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Global Classrooms Funding Initiative

Global Classrooms (GC) offer an accessible way to internationalize teaching and learning experiences by combining global and cross-cultural collaborations with technology. Additionally, they enable faculty and instructors to work closely with peers abroad. GCs benefit students and organizations in participating regions by offering a cost-effective complement to student mobility, as well as creating pathways to international exchange and study abroad. The goal is to leverage existing technology and strengths within the GC collaboration.  

There is no one way to create a global classroom.  The nomenclature of “Global Classroom” is intentionally open to allow for variations and approaches that are discipline-, region-, and challenge-specific. As described on this website, which is a resource for faculty considering global classrooms, a global classroom can be roughly divided into low, medium and high touch.  

This funding competition will support costs identified by faculty in all three types of engagements.   

Eligible expenses associated with low and medium touch global classrooms cannot exceed $3000.  High touch GCs may have higher costs; as such a budget of up to $10,000 will be considered by the review committee.  See budget section below on examples of eligible costs.  As part of their application, applicants may make requests for dedicated support from the staff in the Centre for International Experience (CIE) and local campus teams, for assistance in outreach to partners, designing the learning experience, program development and administrative assistance.  

Global classrooms funded through this competition must take place in the summer or fall term of 2021 and/or the winter term of 2022.  Applications may be for more than one term.   

Timeline 

Feb 11                          Launch of Call for Proposals 

Feb 25                          Info session/Fireside chat – Global Classrooms – register here 

Mar 15                         Two paragraph overview due 

March-May                  Develop proposal, supported by local campus teams as needed 

On or before May 14    Submission of (up to) three-page proposal 

Week of May 31           Decision on funded proposals 

Spring 2022                  Workshop for all successful applicants to share best practices 

Please note, if you are applying for funding for a summer class, you may submit your application at any time in order to get a timely response. 

Please click here for more information on the Global Classrooms Funding Initiative.