Funding Opportunities

McGlothlin International Education Fund

There are two types of funding available to faculty in the McGlothlin International Education fund:

  • Global Funding: These funds are available to Radford University full-time faculty systemwide interested in conducting teaching, research, or other scholarly initiatives of a global nature. Award amounts vary but typically range between $250-1,500 per faculty. Strong preference will be given to initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to international research and other scholarly activities, the internationalization of the curriculum, or the engagement in cross-collaboration with other departments (academic and non-academic). Participants will be required to submit a final report with the results at the conclusion of their initiatives.
  • Programming Funding: These funds are available to Radford University department, programs, recognized student groups as well as individual students, faculty and staff interested in pursuing initiatives (abroad or at home) that foster a mission of campus internationalization, collaboration, diversity and/or inclusion. Award amounts vary and will not exceed $2,500 per initiative. Strong preference will be given to initiatives that clearly demonstrate the following in their application:
    • Impact: What is the expected impact of this initiative to our University community? How will it be measured?
    • Diversity and Inclusion: How will this initiative contribute to fostering an environment of internationalization, diversity and inclusion?
    • Collaboration: Cross-collaboration with other departments (academic and non-academic).
      Participants will be required to submit a final report with the results at the conclusion of their initiatives.
Important Information
  • Awards cannot be used to pay for deposits.
  • Funding available may change from year to year.
  • All funding awards are exclusive to the individual applicant, for the term(s) stated, and not transferable.
  • Applicants will be required to provide any and all types of other funding (both internal and external) being applied for, or expected to be received, as part of the application process.
  • Projects considered incomplete and/or not showing a lack of progress, or projects that impact negatively any aspect of University, may be subject to funding withdrawal.
  • Any materials submitted as part of the funding application and process, including the final report, may be used by Radford University for promotional purposes.
  • Failure to adhere to the funding requirement may result in disqualification from immediate or future funding.
Selection of Awards

The International Scholarship Committee will review, select and grant all awards. Recipients will be selected in accordance to the eligibility stated above, be notified via email, and instructed on the next steps of the process.
 
Application
 
All individuals interested in pursuing funding through the McGlothlin International Education Fund are encouraged to submit a written document to globaled@radford.edu providing as much information as possible on the initiative being proposed. Please note that if you are applying for programming funding, you must also answer the following questions in your document:
  • Impact: What is the expected impact of this initiative to our University community? How will it be measured?
  • Diversity and Inclusion: How will this initiative contribute to fostering an environment of internationalization, diversity and inclusion?
  • Collaboration: Cross-collaboration with other departments (academic and non-academic).

Deadlines
 
All applications must be submitted by deadlines below. Late applications will be reviewed and accepted depending on availability.
  • Summer: March 1
  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Spring Semester: November 1
Contact Information
 
All questions should be directed to Sara Coulson, Education Abroad Coordinator, at scoulson4@radford.edu.
 

R.J. Kirk Asian Scholars Fund (RU)

The Zylphia Shu-En Kirk Scholars study one year of Mandarin Chinese classes at Radford University and take a Chinese culture class. With a grade of B or better in these courses, they then receive a partial stipend to study for three weeks during a faculty-led program in China during the summer.

While in China, the Kirk Scholars continue their language studies, travel throughout the country, and visit sites such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and also visit cities such as Beijing and others.

For more information, please contact Sara Coulson, Education Abroad Coordinator, at scoulson4@radford.edu.

Other External Funding Opportunities

Study Abroad Association: The Study Abroad Association Faculty Grant Program provides research and development funding for college faculty interested in creating and incorporating study abroad programs into their teaching.

List of Faculty Funding for Research and Teaching Abroad by the University of Washington at Tacoma