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Program Description:

Global Education Grants for Program Development 

Program Overview

The focus of the Global Education Grants for Program Development (GEO Grants) is to provide seed money to individual faculty or groups of faculty interested in increasing study abroad participation, through either faculty-led or custom program initiatives. Funds can be used to develop a new program or enhance existing programs. Typically, funds are requested for international travel to conduct a site visit in order to evaluate a study abroad location from an academic and student-service perspective, establish networks and partners in-country, and begin the groundwork for program and logistical planning.

The proposed programs/initiatives should be integrated into departmental curricula in ways that promote academic and financial sustainability. In addition, the program/initiative should be strategic, framed within a college or department’s established plan for internationalization and integrated into that unit’s offerings.

Specific application cycles may have designated priority areas in which awards will receive preference. 

See here for full details: https://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/Faculty/Grants.html.

See the  for current application cycles.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 09/01/2019
09/16/2019 10/15/2019 06/10/2020
NOTE: September 1 deadline is intended for winter session/spring break/early summer site visits (funds must be allocated prior to the end of the current fiscal year, generally by June 10).
Spring 2020 03/01/2020 04/01/2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: The funds will be allocated from next fiscal year and be available August 2020. Funds must be allocated prior to the end of the fiscal year by June 10th.

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