International Travel Grant Information

International Travel Grant Information

*NOTE: You will find the International Travel Grant Application Form at the end of this document.

Please submit ONE copy of your proposal with original signatures to:


International Travel Grants

Center for Global Engagement

Indiana State University

217 North 6th Street

Gillum Hall Rm 240

Terre Haute, IN 47809


General Information

The International Travel Grants provide funds to enable tenured and tenure-track faculty to lead projects that help Indiana State University engage with the world in learning and discovery activities. Awardees are expected to benefit ISU’s goals in global engagement. Proposals are reviewed by a panel of faculty appointed by the Provost, and the Center for Global Engagement (CGE).



Tenured and tenure-track teaching, non-teaching faculty, special purpose and full-time temporary faculty who have served at ISU in those capacities for the previous two consecutive years are also eligible to apply; applicants are eligible to receive a maximum of two consecutive years of International Travel Grant funding.



The deadline for a completed and fully signed application to CGE is October 1 each year for the fall competition and March 1 each year for the spring competition. The deadlines are dependent on funding.


Proposal Format

See “What to Submit” section.


Allowable Costs

Costs for airfare, lodging, meals, transportation, and visa fees are allowable. The need for each item requested should be clearly justified. Applicants may request up to $2,500.00 in International Travel Grant funds. All reimbursements must be in accordance with ISU travel policies.


Criteria for Evaluation

Soundness and significance of the proposed project, how well grant criteria were addressed, and to what extent the expected outcomes of the project will benefit ISU's goals in global engagement in learning and discovery. Consideration will be given to adequacy of resources to implement the project, and adherence to allowable costs.


Projects should focus on one of the following:

A. Discovery activities focusing on collecting data, collaborating with colleagues in research, as well as performance or presentations related to research (support for invited presentations at international conferences will be considered).

B. Learning activities related to curriculum development or course activities involving planning for student travel related to learning. This does not include traveling with students.


Final Report

A final report about how the travel met the grant criteria is due to CGE within 90 days of completion of the travel. The final report should also include action steps outlining projects that are a result of the experience. These could include research presentations, published articles, course outlines with international experiences, or future faculty-led student travel. Please contact the CGE office for more information.



Selections are made by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs based on the recommendation of the Review Committee and CGE, and are subject to availability of funds. Awards will be announced by the end of October for fall competition and the end of March for spring competition.


What to Submit

In order to facilitate and expedite the review of proposals, the International Travel Grant Review

Committee requires that proposals be submitted in the following format. Please note that only one copy of the completed proposal with original signatures needs to be submitted.

  • Application Form (PDF fillable form)
  • Abstract
    • A concise description of the project, 200 words or less double-spaced.
  • Proposed Budget (download Excel document)
  • Budget Justification
  • Proposal Justification
    • This brief narrative describes why your project is necessary and why it should be funded.
  • Project Narrative (six double-spaced pages or less)

    • The project narrative is the core of your proposal. Members of the ITG Review Committee make decisions based on their interpretation of your project as described in your proposal. It is to your advantage to provide background information in enough detail to convey why you are proposing the project, a description of what you propose to do and how you propose to do it, the goals of the project, and how grant criteria are addressed. Be as clear and complete as possible. In preparing your narrative, you should keep in mind the criteria by which the proposal will be evaluated.
  • Other Document or Appendices
    • Attach letter of invitation from international host, letters of support, and evidence of support project.