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UOIP, CEUT sponsoring mini-grants

By Catherine Doss

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 21 - February 20, 1997

Faculty members planning to internationalize their courses can now apply for funds from the University Office of International Programs (UOIP) and the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (CEUT).

"In our ongoing effort to internationalize the curriculum at Virginia Tech, we have once again joined with CEUT in sponsoring the Curriculum Mini-Grant funding program to provide assistance to faculty members in developing, implementing, and infusing their courses with substantive international content," said Patrick R. Liverpool, vice provost for international programs.

All faculty members who teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses are eligible to submit proposals and receive awards.

"We hope this funding opportunity will stimulate faculty members to collaborate effectively on issues and opportunities that go well beyond individual courses and departments," said Terry M. Wildman, CEUT director.

Individual grants will be awarded up to $1,500 and must be matched by department or college support. The deadline for proposals is March 21, 1997. Recipients will be notified the first week in April.

Applicants receiving grants will be expected to submit a final report to UOIP at the conclusion of the project. They may also be asked to share their work with others in the university community through publications, informal discussion groups, or formal workshops. Recipients will be required to acknowledge the support of CEUT and UOIP in any reports concerning their respective projects.

Faculty members interested in applying for grants can discuss their project plans with Liverpool at 1-6452 or Wildman at 1-9109.

Application forms are available from the UOIP office (134 Burruss Hall, 0265), and completed applications should be returned to the same office.