The Hutton Honors College and the School of Public Health-Bloomington have been selected to receive a grant as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. These funds will support a new project aimed at training faculty members to develop and direct their own short-term study abroad programs. Selected participants will attend on-campus trainings during the spring 2020 semester, followed by a four-week practical training held onsite in Ghana.
International Training for Faculty
Tenure-Track and Permanent Non Tenure-Track faculty members from any IU school are welcome to apply for this course development grant.
The deadline for proposals is August 15, 2019.
- About the Funding
The Hutton Honors College and School of Public Health-Bloomington have been selected to receive a grant as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. Indiana University is one of 21 colleges and universities from across the United States selected from over 120 applications to create, expand, and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of foreign policy goals. The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.
Funds from the grant will pay for selected faculty members’ airfare to Ghana, hotel accommodation and meals while in Ghana, as well as their in-country transportation.
- Program Details
The training will primarily take place in Ghana from mid-May to mid-June, with additional sessions on campus during spring and summer 2020. Sessions will include targeted trainings on how to develop and adapt a course syllabus for a study abroad program. Additionally, participants will receive training on how to plan and manage the administrative, logistical, and student support aspects of directing a study abroad program. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply this training to practice during pre-departure orientation sessions with the students and while abroad in Ghana.
While in Ghana, these training sessions will continue. Participants will also engage with students during program excursions for the Culture and Health in Africa Program, including visits to hospitals, clinics, universities, shrines, markets, and cultural centers. In their free time, participants will also visit the Cape Coast Slave Castle, Kente Weaving Center, Cape Coast Beach, and the Kakum Rainforest where they can do a canopy walk with the students.
- How to Apply
Please send the following documents via email attachment (PDF) to Jeff Heerdink-Santos, HHC Director of International Experiences, and Cecilia Obeng, Academic Director of the Culture and Health in Africa Program:
- Statement of interest
- Brief CV (please include education, current employment and title, and relevant publications and/or courses taught relevant)
In the subject line, please enter "HHC/SPH-B International Traning for Faculty."
- Selection Criteria
The program directors will review all submitted application materials, with particular importance given to the statement of interest. Applicants should clearly convey their interest in proposing their own study abroad programs in the future and how they think this training will benefit those endeavors.
Applicants will be notified of their status via email, following the deadline. Finalists may be required to meet with the program directors before selections are confirmed.