The objective of the International Speakers Program is to encourage discussion and debate at UF on major international and global issues. We do this by providing matching funds to departments, schools, and colleges that bring speakers to campus to address issues with an international or global focus of broad interest.
Proposing a Speaker
Proposals requesting our support may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed in a timely manner. The dean, director, or department chair of the proposing school, college, center, or department must submit proposals to the International Speakers Program. Detailed directions for proposals can be found here.
Criteria for Selection
Criteria for selection include the potential of the project for advancing international and global education at UF; the extent of interaction with students, particularly undergraduates; the degree to which the project supports the international objectives of the department, school or college; and the project's ability to reach a broad audience. Additional consideration will be given to timely topics as well as speakers that are proposed and supported by more than one department. Speakers at conferences or workshops are eligible for support as long as the event is advertised and open to the public.
Typically the Program will underwrite up to half of the cost of a speaker, not to exceed $1500. Preference will be given to those proposals that also have committed funds from the department, school, college, center or other funding. Occasionally, additional funds are made available for promotional use.
A brief report on the speaker’s presentation and affiliated activities is to be submitted to the International Center within two weeks after the speaker’s presentation. This report should summarize the activities and include a brief summary of the speaker’s remarks. The report will be posted on the UFIC website.
For more information, see http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/isp.html
Purpose: To recognize outstanding international endeavors by tenured UF faculty members and to encourage more UF faculty to pursue international activities; to recognize the many contributions of staff to our campus internationalization priorities.
Faculty: Each college is invited to submit nominations for the two faculty "International Educator of the Year" awards by October 19, 2012. Every colleges may nominate one individual for each of the two awards-one for junior faculty (untenured or newly tenured) and one for senior faculty. IFAS, CLAS and the College of Medicine may nominate two people in each category because of the relatively larger sizes of those colleges. The winner of each of these two awards will receive $1,000.
Staff: The staff award recognizes the important contributions of University of Florida staff to the internationalization priorities of the campus. This new award, first made in 2010, is intended to recognize the essential role of UF staff in furthering campus internationalization priorities. Anyone may nominate a staff member from any unit on campus for this award following the criteria and process described below. Up to two awards may be made in the staff category. The awardees, if more than one, will share equally the $1,000 set aside for the staff award(s).
Process: Nominations for each award may be made by anyone on campus (not limited to the unit in which the individual nominee is employed). Each college is free to develop its own review process for submitting nominations for each award; the faculty nominations from each college must be officially transmitted to the UF International Center by the department chair of the nominee with the endorsement of the college dean.
Nominations for the staff award may be developed and submitted to the UF International Center directly by the nominator. The nominations, in each case, should consist of a statement of no more than three pages describing the international accomplishments of the faculty or staff member being nominated. Contact information for the nominee and a summary paragraph (brief professional biography) about him or her should be placed at the beginning of each nomination. Please do not submit resumes.
Deadline: October 19, annually.
For more information, see http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/iea.html
Under the sponsorship of the University of Florida International Center (UFIC), a fund is available to support UF student and faculty engagement with affiliated Indonesian universities with the goal of expanding collaborative activities that benefit UF and its Indonesian counterparts. Student grants will be available for students to engage in UF-initiated programs in Indonesia (e.g. studios, study tours, specialized courses), internships under the sponsorship of affiliated Indonesian universities, or mentored research projects. These can be credit or non-credit opportunities. Faculty grants will be available to establish and/or lead educational programs or initiate research projects.
The following Indonesian universities currently have formal affiliations with the University of Florida: (Additional affiliations are being developed and can be supported through this grant program when such affiliations are formalized.)
Available Travel Grants:
For students, a maximum grant of $2,000 can be secured to support travel. Eligible travel for students requires a minimum stay in Indonesia of 3 weeks.
A maximum travel grant of $3,000 is available for faculty to support planning or implementation of educational/research collaborations with affiliated Indonesian universities. For faculty, these can be short-term exploratory trips as well as longer stays in conjunction with a formal UF-initiated program. Both student and faculty proposals must indicate the source of additional financial support for their travel since these grants are not intended to fully cover the costs even for the shorter trips.
