IGS Global Exchange Program Funding (IGS-Globex)


Program Overview:

The Institute for Global Studies’ Global Exchange Program (IGS-Globex) provides funding for UD faculty members in support of high-impact projects and activities that contribute to the University of Delaware’s campus internationalization. According to the NAFSA Association of International Educators, this is defined as, “…the conscious effort to integrate and infuse international, intercultural and global dimensions into the ethos and outcomes of postsecondary education. To be fully successful, it must involve active and responsible engagement of the academic community in global networks and partnerships”

Examples of campus internationalization activities eligible for IGS-Globex funding include:

    1. International research activities that result in new collaborations, partnerships, curriculum and knowledge that benefit the University of Delaware community
    2. On-campus conferences, lecture series and visiting scholars that engage UD students and the greater UD community on global issues
    3. Participation in programs for faculty with limited international experiences to inform research and teaching efforts.



IGS-Globex awards may be used for travel, research costs, stipends and other expenses directly related to the proposed activities. All applications require a faculty member’s home department to contribute at least $500 to the proposal.

Per diem for meals, page charges for journal publications, visa fees, F&A/overhead and/or using IGS-Globex funds for UD-faculty salary are not allowed.

While travel requests for international conferences may be considered, it is expected that the faculty member demonstrate the relevance of conference activities to global research and teaching at the University of Delaware as well as organize meetings to create and/or strengthen collaborations that benefit the UD community.

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.


IGS-Globex funding is limited to full-time UD faculty members who have not received IGS financial support in the last three years. Projects that include significant department or other cost sharing and those that request limited IGS-Globex support are more likely to be selected for funding. Please note that part-time UD faculty members, emeritus faculty, post-doctoral fellows, undergraduate/graduate students, UD staff, and full-time UD faculty members who have received IGS financial support in the last three years are ineligible for IGS-Globex funding.


Faculty that receive IGS-Globex awards are expected to submit a report within 1-month of the funded activity’s conclusion. Each report is required to include:

    1. Summary of accomplishments achieved during the activity
    2. Description of the activity’s impact on UD campus internationalization
    3. Planned or potential follow-on efforts


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. 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 campus internationalization; and d) expected outcomes/benefits
    2. Project timeline, budget and budget narrative that provides justification for all associated costs and clearly identifies the total amount requested
    3. Letter of Support from Department Chair or Dean


Applications may be uploaded and submitted via this online form. Please note that applicants are expected to submit completed proposals. Partial submissions and/or email submissions will not be accepted.


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