2021-22 International Programs Curriculum Grants

With the return of a limited number of Fall study abroad programs, the traditional Semester Abroad in Intercultural Learning (SAIL) Grant program that supports faculty-led study abroad will soon be accepting applications in Fall 2021. Please see the SAIL information at the bottom of this page. Meanwhile, due to the success of last year’s new Virtual Experiential Intercultural Learning (VEIL) Grant program, Purdue International Programs (IP) is announcing new funding opportunities for faculty and staff on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. These grants are meant to encourage the development of new online courses or projects with international partners that intentionally plan for intercultural learning outcomes.

  • IPG is a faculty/staff training program, required for all SAIL, VEIL, and COIL grant programs. Additionally, VEIL and COIL require all applicants, including alumni of IPG prior to fall 2020, to take the new IPG training program.
  • The VEIL Grant supports virtual exchanges which provide international peer interaction along with intercultural learning instruction to each group of students. Requires new IPG (Fall 2020 IPG completion fulfills this requirement).
  • The COIL Grant supports virtually connected courses with international partner institutions in which each group of students are working together toward a shared goal, product, and/or outcome. Requires new IPG (Fall 2020 IPG completion fulfills this requirement).
  • The SAIL Grant supports short-term study abroad and study away (i.e. in-person) programs that embed intercultural learning instruction. Requires IPG (past completion fulfills this requirement).

Deadlines

For COIL and VEIL programs taking place during Fall 2021 that require IPG training through the summer, applications are being accepted April 19 – May 14, 2021.

For COIL and VEIL programs taking place during Winter 2021-22, or Spring and Summer 2022 (IPG training will take place during Fall 2021) and for those who do not require IPG, applications will be accepted May 15 – August 13th, 2021.

IPG-COIL-VEIL infographic

WHICH GRANT SHOULD I APPLY TO?

The first deadline is to accommodate those applicants who require the new IPG training and would most benefit from the training taking place over summer 2021 because of the timing of their VEIL or COIL program (i.e. beginning in Fall 2021).

Decision Tree for grants offered

Questions about the COIL, VEIL, and IPG grants should be directed to Dr. Daniel Jones in the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) at dcjones@purdue.edu. Additional information on each grant program can be found below. For information on the Intercultural Pedagogy Grant please follow this link

Note that multiple grants can and should be combined. IPG is combinable with all other grants. Faculty/staff can apply for both a study abroad (SAIL) and a virtual international learning grants (COIL and VEIL), but not more than one grant for virtual experiences.

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Grant

The $4000 COIL Grant is intended to compensate faculty/staff for the greater time commitment in designing and facilitating a virtual international collaboration. This grant is for Purdue WL faculty and staff, who are interested in creating either new or revised courses/projects. These must include:

  1. Intercultural learning (ICL) outcomes and assessment. These outcomes must be incorporated explicitly into all COIL programs. The Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) will assist faculty/staff to identify learning outcomes and appropriate assessment options.
  2. Collaboration among groups of students from two or more institutions on a common project or goal as a focus of the curriculum.
  3. COIL courses must involve at least 20 students, with at least 10 of these from Purdue. Preference will be given to programs involving 20 or more Purdue students.
A COIL grant in the form of discretionary funds in the amount of $4,000 will be awarded at the conclusion of the course/project and after a report of analyzed student ICL assessments has been submitted to CILMAR along with raw data. All COIL applicants who have not completed the 2020-21 Intercultural Pedagogy Grant, must enroll in IPG as well. Participants who complete both programs will receive both grants.

Application Process:

Complete the CILMAR Grant Application Qualtrics survey.

Deadlines:

For Fall 2021 COIL programs that require IPG support through the summer, applications are being accepted April 19 – May 14, 2021.

