Faculty & Staff International Funding Opportunities

Faculty & Staff International Travel Awards

**Updates due to the COVID-19 Situation**:

On March 11, the UNC System and Appalachian State University passed down guidance that halts all university sponsored travel outside of the State of North Carolina, effective immediately until further notice.

This guidance is still in effect. No Int'l Travel Award Cycle applications will be open for FY 20/21 until new guidance allowing international travel is given.

As such, all international travel on university business is cancelled. All future funding cycles are on hold until we receive more guidance - (there will be no Award Decision announcements - for any travel cycle - until further notice).  

Please refer to the links below for further information:

Appalachian State University COVID-19 Updates: here

Business Affairs COVID-19 Expense FAQs: here 

OIED last updated: 7/15/2020


The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) offers funding for Faculty & Staff traveling abroad on projects that promise meaningful institutional advancement of international education at Appalachian. Projects may incorporate individual professional development, but they must explicitly advance Appalachian's global engagement efforts. These awards are given at the discretion of OIED's Associate Vice Chancellor and are contingent upon fund availability.

OIED allocates a set amount of money per fiscal year from its operation budget to award for Faculty & Staff international travel. To reach more individuals in the University community and to make the awarding process more transparent and fair, this process will be conducted in four cycles based on the applicants' "return from travel" date. Each cycle will be allocated a portion of OIED's International Travel funding budget, ensuring that all money is not expended before Faculty & Staff have chances to identify travel opportunities.

International Scholarly Assignment Program

In keeping with its mission of internationalizing Appalachian State University, the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) sponsors international scholarly assignment programs to develop and/or strengthen faculty global competencies. 

These programs are intended to provide Appalachian faculty members with the knowledge needed to help them infuse global issues into the courses they teach and integrate study abroad into the curricula at Appalachian, while providing them with collaborative research and teaching opportunities abroad.  

Appalachian exchange faculty members also gather information and provide advice to OIED about the programs and courses available at host institutions, as well as student welfare issues. 

Request Form:  International Scholarly Assignment Program

Other funding opportunities:

Questions, Concerns, Comments?

If you have any questions about OIED's Faculty & Staff International Travel Awards and the application process, please contact Michelle Hair, OIED Office & Budget Manager at this email address: oied@appstate.edu