on CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS). The fellowships are designed to broaden participation in international education and strengthen capacities for internationalization at eligible institutions. To serve that end, the goal is for participants to utilize their IFDS experience as a way of increasing international awareness on their home campus. Applications are evaluated based on the connection between the Fellowship's mission and the applicant's projected plan of action upon their return. Candidates are required to submit a comprehensive outline of anticipated activities stemming from seminar participation. If awarded, fellows must follow-up with a two-part report on the impact of their experience.

Acceptable activities include but are not limited to:

  • Creating new courses with an international focus and/or enhancing existing courses.
  • Furthering and/or developing research projects with an international focus.
  • Contributing to campus-wide curricular development.
  • Developing study abroad opportunities for students.
  • Giving presentations and/or writing papers/articles relating to the seminar content or destination.

Eligibility

Please note the following eligibility requirements for CIEE Faculty Development Fellowship applicants:

  • Applicants must be a faculty member or administrator of a community college, U.S. Department of Education-recognized Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), CIEE member institution, or a member of the CIEE Academic Consortium. Please check the online membership lists prior to applying in order to ensure your school is a membership institution. Contact your CIEE Institutional Relations Manager with questions about membership.
  • Individuals who have been awarded a CIEE Faculty Development Fellowship in the last three years are not eligible.
  • In keeping with the fellowship's mission, individuals who are able to secure sufficient funding from their home institution to cover the seminar fee and roundtrip airfare are not eligible.

Application for CIEE Faculty Development Fellowship

A complete application includes the following three items:

  1. Submitted IFDS Online Application

  2. Statement of Purpose – (Go to your Application Checklist to submit) Describe how seminar participation will contribute to internationalization efforts on your home campus; include a comprehensive outline of anticipated activities stemming from seminar participation; and discuss financial need.

  3. Letter of Support from your institution’s President, Provost, Chancellor, or Academic Dean. This document can be uploaded directly into your online application.

Please direct further inquiries to the IFDS staff at ifds@ciee.org or 1-888-628-9225.



Available Discounts

Academic Consortium Membership Benefit

If you are affiliated with a CIEE Academic Consortium member institution and a first-time IFDS participant, you may be eligible for a $2,000 grant to be awarded by your study abroad office to facilitate faculty development.

Alumni Discounts

The $75 application fee is waived for IFDS alumni, and alumni from member institutions may also be eligible for an additional $200 discount off the published seminar fee. Please contact the IFDS team for more information.

Double Room Discount

If you opt to travel with another accepted participant and share a room, you will each save $200 off the published seminar fee.