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 GIRG was a grant program that provided a limited number of high-potential awards to individuals that proposed 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.

We are no longer accepting applications for GIRG. Please review below for the 2023 recepients. 

2023 Grant Recipients

  • Les Etienne - Center for Africana Studies and Culture; Eric Kyere, School of Social Work; Patricia Turley, Africana Studies
  • Becky Liu-Lastres - Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management, School of Health and Human Sciences
Read more about the 2023 GIRG Recipients. 

OIA still 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 are currently closed. Please review the 2023 Grant Recipients below. 

2023 Grant Recipients

  • Matthew Hume - Director of International Programs, International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC)
  • Sophia Abdulahi - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Shonda Nicole Gladden - Social Justice Student Specialist, Multicultural Center
  • Amanda Cecil - Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management, School of Health & Human Sciences
  • Tina O’Neal - Clinical Assistant Professor, IUPUI School of Education

Read more about the 2023 SDG Grant Recipients. 

Virtual Global Learning Fellows Grant Program

The Virtual Global Learning Fellows Program is designed to create a cohort of IU Indianapolis, IU Columbus, and IUFW faculty and staff who are prepared to facilitate global learning in a virtual environment (using video conferences, discussion boards, collaborative platforms, messaging tools, etc.) in curricular and co-curricular activities. For the 2024 cohort, OIA is offering a special Virtual Global Learning Fellows Program featuring professional development delivered by Florida International University’s FIU COIL. 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 of global learning. Learn more about the Virtual Global Learning Fellows Grant Program

2023 Grant Recipients

  • Sydney Craig - Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Coordinator of Foundation Studies
  • Michin Hong - Associate Professor, School of Social Work
  • Douglas Jerolimov - Instructional Consultant, IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Kimmaree Murday - Principal Digital Learning Specialist, IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning

Read more about the 2023 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