To apply for funding support, students / faculty should submit the following to UFIC:
Successful applicants will have to complete a post-travel report to be submitted with travel receipts to secure reimbursement up to the approved level of support. All participants will have to comply with UF requirements to register their trip with UFIC (http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/TravelRegistration.html), in order to secure MEDEX coverage while abroad. Students will be required to purchase CISI health insurance through the UFIC.
Additional Support Available for Students
For UF students participating in a program/or research project with an affiliated Indonesian university which involves a stay of three months or more, additional in-country support is available through a program administered through the Indonesian Embassy in Washington. In-country support includes approximately $250 per month as well as a tuition waiver for courses taken through an affiliated Indonesian university. Applicants, whose travel proposal would potentially qualify for this additional support, will be advised at the time of submission of the proposal to UFIC on how to access this additional support.
For more information,
please contact Dr. David Sammons, Dean of the UF International
Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit applications for these funds to Dr. Susanne Hill, Executive Director, UF International Center at email@example.com or 273-1500.
Purpose: The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for
international course development at the undergraduate level. Proposals may be for entirely new courses,
or for revisions to appropriate existing courses. Awards will be either $3000 for revising an existing
course, $5000 for a new course, or $6000 to be shared among two or more faculty jointly proposing a
new course. In this round of curriculum development,UFIC seeks the development of approximately 15-18 courses for inclusion in the International Scholars Program. Faculty will submit course proposals through a designated college representative. Colleges will endorse
and forward approved proposals to UFIC for final evaluation and award decisions.
Course Development: The goal for this round of awards is to develop courses campus-wide, each of which should
represent a survey of the international dimensions of a college or discipline. Thus, course content
should be internationally and thematically-focused. It is anticipated that many of these courses
are likely to target students in a particular college, although courses with cross-college
collaboration and appeal are also welcome.
Eligible Faculty: Tenured and tenure-track UF faculty with ongoing teaching appointments in undergraduate
degree-granting departments, programs, and/or centers. Lecturers and other non-tenure track faculty who have teaching appointments and course development responsibilities in undergraduate degree-granting departments, programs, and/or centers.
Timeline: Proposals are due to UFIC by Friday, February 13th, 2015. Please be aware of the deadline communicated by your college. Proposals will only be accepted directly from each designated college representative.
For more information about proposal guidelines and access to the application form please visit the following link: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/courseproposal.html
For questions, please contact Cynthia Tarter, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs,
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be submitted electronically to Vanessa Fayo at : email@example.com,
with subject line: “Faculty Foreign Language Study Grant Application,”
by no later than 3 PM on Friday, February 20, 2015. Selected
participants will be informed by Friday, February 27, 2015.
Purpose: The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is pleased to announce a call for grant proposals
to support the development of UF faculty-led study abroad programs at the undergraduate level. The
purpose of this grant opportunity is to provide faculty with the opportunity to design and establish new
UF study abroad programs, preceding the submission of a full program proposal to UF Study Abroad
Services. Faculty members whose grant proposals are selected for development will be awarded $4000
and up to $3000 to support one pre-implementation site visit.
Eligibility: Tenured and tenure-track UF faculty, lecturers and other non-tenured faculty who have ongoing teaching appointments in undergraduate degree-granting units. Courtesy faculty are not eligible. Summer, Fall or Spring term programs at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length.
Application Procedures: Applications must include a cover sheet,
a three-four page description of the study abroad program (for more
detailed information see the call for proposals), completed estimated budget form, identifed possible health risks, and brief faculty CV's.
Proposal applications may be electronically submitted as a single pdf file to
the UF International Center by March 11th, 2015 to AcademicPrograms@ufic.ufl.edu.
For questions, please contact Cynthia Tarter, Assistant Director of UFIC Undergraduate Academic
Programs, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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