Professors Around the World (paw) csulb global Faculty Incentive Grants Program Program Description and Purpose

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Professors Around the World (PAW)

CSULB Global Faculty Incentive Grants Program
Program Description and Purpose
The Office of the Provost in conjunction with the Office of the International Education and Global Engagement is pleased to announce the “Professors Around the World” (PAW) – a CSULB global faculty incentive grants program. The goal of the Professors Around the World program is to strengthen CSULB's global mission and comprehensive campus internationalization initiatives by engaging and supporting faculty travel related to international research projects, publications, conference presentations, grant writing, developing study or work abroad opportunities for students, and building relationships with overseas partner institutions. Strong preference will be is given to projects that are sustainable as opposed to one-off activities.
The PAW program is funded jointly by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Associate Vice President for International Education and Global Engagement. A total of $50,000 per year will be available for this grant program.
Grant awards from $500 and up to $2,500 are available on a competitive basis. New initiatives are strongly preferred over continuing activities.
All tenured, tenure-track and full-time faculty (unit 3) are eligible to apply for Professors Around the World travel grants. All applicants must demonstrate how they will meet funding objectives. To insure that funding will produce the maximum benefits for faculty members’ international professional development and the CSULB’s internationalization efforts, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate fulfilling such objectives.
Application Process
Applications for faculty travel to all parts of the world will be considered. Faculty receiving support for travel to countries on either the State Department’s travel warning list, and/or countries in the Chancellor’s Office high-hazard list, will need additional approvals and must follow established CSU travel policy guidelines.
Applications must be approved by the appropriate department chair and dean. Completed applications should be submitted for approval to the office of the Associate Vice President for International Education and Global Engagement.  Please send submissions to Teri Jablonski,
Applications shall not exceed five pages in total and must include the following:

  1. Completed cover Sheet with approvals from appropriate department chair and dean.

  2. Statement of the proposed activity outlining the goals and objectives of the project.

  3. Narrative of how the project helps meet CSULB’s strategic goals for internationalization.

  4. Narrative addressing how the project will facilitate the international professional development of the faculty requesting the grant.

  5. Information about the visiting overseas institution and/or individual collaborators (if applicable).

  6. Travel budget specifying itemized costs such as airfare, lodging, meals etc. and other sources of support. Maximum amount awarded through this program will be $2,500. Additional need should be met through other funding sources.

Review Process
A Peer Committee formed from the International Education Committee will review and recommend applications for funding. Review criteria will include:

  • Impact on CSULB global engagement and student success

  • Sustainability of the project

  • Likelihood that the proposal will create opportunities for CSULB to form lasting partnerships with institutions overseas

  • Cost-effectiveness (cost sharing through department or other sources is strongly encouraged)

For travel in the 2015-16 Fiscal Year applications will be reviewed by the selection committee in two cycles: April 15 and October 15.

Final Report and Presentations
Award recipients will be required to submit a final project report, not to exceed two (2) pages. The report should be submitted within 2 months of the completion of the travel. The reports from all funded projects will be kept in archives for future use and follow-up and will be available through CIE web site.
Additionally, all award recipients are expected to participate in a “PAW Seminar” jointly organized by the Center for International Education and the International Education Committee during the fall and spring semesters following the completion of their award trip. A brief presentation of the project will be expected at the seminar and will be open to the entire campus community.

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