2021-22 Funding Opportunities from Purdue International Programs and CILMAR

The following training programs and funding incentives are provided through the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research, (CILMAR)

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 support faculty and staff in developing new online courses or projects with international partners that intentionally plan for intercultural learning outcomes. In addition to the VEIL Grant, International Programs is offering the new Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Grant, a funding incentive specifically targeting COIL programs. Program leaders new to virtual exchange and COIL may combine either of these two grant incentives with the intercultural support training, the Intercultural Pedagogy Grant (IPG) Workshop series. Additionally, with the return of a limited number of Fall study abroad programs, the Semester Abroad in Intercultural Learning (SAIL) Grant program that supports traditional faculty-led study abroad is once again accepting applications for Fall 2021 programs. Please see the SAIL information at the bottom of this page.

  • 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

Please note that the IPG, VEIL, and COIL grant application deadline is BEFORE the SAIL Grant application deadline.

COIL, VEIL, and IPG applications are due August 13th, 2021.

IPG-COIL-VEIL infographic

Which grant program should I apply to? Follow this decision tree for assistance:

Flow Chart/Decision Tree for Grant Programs

For additional information on IPG, see the CILMAR Intercultural Pedagogy Grant page. IPG applications are due by August 13th.

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.

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), however, COIL and VEIL may not be combined.

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. (IPG application included)

Deadlines:

COIL Grant applications must be submitted by August 13th.

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. (IPG application included)

Deadlines:

VEIL Grant applications must be submitted by August 13th.

Study Abroad Intercultural Learning (SAIL) Grant

The application for IPG, COIL, and VEIL grants are separate from the SAIL Grant application. For those interested in the SAIL Grant, please contact your school/college IPO to request a link to the online SAIL Grant application beginning August 1st. The SAIL Subsidy grant application for the 2021-22 academic year is due September 10th.   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.

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 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 in 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 program that is 14 days or longer in length.
b) has successfully completed the 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:

Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer programs that have been awarded a SAIL grant subsidy that do not enroll 10 or more students (by November 1st for Winter Break programs, February 1st for Spring Break programs, April 1st for Summer programs) 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 at the 3:1 ratio. In this context the term "enroll" means a student has applied for a program and has also paid a deposit.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the CILMAR Grant Application Qualtrics survey to apply to IPG separately, if you have not previously completed IPG.*
  2. Contact your school/college IPO beginning August 1st to request a link to the online SAIL Grant application

Deadlines:

IPG applications must be submitted by August 13th.*

SAIL applications must be submitted by September 10th.

 

Last updated on 07/01/2021

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