The Office of International Programs (OIP) allocates funds to support international efforts at CSU in various ways.
International Research Activities Funding
The Office of International Programs and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) are collaborating to provide funding that supports international research activities at CSU. This collaboration is part of the OVPR Quarterly Strategic Investment program. This ongoing program offers support for a broad range of research, scholarship, and discovery activities. Approximately $100,000 is anticipated to be available each quarter with approximately six to eight awards anticipated to be made each funding cycle. Additional information and instructions to submit a proposal, as well as deadlines, can be found here.
The Q2 funding cycle will have additional funds available to support proposals for international research activities. For this quarter only, the review committee will give special consideration to applications seeking support for international research activities. These requests will have a minimum total project cost of $10,000. Through our partnership, the OVPR and OIP combined contribution will be up to 2/3 of the total project costs. The final 1/3 should come as matched funds from a college, departmental or other external source.
We are especially interested in proposals focused on research activities that address global challenges that cross borders and disciplines (broadly defined – examples might include projects addressing issues related to international social justice, global climate/health, cultural studies, etc., and the inclusion of multiple disciplines is encouraged). Proposals that include activities aligned with existing strategic priorities in international research are also strongly encouraged (including, but not limited to: CSU Todos Santos, the Africa Center, Agricultural Biosecurity, etc.).
Education Abroad Scholarships
OIP developed a $35,000 scholarship program to support undergraduate education abroad participation. Approximately 60 awards will be granted. Awards range from $200 for a summer, $500-$750 for a semester, and $750-$1,000 for an academic year. Priority will be given to applicants studying in a nontraditional part of the world and to students with underrepresented majors in study abroad.
William J. & Jean S. Griswold Scholarship
Two $1,000 scholarship awards are given to Colorado State University students each spring. Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate students, international or American, enrolled full-time for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship is awarded based on extent and depth of contribution to the greater Colorado State University international community and to the academic field of history. All students with one year or more of study at Colorado State University, including sophomores, juniors, graduate students–as well as both American and international students–are encouraged to apply.