International Course Development Grants

Courses may range from the arts and sciences to the professional disciplines, including pre-law classes, and may focus on a variety of topics related to globalism and its effects on societies across the world. The experiential component of the course can be incorporated in a multitude of ways.  Some possible examples include:

  • Winter Session courses, conducted overseas and occurring during the two weeks before the Spring Semester with a few intensive sessions pre- and post-program
  • Full-term or eight-week courses, involving a short term study tour during Winter Break, Spring Break, or immediately following the Spring Semester
  • Standalone, four-week Summer Session courses, primarily conducted overseas

When applicable, the faculty member could utilize the resources of the IU Global Gateway Offices in Europe, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.

Please note that credit hours of all HHC courses taught by non-HHC personnel are accredited to the units of the instructors.

  • Eligibility

    Tenure-Track and Permanent Non Tenure-Track faculty members from any IUB school are welcome to apply for this course development grant. All applicants need the email endorsement of their chairs or unit directors at the time of application. For courses taught during the academic year, this endorsement should specify that the applicant may teach the HON-H course as part of his/her regular load during the semester requested. 

  • Deadline

    The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2019.

  • About the Funding

    Grants in the amount of $6,000 are available to fund the development of new HON-H courses for Spring 2020 and beyond that will incorporate an international travel component to enrich student understanding of the course topic. These courses will constitute new program offerings in the Hutton Honors Study Abroad portfolio. Successful applicants will be expected to serve in the capacity of faculty director during the international travel components. The Hutton Honors College will provide the faculty director with planning, logistical, and onsite staff support.

  • How to Apply

    Please send the following documents via email attachment (PDF) to

    1. Sample syllabus
    2. Course description (300 words max)
    3. Overview of the international experiential component
    4. Brief CV (please include education, current employment and title, and only publications and/or courses taught relevant to proposal)
    5. Letter of endorsement from department chair or unit director

    In the subject line, please enter "HON-H international course development grant application.”

    Note: Applicants should have in-country experience with the proposed site of the international component. If lacking such experience, please include an explanation of how you will utilize this grant to conduct a site visit to the proposed location.

  • Selection Criteria

    The following criteria will be considered, when selecting proposals for funding:

    • Academic quality of proposed course
    • Feasibility of international component
    • Quality of teaching
    • Intellectual originality and breadth
    • Potential significance for the Hutton pedagogical curriculum

    Applicants are encouraged to creatively present how the international component will be integrated into the course, while explaining the educational rationale behind the choice of a particular location or locations. Preference will be given to programs that draw upon the resources of the IU Global Gateway Offices, travel to non-traditional locations, and have the potential to grow into an annual offering.

  • Note on IU Overseas Study Advisory Council Requirements

    Courses developed with HHC international course development grants must be approved by the IU Overseas Study Advisory Council (OSAC), before any recruiting, advertising, or scheduling for the proposed program begins. The Hutton Honors College Director of International Experiences and Undergraduate Grants will work directly with faculty grant recipients to write and submit program proposals for OSAC approval.

For any questions related to procedural, pedagogical, and academic matters, please write to