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Submission must occur at least two weeks prior to the committee meeting dates
As part of Ready for the World; the Intercultural and International Initiative, the Provost calls for proposals from University Faculty, Staff, and registered Student Organizations for special projects explicitly designed to improve undergraduate education and further one or more of the Ready for the World Initiative Goals and three or more of the Ready for the World Student Learning Outcomes.
Internationally and interculturally competent undergraduate students of the University of Tennessee Knoxville will:
Examples of appropriate projects might be speakers, performances, exhibits, workshops, program events, conferences, and travel to negotiate formal relationships with cooperating institutions of higher learning in other countries.
Examples of appropriate projects might be speakers, performances, exhibits, workshops, program events, and conferences.
Priority consideration will be given to the following:
Some funds may be available for domestic travel for enhancing international/intercultural awareness and understanding—particularly if there is good evidence that students participating in the trip will return to UT and use their new awareness and understanding to build programs that will have a broad impact on other UT students.
Faculty & Staff
Note: The Center for International Education (CIE) has funds available for faculty who are traveling abroad to establish exchange relationships with international institutions, as well as to set up study abroad programs. Proposals of that nature should first request funding from CIE, and then from the Global Action Committee for unfunded balances.
The following activities are not funded:
Proposals for projects to be carried out in fall and spring semesters may be submitted throughout the year, with awards announced beginning in September. Proposals must clearly relate to the stated goals and learning objectives of the RFTW Initiatives. Proposals should be submitted at least two months prior to the start date for the project and at least one week prior to the RFTW meeting where it is to be reviewed. The Global Action Committee (GAC) will consider proposals monthly. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded and may be spent for any non-salary expenses as long as the outcomes will further the needs of the project as described in the proposal. It is expected that proposed projects will seek matching funding from appropriate sources (e.g., departments, colleges, CIE).
Each proposal must include*:
*The committee reserves the right to not review proposals not containing above items.
Please submit an electronic copy to Dr. Sally McMillan: email@example.com.