For Winter, Spring, and Summer 2022 COIL programs for which IPG training will take place in the fall, applications will be accepted May 15 – August 13th, 2021

Virtual Experiential Intercultural Learning (VEIL) Grant

CILMAR is once again funding the Virtual Experiential Intercultural Learning (VEIL) Grant program. The $2000 VEIL Grant is intended to compensate faculty/staff for time making virtual intercultural exchange opportunities available to students. This grant is for Purdue WL faculty and staff, who are interested in creating either new or revised courses/projects. These must include non-COIL, virtual interactive opportunities for no less than 6* students enrolled in a Purdue course along with students enrolled in an overseas institution. Furthermore, the focus of the VEIL program must advance a research endeavor or applied design solution, leverage turnkey solutions offered by third party providers, and/or virtually place Purdue students in organizations or communities abroad. If such a project is not embedded in an existing course, course credit can be offered via Purdue's Vertical Integrative Program (VIP) located within the College of Engineering. Carla Zoltowski (VIP) will meet with grant recipients to review expectations if pursuing VIP credit offerings. VEIL grants could also be used to support online international learning opportunities that leverage turnkey solutions offered by third party providers and/or embed virtually Purdue students in organizations or communities abroad.  

  1. Intercultural learning (ICL) outcomes and assessment of such outcomes need to be incorporated explicitly as mandatory assignments into all VEIL programs. The Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) can provide mentoring support for students’ intercultural learning in VEIL courses/projects in the form of curriculum delivered in a combination of synchronous sessions and asynchronous modules. CILMAR staff can also assist faculty/staff in identifying learning outcomes and appropriate assessment options.
  2. At least 12 students must complete VEIL projects, including intercultural learning assignments, with at least 6 students from Purdue (12 from Purdue when a third party provider is used).
A VEIL grant in the form of discretionary funds in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded at the conclusion of the course/project and after a report of analyzed student ICL assessments has been submitted to CILMAR along with raw data. All VEIL applicants who did not completed the Intercultural Pedagogy Grant in 2020-21 must enroll in IPG as well. Participants who complete both programs will receive both grants.

Application Process:

Complete the CILMAR Grant Application Qualtrics survey.

Deadlines:

For Fall 2021 VEIL programs that require IPG support through the summer, applications are being accepted April 19 – May 14, 2021.

For Winter, Spring, and Summer 2022 VEIL programs for which IPG training will take place in the fall, applications will be accepted May 15 – August 13th, 2021

Study Abroad Intercultural Learning (SAIL) Grant

 Application Process 

The SAIL Subsidy grant application process is yet to be determined for the 2021-22 academic year.   SAIL grants vary in amount but generally average $4,000 with a required matching amount at a 3:1 ratio from the applicant’s department or college/school.

For Summer 2021, special permission has been granted by the Provost and CFO to allow Study Away programs to also be offered.  Study Away programs are defined as newly created domestic-based credit-bearing programs that travel to a culturally diverse community, a kind of domestic study abroad.  Study Away programs will be under the same fee structure as Study Abroad programs and will be administered by the Office of Programs for Study Abroad, including rate request approval. Intercultural learning outcomes and the assessment of such outcomes are to be identified, facilitated and assessed for both programs. Please note that Study Away programs are also eligible for SAIL grant consideration.

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 study abroad is proceeding as usual until an official determination is made by the University. Contact the Office of Study Abroad for more information.

If a proposed study abroad/study away program will be administered by multiple colleges/schools, please submit only one application per program.  Please select the college/school that will be fiscally responsible for the program and submit the application accordingly. If there is a shared responsibility, then please select one International Program Officer (IPO) to approve the application. For a complete list of IPOs go here.

Preference for Study Abroad/Study Away Intercultural Learning (SAIL) grants will be given to faculty/staff who meet one or more of the following criteria:

a) plan to lead a study abroad/study away program that is 14 days or longer in length.
b) has successfully completed an Intercultural Pedagogy Grant (IPG) program.
c) has a proven track record of successfully selecting, assessing and reporting on intercultural learning outcomes from a previous study abroad program.

Please note that SAIL grants are competitive and limited in number. Meeting criteria does not guarantee that a grant will be awarded. Announcement of SAIL grant decisions has yet to be scheduled.

Under-enrollment Protocols: Programs that have been awarded a SAIL grant subsidy that do not enroll 10 or more students by [date TBD] may be subject to a special review supervised by the Dean of International Programs.  If pursued, this review will determine if the SAIL grant subsidy will remain as originally awarded or be pro-rated (still with the 3:1 IP:Unit ratio).  In this context the term "enroll" means a student has applied for a program and has also paid a deposit.

Please note that SAIL money will be distributed after confirmation that University leadership will allow international and/or domestic student travel. We anticipate that the decision will be made soon.

Last updated on 05/04/2021

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