DePaul University Academic Affairs > Faculty Resources > Scholarship > University Research Council > Global Engagement Grants Program
The URC award for Global Engagement (URC-GE) is intended to support faculty efforts to enhance their research through engagement with an international partner institution or faculty member. Applicants for these grants should be DePaul tenured/tenure-track faculty members. Proposals must contain an explicit plan for international mobility. Mobility can either be outbound only (DPU faculty traveling to international partner), inbound only (international partner coming to DPU), or, preferably, a combination of inbound and outbound. The latter option does not require synchronicity of travel.
Global Engagement grants provide up to $4,000 in funding that can be utilized in various ways, for example: pay for replacement cost for the faculty member; travel expenses for the DPU faculty or partner faculty; housing costs (see more examples below). Faculty interested in pursuing these opportunities can contact the office of the Associate Provost for Global Engagement for assistance.
Eligibility for faculty development grants is limited to full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty. Faculty may apply for one Global Engagement Award per academic year. In selecting awards, the council takes into account three priorities: demands on strategic plans and initiatives, the applicant's record of completing projects, and how the project sustains the university. Implementation of global engagement experiences for faculty may involve course scheduling and faculty compensation issues, For this reason it is imperative that the faculty member coordinates with the Chair/Dean and budget manager of the unit as appropriate. Evidence of this coordination must be provided as a detailed support letter from the Department Chair/Dean, as appropriate, with the application.
Applications are accepted in the Fall and Winter with deadlines of October 15th and March 15th, respectively.
Applicants should submit the following through Campus Connect (click on "grant Proposals" in the "Faculty Center" section) by the appropriate deadline:
Grant recipients should keep the following in mind: