Guidelines for Awarding of the Kahl Endowment for Internationalizing the Curriculum

The purpose of the endowment is to provide funds for faculty travel related to the internationalization of the curriculum. Funds are not available to support travel for international conferences. The following guidelines govern the awards:

I. Faculty submit a proposal to the Provost and Academic Vice President who has the final approval on the allocation of the funds.

  1. Funds are considered on a rolling basis, but for programs requiring an expenditure during any particular budget year, no proposal will be accepted after March 1. Our budget (fiscal) year runs from June 1 through May 31.
  2. Any request received after a program has already begun will not be considered for funding.
  3. Requests for support received within a month of the commencement of a program will be handled on a low priority basis.

II. The proposal should contain the following:

  1. Statement of goals.
  2. Rationale for use of funds and relationship to internationalizing the curriculum.
  3. Evidence of how the project activities (a) would relate to a specific international course, including when the course would be scheduled, or (b) would otherwise specifically contribute to the internationalization of the curriculum.
  4. A letter of support from the faculty member’s Department Chair and approval by the appropriate Dean.
  5. A budget showing how the funds would be used.

III. The Provost determines the amount of the award.

IV. The faculty member submits a report to the Provost with copies to the Dean and Department Chair upon his/her return. The report should include a copy of the course syllabus and/or a detailed explanation regarding how the international experience will give students greater exposure to international topics.