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2022-23 Funding Opportunities from Purdue International Programs and CILMAR

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

Purdue International Programs (IP) is offering funding opportunities for faculty and staff on the Purdue West Lafayette campus that support faculty and staff in developing new undergraduate online courses or projects with international partners that intentionally plan for intercultural learning outcomes. In addition to the Virtual Experiential Intercultural Learning (VEIL) Grant, International Programs is offering the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Grant, a funding incentive specifically targeting undergraduate 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, the Semester Abroad in Intercultural Learning (SAIL) Grant program that supports traditional faculty-led study abroad is accepting applications for programs in the coming academic year. 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. Alumni of IPG prior to 2020 are required to complete the new IPG training focusing on the VE track.
  • The VEIL Grant supports undergraduate virtual exchanges which provide international peer interaction along with intercultural learning instruction to each group of students. Requires new IPG (Fall 2020 IPG completion or later).
  • The COIL Grant supports virtually connected undergraduate 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 or later).
  • The SAIL Grant supports short-term study abroad and study away (i.e. in-person) programs that embed intercultural learning instruction. Requires IPG (completion of past or current version of IPG fulfills this requirement).

Deadlines

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

Fall programs:COIL and VEIL applications are due June 30th, 2022.

Winter, Spring, and Maymester programs: COIL, VEIL, and IPG applications are due August 12th, 2022.

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

 IPG-COIL-VEIL grant infographic

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 12th.

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 may be combined 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 may not be combined with VEIL for a single program.

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Grant

Undergraduate programs only

The $4000 COIL Grant is intended to compensate faculty/staff for the greater time commitment in designing and facilitating a virtual international collaboration for undergraduate students. Because of the complexity and nature of COIL programs, it is reasonable to expect that the process of identifying international partners, fostering relationships, and collaborating on curriculum design may take up to a year to complete prior to actual implementation of the COIL program involving students. All COIL Grant applicants who have not completed the Intercultural Pedagogy Grant since 2020, must enroll in IPG as well. It is strongly recommended that the IPG requirement be fulfilled during this preparation year, prior to leading the COIL program with students. Participants who complete both programs will receive both grants. 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 drawn from either the Intercultural Knowledge and Competence or Global Learning VALUE rubrics (AAC&U VALUE Rubrics). These outcomes must be incorporated explicitly into all COIL programs.
  2. Intercultural Assessment of outcomes. Programs must incorporate a pre/post model of summative assessment to measure the impact of their program on student growth or change in regard to intercultural learning outcomes.
  3. Experiential intercultural activities followed by guided reflection of learning.
  4. Collaboration among groups of students from two or more institutions abroad on a common project or goal as a focus of a shared curriculum.
  5. 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.
  6. Submission and approval of an Intercultural Learning Action Plan through CILMAR prior to program start.
The Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) will assist faculty/staff in identifying learning outcomes and appropriate assessment options. 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 (The Intercultural Program Leader Completion Survey) has been submitted to CILMAR.

Application Process:

Complete the CILMAR Grant Application Qualtrics survey. (IPG application included)

Deadlines:

Fall programs: June 30th, 2022.

Winter, Spring, and Maymester programs: August 12th, 2022.

Virtual Experiential Intercultural Learning (VEIL) Grant

Undergraduate programs only

The $1000 or $2000 VEIL Grant is intended to compensate faculty/staff for the design and/or facilitation of (non-COIL) virtual intercultural exchange opportunities for their undergraduate students. If the virtual exchange is not embedded in an existing course but fulfills program qualifications, course credit can be offered via Purdue College of Engineering's Vertical Integrative Program (VIP). Program leaders must consult with VIP Director, Carla Zoltowski (cbz@purdue.edu), to attain approval for credit and to review expectations and requirements of VIP. Programs that provide online international learning opportunities that leverage turnkey solutions offered by third party providers and/or embed Purdue students virtually in organizations or communities abroad may also apply for a VEIL Grant, i.e. internally designed ICL curricula are not a prerequisite.* All VEIL Grant applicants who have not completed the Intercultural Pedagogy Grant since 2020, must enroll in IPG as well. It is strongly recommended that the IPG requirement be fulfilled in the year prior to leading the VEIL program with students. Participants who complete both programs will receive both grants. 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 drawn from either the Intercultural Knowledge and Competence or Global Learning VALUE rubrics (AAC&U VALUE Rubrics). These outcomes must be incorporated explicitly into all VEIL programs.*
  2. Intercultural Assessment of outcomes using either the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) or the Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge Short Scale (ASKS2). Programs must incorporate a pre/post model of summative assessment to measure the impact of their program on student growth or change in regard to intercultural learning outcomes.*
  3. Experiential intercultural activities followed by guided reflection of learning.*
  4. Advancement of a disciplinary research endeavor or applied design solution that engages students with groups from two or more institutions abroad.
  5. VEIL courses must involve at least 12 students, with at least 6 of these from Purdue. (12 from Purdue when a third party provider is used)
  6. Submission and approval of an Intercultural Learning Action Plan through CILMAR prior to program start.*

The Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) will assist faculty/staff in identifying learning outcomes and appropriate assessment options. 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.

*Growing, Learning, and Understanding Everyone (GLUE) certificate curriculum option:

VEIL Program leaders may request the use of CILMAR's GLUE certificate program to fulfill intercultural learning requirements of the VEIL Grant, including the ICL Action Plan. If this option is selected, CILMAR will assign an Intercultural Learning Mentor to lead the 14-hour curriculum delivered via synchronous sessions and asynchronous modules on Brightspace. VEIL program leaders must participate in the facilitation of the certificate program with the expectation that future use of the certificate curriculum will be lead by the VEIL program leader and not CILMAR's mentors. For questions about this option, contact Dr. Daniel Jones at dcjones@purdue.edu.

This grant is available at two funding levels:

  • Repeating programs: $1000
  • New programs: $2000

Application Process:

Complete the CILMAR Grant Application Qualtrics survey. (IPG application included)

Deadlines:

Fall programs: June 30th, 2022.

Winter, Spring, and Maymester programs: August 12th, 2022.

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 2022-23 academic year is due September 9th. 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. Contact the Office of Study Abroad for more information about approval of departmental study abroad programs and the SAIL Grant.

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 12th.*

SAIL applications must be submitted by September 9th.

 

Last updated on 08/22/2022