IGS Global Exchange Program Funding (IGS-Globex)

Note: Global Scholars Awards have been replaced by IGS-Globex


Program Overview:

The Institute for Global Studies’ Global Exchange Program (IGS-Globex) provides funding in support of high-impact projects and activities that encourage global thinking and learning for the UD community and beyond. This includes: 1) outbound activities such as international research and collaborations, study tours, and meetings to explore partnership opportunities; 2) inbound activities such as conferences, lecture series, and visiting scholars; and 3) seed funds for larger grant applications/programs.

Funds may be used for travel, research costs, stipends, and other expenses directly related to the proposed activities. Please note that F&A/overhead and/or using IGS-Globex funds for UD-faculty salary are not allowed. Unless granted an extension, all funds must be spent within one year of the award date. Any unspent funds are to be returned to IGS upon expiration of the award period. Extensions requests are to be made to the IGS Director three months prior to the end of the award period. The IGS Director reserves the right to approve or deny any and all extension requests.

Full-time UD faculty members are eligible to receive IGS-Globex funding once every three years. Part-time UD faculty members, emeritus faculty, and undergraduate/graduate students are ineligible to apply. Projects that include department or other cost sharing and those that request limited IGS-Globex support are more likely to be selected for funding. Preference will be given to UD faculty members who have not received IGS financial support in the last three years. 

Submission Requirements

IGS-Globex funding applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the IGS Advisory Board on a rolling basis.

Proposals must include:

  1. Title page
  2. Summary of no more than 1,000 words that clearly identifies the project or activity’s a) purpose; b) significance and potential impact; c) linkages to global thinking and learning; and d) expected outcomes/benefits
  3. Budget and budget narrative that provides justification for all associated costs and clearly identifies the total amount requested
  4. Detailed timeline of project or activity
  5. Letter of Support from Department Chair or Dean

Questions and completed proposals should be sent to Dan Bottomley (dbott@udel.edu), Associate Director for Contracts, Grants, and Partnerships.


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