Application Form - Minnesota State University, Mankato

Global Education Faculty Travel Grant Application
Academic Year 2016-2017
About the Grant
The Global Education Travel Grant is a pilot program that is intended to support faculty travel to
international destinations to explore the possibility of establishing new partnerships or to conduct a site
visit for a future faculty-led study program. While travel grants can be used to explore possible
partnerships with institutions in many countries, preference will be given to countries that are not under a
travel warning issued by the U.S. Department of State and countries the Global Education Advisory
Council has designated as strategic priorities (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey). A
maximum of $1,000 per proposal is available for a travel grant and faculty are required to submit a Global
Education Advisory Council site visit evaluation form upon return. Applicants are encouraged to seek and
demonstrate they have access to matching funds.
Eligibility
All faculty, except adjunct faculty, are eligible to apply for a Global Education Faculty Travel Grant.
However, fixed-term faculty members are not eligible to receive a grant during their final term of
employment.
Deadlines
There are two application deadlines. For grant-sponsored activities that occur between November 1, 2016
– June 30, 2017, the deadline is October 3, 2016. For grant-sponsored activities that occur between July 1,
2017 – June 30, 2018, the deadline is April 1, 2017. Applications must include evidence that they were
received in the Office of the Provost (WA315) by the date of the deadline.
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Application Process
Applicants should deliver fully completed application forms to the Office of the Provost, attention to
the Dean of Global Education (WA315), by the application deadline.
Applicants should include a written statement that addresses each of the considerations identified in
the selection criteria. The statement should not exceed 5 pages.
Applicants must complete the budget information included in the application form and provide
documentation to support cost estimates.
Applications must be received before the event occurs. No application will be considered if the
application is received after participation in the activity. Please be aware that if faculty submit an
application and incur an expense before being notified of funding, they may be responsible for the
expense if the grant is not approved.
Review Process
Applications will be distributed to members of the Global Education Advisory Council. Council
members will individually review applications using the Global Education Faculty Grant Evaluation
Form included below. After reviewing the applications, the members will convene to select award
recipients. Awards will be made based on clarity of the proposal and justification of its impact.
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Award Information
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Grant recipients agree to return to Minnesota State University, Mankato for one semester following
the grant period. If the recipient does not return to MSU, the grant shall be repaid in full upon
separation of service.
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Following the grant period, each grant recipient shall submit a follow-up report to the Global
Education Advisory Council describing the activities supported by the grant. Reports will be posted
to the Global Education website. (See the website linked through the Global Education home page.)
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The deadline for submission of expenses is within 5 days after completion of the project for which
the grant was awarded, except for expenditures in the last month of the fiscal year which must be
processed according to State of Minnesota guidelines. Claims submitted later may not be honored.
There may be tax implications (see timely submission link at
http://www.mnsu.edu/busoff/travel/news/051208.html.)
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Expenditures beyond the award will not be reimbursed through the grant.
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The State of Minnesota guidelines for lodging, meals, and transportation will be observed. See
expense reimbursement link http://www.mnsu.edu/busoff/travel/expensereimburse/ifo.html.
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When a grant is awarded, an individual cost center will be created for the applicant. Global
Education will include this cost center in the award letter. This cost center should be used on
reimbursement forms when the applicant is submitting their receipts to Global Education.
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GLOBAL EDUCATION FACULTY TRAVEL GRANT EVALUATION FORM
Applicant:
Evaluator: ________________________
Signature:
Please score and provide rationale for each of the following categories. Please circle the number
which best describes your opinion. Base your answers on this scale:
O = Low, l = Fairly Low, 2 = Medium, 3 = Fairly High, 4 = High.
1. Purpose of the activity
Purpose relates to activities supported by the Global
Education Faculty Travel Grant (i.e., travel to explore
prospective partnerships and travel to conduct site visits for
future faculty-led programs).
Yes
No
2. Applicant statement addresses key selection criteria ________ Points
Low
Description includes a rationale for how the travel benefits
students and contributes to internationalization of the
University.
0
Description reports any relevant previous grant support
and/or international experiences.
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High
1
2
3
1
2
3
Low
High
Low
Description includes a clear and complete statement of
how the proposed international travel will contribute to:
a) the exploration and development of a strategic
institutional partnership in a priority country
b) the exploration and development of an institutional
partnership in the designated country, or
c) the development of a future faculty-led study
program.
4
4
High
0
1
2
3
4
0
1
2
3
4
0
1
2
3
4
3. Budget
________ Points
Budget items clearly support grant activities and are
reasonable and appropriate.
0
1
2
3
4
Budget includes specific details about dates of travel and
expenses.
0
1
2
3
4
Documentation of costs is included in the proposed budget.
0
1
2
3
4
Budget conforms to institutional guidelines.
0
1
2
3
4
Low
High
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4. Overall Project Evaluation
________ Points
The application is readable, well-organized, grammatically
correct, and understandable.
0
Low
High
1
2
3
4
Overall Proposal: Which of the following three categories do you feel this project falls into?
A Should be funded
B Possibly funded
C Not funded
Total Points* __________________
*Total Points may be referred to in the Council’s deliberations of proposals of equal merit.
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