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Call for Proposals for International Projects Award Program

Published: April 2, 2010

The International Education Committee and the Center for International Education invite faculty and staff members from any discipline or department/division to submit proposals for internationally related projects.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 12, by which time either five collated copies of the proposal much be submitted to the International Education Committee, c/o International Projects Awards, Center for International Education, (IEC), BH 201, or by Word attachment of the cover sheet and project description to IEC via e-mail to Shannon O’Connell.

The Office of Academic Affairs has allocated a total of $5,000 for the program. Typically, grants of $500-800 have been awarded per proposal. The selection of proposals shall be conducted by members of the CSULB International Education Committee. Annually, the committee selects a preferred topic for the projects.

This year the preference will be given to projects that involve short-term study abroad programs, especially those that innovatively engage students in the host community, including service learning and volunteer projects. It is expected that award money would be used for a variety of activities that will enhance students’ experience and learning in short-term study abroad programs during the 2010-11 academic year or during the winter or summer of 2011. Projects must be completed Aug. 31, 2011.

At the conclusion of the course, a one page evaluation summarizing the outcome of the project must be submitted to Vltaka Velcic, chair of the International Education Committee (IEC).

Selection criteria includes depth and quality of the proposed project; direct benefit to students with regard to increased internationally related knowledge, awareness, and skills; justification for the requested funding amount; and clarity and specificity of proposal in addressing the five points of the project description.

Examples of proposal topics that would satisfy this year’s topic include development of a new study abroad course or program; substantial revisions of a current study abroad course for a new location or with a new component (such as service learning); and projects that request funding for costs incurred during the study abroad course or program such as for local guest speakers and various program supplies.

For more information or to receive a proposal form contact O’Connell.