Grants for Faculty & Staff

Funding for Faculty and Staff

OIA is pleased to offer a number of grants to IUPUI, IUPUC, and IUFW faculty and staff to advance campus priorities around international education.

Global Impact Research Grant (GIRG)

Full-time, tenure-track eligible faculty at IUPUI, IUPUC and IUFW are invited to apply to the GIRG. The goal of this grant program is to provide a limited number of high-potential awards that propose interdisciplinary mechanisms to tackle issues that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. While there are 17 distinct goals, the SDGs are also indivisible, and they require interdisciplinary and transnational research that is transformative and comprehensive.

Proposals that integrate the use of the IU Global Gateways, including hosting at least one activity (such as a workshop, conference, or public event), may be eligible for an additional supplement of up to $5,000 from the Office of the Vice President of International Affairs. To apply, please submit a separate application for a Global Gateway Grant indicating the GIRG grant as the source of matching funds.

Applications open October 6, 2022 and close December 1, 2022.

2022 Grant Recipients

  • Lixin Wang, Broxton Bird, and Gabriel Filippelli, Department of Earth Sciences, School of Science, and Suzanne Babich, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health
  • Ukamaka Oruche, Department of Community Health, School of Nursing, Jane von Gaudecker, School of Nursing, and Khadija Khaja, School of Social Work

OIA also supports faculty through Federal grant programs, such as Fulbright and the Diplomacy Lab.

Sustainable Development Goals Grant Program

The Office of International Affairs continues its strategy of campus internationalization around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs). OIA is encouraging faculty and staff at IUPUI to commit to this agenda by advancing scholarship, teaching, and engagement that actively pursues the SDG framework within local and global contexts. 

Applications open October 6, 2022 and close December 10, 2022.

2022 Grant Recipients

  • Ukamaka Oruche, Department of Community Health, School of Nursing
  • Laura Blythe Liu, Division of Education, IUPUC
  • Becky Liu-Lastres, Department of Tourism, Event and Sport Management, School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Cathie Carrigan, International Programs, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Virtual Global Learning Fellows Grant Program

The Virtual Global Learning Fellows Program (formerly Virtual Exchange Fellows Program) is designed to create a cohort of IUPUI, IUPUC, and IUFW faculty and staff who are prepared to facilitate global learning in a virtual environment (using video conference, discussion boards, collaborative platforms, messaging tools, etc.) in curricular and co-curricular activities. The cohort will engage in professional development, form an instructional support system, implement a virtual global learning activity in their course or student development program, and be part of a growing IU network that supports the advancement global learning. Learn more about the Virtual Global Learning Fellows Grant Program

Apply to the Virtual Global Learning Fellows Grant Program

2022 Grant Recipients

  • Amrita Datta, Herron School of Art + Design
  • Carmen Luca-Sugawara, IU School of Social Work
  • Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow, IU Kelley School of Business
  • Meganne Masko, Music and Arts Technology, School of Engineering & Technology
  • Nucharin Supakul, Radiology & Imaging Science, IU School of Medicine
  • Nathan Rousseau, Division of Liberal Arts, IUPUC
  • Chalmer Thompson, Urban Education Counseling, Educational Policy Studies, School of Education

Read more about the 2022 Virtual Global Learning Fellows.

Grants from OVPIA

In addition to the grants listed above, IUPUI faculty are eligible for grants funded through the Office of the Vice Presdient for International Affairs (OVPIA). These grants can be used to conduct research, cover costs of international travel, professional development, and more.

Learn about OVPIA funding