Faculty & Staff International Funding Opportunities

Faculty & Staff International Travel Awards

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.


Int'l Travel Awards for the 2021 - 2022 Academic (fiscal) Year :

 Award cycles for the 2021 - 2022 fiscal year are all closed.

 DISCLAIMER: Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Int'l Travel Awards are contingent upon App State's post-COVID-19 travel policy and budget allocations. Should current, as of March 2021, travel restrictions and budget reductions persist, all awards will be rescinded until App State returns to "normal" operations. 


Award cycles for fiscal year 2022-2023 are posted below.


Please refer to this page for all current COVID-19 related travel policies.

 

Travel Award Application Process

  • The application and award process for these funds will be conducted in four cycles (indicated below) based on applicants' "return from travel" date.
  • Each cycle will have an application deadline and an award decision date.
    • Please select the "Click Here" link in the "Application Link" column below corresponding with the travel cycle that aligns with your travel dates. 

Application Cycle Timelines

Applications are accepted and reviewed based on indicated travel-end date/return date timelines.

Funding for fiscal year 2022-2023 (July 2022 to June 2023) will open in Jan. 2022. The below cycles apply to fiscal year 2022-2023, beginning July 2022.

Travel Cycle:

Application  Link: 

Application Due: 

Award Decision:

Cycle 1: 

Travel Return Date 

between June 1 - Aug. 31

CLOSED

 March 4

 March 18

Cycle 2:

Travel Return Date

between Sept. 1 - Nov. 30

Open Now

July 1 

July 15 

Cycle 3:

Travel Return Date

between Dec. 1 - Feb. 28/29

Will Open in July 2022

September 2 

September 16 

Cycle 4:

Travel Return Date

between March 1 - May 31

Will Open in July 2022

Jan. 6, 2023 

Jan. 20, 2023 


  • Applications close at 11:59 pm EST on the "Application Due" date indicated above.
  • If the above deadlines land on a non-business/non-working day (weekends, holidays, inclement weather closures, etc.), the deadline defaults to the next business/working day.

Criteria & Guidelines

In an effort to ensure as many individuals as possible receive an award, below are the criteria and guidelines for applying.

  • All Appalachian State University Faculty & Staff (excluding visiting scholars) are eligible to apply - tenure track Faculty will be given higher priority.
  • Maximum award amount per application is $1,500.00 and contingent upon funds committed by both the department and college/school/division.
  • Applicants may only apply once per fiscal year (only the first application submitted will be considered).
  • Award funds must support Appalachian's global engagement efforts.
  • Applicants not awarded in the previous fiscal year will be given higher priority.

Important Notes:

  • Due to App State using ChromeRiver for Travel Authorizations and Reimbursements now, OIED funds can only be applied as a Journal Entry or Budget Revision Request after the fact.
  • Awards cannot be applied retroactively on travel that has already completed.
  • OIED does not issue travel advances.
  • If the award recipient leaves the University before the award money is used or the travel is canceled for any reason, the award money will be reallocated for other applicants.
  • If award funds are not used within the awarded fiscal year, the award will be canceled/rescinded.
  • If you're applying for funding for an International Fellowship, please review the University's policy.
    • If you're traveling on a Fulbright Fellowship, you will use their international travel insurance (ASPE).
  • Extenuating Circumstances: in special cases, exceptions to timelines may be made. These exceptions will be decided by OIED on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to or notify OIED by emailing OIED@appstate.edu of any extenuating circumstances you may have beforesubmitting any application. 
    • Extenuating Circumstances examples are below, but are not limited to these specific examples:  
      • Award Decision notification timeline: if your "return from travel date" falls in a particular travel cycle that has an Award Decision date which comes after your date of departure, please submit your application as soon as possible, and then notify OIED by emailing OIED@appstate.edu
      • Exceptional global engagement opportunity discovered at the last-minute (post application submission deadline). Please reach out to or notify OIED by emailing OIED@appstate.edu.

Instructions

  • Applicant Instructions: 
  • Reviewer/Approver Instructions: 

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