Faculty Grant Program

The International Center Faculty Grants Program aims to foster faculty international initiatives that contribute to expanding and strengthening the international dimensions of teaching, research and engagement at the University of Hartford. The International Center awards up to seven grants (maximum of $1,000 each) each year to full-time faculty members.


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Selection criteria (in order of priority) are:

  • Work that improves the international understanding of the campus community.
  • Work that can be shown to have immediate impact on students' experiences in the classroom.
  • Development of a study abroad course or study abroad component for currently existing courses.
  • Faculty travel to cultivate new exchange programs or affiliation agreements/partnerships with universities abroad.
  • Faculty travel for research conducted abroad or to participate in an International Faculty Development Seminar.
  • Faculty travel to present at an international conference.

Please note: Only in extraordinary circumstances can faculty receive grants in two consecutive years. Attendance at international conferences will not be considered.


Application Process

The application packet must include:


1.  A completed Application Form International Faculty Grant application.pdf   

2.  A one page proposal consisting of:

  • A clearly defined purpose of proposed international activity and how the activity will promote international dimensions of the unit or the University.
  • Clearly defined outcomes that support internationalization of the campus.
  • Potential for the activity to result in future international activity.
  • Budget justification of activity costs and potential value of the results of the activity.

3.  A one page itemized budget sheet

4. An abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the applicant (s)

5. Letter of support from the Department Chair or College Dean


Application Deadline

Grant applications should be submitted by July 1, 2014 to Sarah O'Leary, Director of International Studies, in GSU 327. Selected faculty will be notified by July, 21, 2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.  Funds must be expended before July 1, 2015.


Post Award Report

Grant recipients are required to submit a detailed report along with the Travel Expense Voucher within one month of completing the funded activity. The report should describe the tangible outcomes and benefits of the funded activity.  Recipients who fail to submit the required narrative report will be ineligible to receive future funding from the International Center Faculty Grants Program.


For additional information please call 768.5101 or e-mail