There are a variety of internal and external grants available to support international activities and recognize significant international contributions of IU faculty members.

Indiana University, through the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA), administers several internal grant awards each year and also advises IU faculty members on other selected external grants.

Freie Universität Berlin–IU Joint Research Workshops and Short-term Research Grants

These grants facilitate research cooperation between Freie Universität Berlin and IU by supporting joint research workshops and short-term research stays for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.

Application deadline: September 15, 2016; May 15, 2017; September 15, 2017

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Fulbright Programs

OVPIA advises IU faculty and professionals from any campus regarding the application process for two of the federal Fulbright programs, the traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards and the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program. The Fulbright-Hays program has been in hiatus since 2012. Faculty can expect to receive an announcement if the program is reestablished.

Address inquiries to: Denise Gardiner (Director of Finance and Administration),, (812) 855-8840

Global Gateway Seed Grants: China, Europe, and India

OVPIA will match up to $5,000 in commitments from other IU units (e.g., departments, schools, campuses) for activities at the China, Europe and India Gateway Offices. Preference will be given to applications that build on existing IU institutional partnerships, that involve collaborative activities likely to be sustained and enhanced in the future, and that advance strategic international goals of other IU units as well as the Indiana University International Strategic Plan.

Application deadline: At least eight (8) weeks in advance of the event date

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International Short-Term Visitors Grants

These grants support travel expenses to bring visitors to IU campuses for events such as conferences, workshops, lectures or performances that explore international topics, presumably in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Applicants must have support from the department, school, or campus sponsoring the event. Preference will be given to applications with external funding.

OVPIA will contribute to the cost of airfare for invited participants, up to a maximum of $4,500 per event ($1,500 maximum per individual visitor; applicants may seek support for up to three international visitors for one conference or workshop).

Application deadline: At least eight (8) weeks in advance of the event date

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John W. Ryan Award

The John W. Ryan Award honors faculty who have made exceptional contributions to international programs and engagement, which have had a sustainable impact on the students and faculty of the university. The Office of University Ceremonies coordinates the application process online. Please note that only electronic dossiers are accepted.

Application deadline: October 15, 2015

Address inquiries to: or (812) 855-3761

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Language Learning Grants

Language learning grants provide up to a maximum of $5,000 for IU faculty to acquire new language capability necessary for carrying out a planned research activity or to enhance teaching, or engage in other university-related activities. Priority given to language training that supports research and/or teaching on international topics, presumably linked to activities in other countries. Grants may be awarded for intensive language programs in the US or abroad, special tutorials, or regularly offered language courses. Self study programs will not be funded. Applicants must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at any IU campus.

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Overseas Conference Grants

Overseas conference grants provide support for faculty to participate in an international conference. Applicants must be full-time academic appointees at an IU campus. Applications must have matching commitment with IU institutional funds, e.g., from department, school, or campus.

Application deadlines: October 3, 2016; January 16, 2017; April 3, 2017 and July 3, 2017

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Overseas Study Program Development Grants

Overseas study program development grants, up to a maximum of $3,000, support faculty to explore the academic and logistical local arrangements for prospective faculty-led study abroad programs. Applicants must be full-time academic appointees on one of following IU campuses: IUB, IUE, IUK, IUN, IUPUI, IUS, or IUSB.

Application deadlines: November 1 and February 2

Address inquiries to: IU Office of Overseas Study,, (812) 855-9304

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