Intercultural Pedagogy Grants (IPG)

2020-21 IPG Completion

2020-21 IPG participants are encouraged to consult with Dr. Daniel Jones to finish program requirements and receive the grant stipend. Reapplying to the program for completion only during the 2021-22 academic year is possible for those applicants who have already conferred with Dr. Jones. In order to be eligible for "Completion Only" applicants must have all components of IPG completed, with the exception of the IC Action Plan approval, assessment data analysis, and the Completion Survey, prior to applying.

2021-22 IPG

The newly revised Intercultural Pedagogy Grant (IPG) program now provides two separate tracks to support faculty and staff in developing intercultural interventions for their programs and courses. One track focuses on in-person study abroad and study away programs, and the other emphasizes supporting intercultural student learning in virtual contexts.

  1. IPG alumni are again eligible to participate in this year’s IPG if they previously completed IPG with a study abroad focus and are now interested in professional development on facilitating intercultural learning in virtual settings.
  2. IPG (virtual ICL track) is required of applicants of the VEIL or COIL Grants, with the exception of those who completed the 2020-21 IPG training. IPG (study abroad/away track) is also required for any SAIL Grant applicant who has not previously completed the IPG program.
  3. The expected total time commitment for the Intercultural Pedagogy Grant is 20 hours.
  4. A $2,000 discretionary award will be disbursed to participants after they successfully complete all IPG requirements (detailed below).
  5. If IPG program requirements are not completed within the 2021-22 fiscal year, funding is not guaranteed in 2022-23.

Application Process

Please note that, unlike previous years, 2021-22 IPG applications are separate from SAIL funding applications that support faculty-led study abroad programs. All IPG applications, whether for study abroad/away or virtual intercultural learning tracks, can be submitted via this Qualtrics survey.

Participants may also use the above application link to apply to COIL or VEIL Grants. For more information on Curriculum Grants such as the COIL, VEIL, and SAIL Grants, click on this link.

Program Details

Summer IPG support for Fall COIL and VEIL courses and projects will be arranged with faculty on an individual basis. In the Fall, IPG workshops for both tracks will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in early September and continuing through mid-October. Each participant must attend a minimum of six (two required plus four elective) IPG workshops after completing pre-Workshop modules and tasks via Brightspace. All workshops are 90-minute, synchronous webinars delivered online and accompanied by pre- and post-workshop asynchronous modules in Brightspace. The elective workshops have been designed either to address the needs of a particular program type or more broadly to build expertise for those leading virtual programs. Webinars will be recorded for on-demand occasional make-up of sessions participants may miss, but live attendance is expected whenever possible.

IPG Workshops
Date Time Workshop Type
1 Thurs 9/9 1:00-2:30PM Intro to IPG and program logistics Required
2 Tues 9/14 1:00-2:30PM ICL in the Virtual Context Best Practices Elective
3 Thurs 9/16 1:00-2:30PM Backward Design #1: Learning Outcomes Elective
4 Tues 9/21 1:00-2:30PM COIL: Support and Resources Elective
5 Thurs 9/23 1:00-2:30PM Backward Design #2: IC Assessment Tools Elective
6 Tues 9/28 1:00-2:30PM Virtual Exchange: Approaches and Resources Elective
7 Thurs 9/30 1:00-2:30PM Backward Design #3: ICL Activities/Interventions Elective
8 Tues 10/5 1:00-2:30PM IC Teamwork in the Virtual Context Elective
9 Thurs 10/7 1:00-2:30PM Designing ICL Activities for the Virtual Context Elective
10 Thurs 10/14 1:00-2:30PM ICL Data Analysis and Action Plan Completion Required

Grant Completion Requirements

Additionally, participants are required to complete the following:

  • Pre-workshop modules on Brightspace due prior to Workshop 1.
  • Test-drive a new assessment tool of their choosing with a follow-up debriefing
  • Curate 1 experiential tool in the Intercultural Learning Hub (either a new tool or an adaptation of an existing tool)
  • Complete an Intercultural Learning Action Plan prior to program start
  • Submit a Data Analysis via the Completion Survey after program end

A $2,000 discretionary award will be granted to participants after they successfully complete all IPG requirements. Enquiries about 2021-22 IPG can be sent to Dr. Dan Jones, CILMAR Senior Intercultural Learning Specialist, at

The decision table below can be used to assist participants in selecting elective workshops most appropriate to their experience level and context.

 If/then decision table for IPG workshops

A word from the Dean of International Programs:

Study abroad research (Vande Berg et al. 2009) challenges the long-held assumption that exposure to difference alone is sufficient to enhance intercultural competence. Furthermore, research findings also reveal that little positive intercultural development occurs through cross-cultural contact alone without the intentional implementation of intercultural competence goals and appropriate pedagogy. For our study abroad programs here at Purdue this means that sending or accompanying our students abroad is insufficient. We need to do more. If we truly desire for our students to develop certain intercultural knowledge, skills and/or attitudes then we need to facilitate such learning; otherwise, it will most likely not occur.

With these research findings in mind, International Programs is pleased to offer Study Abroad Intercultural Learning (SAIL) and Intercultural Pedagogy (IPG) grants. SAIL grants are designed to reduce program costs for students while IPG grants facilitate intercultural learning. We hope that you will choose to apply.

Dr. Michael A. Brzezinski

Goals: Learning Outcomes and Evidence

Per the recommendations of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Transparency Framework and the NILOA Excellence in Assessment Standards, we provide the goals for each program offered through CILMAR.

75% of 2020 IPG trainees will (A) demonstrate reflective pedagogy in their  Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 courses or programs. Further, 2021 IPG trainees will (B) report increased confidence and self-efficacy in their ability to (1) use backward design, (2) apply intercultural theory in curricular design, (3) identify appropriate assessment tools and activities for intercultural learning, and (4) identify appropriate virtual tools and instructional approaches that address challenges of the virtual classroom. Evidence will include: (A) reflective pedagogy measured using Kolb's cycle of learning as a "rubric" such that leaders can (1) articulate a data-informed hypothesis about students' learning and/or (2) articulate a data-informed plan for improvement of learning; and (B) efficacy measured via the CILMAR Intercultural Pedagogy Self-Efficacy Scale administered in retro-pre/post fashion. 

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