Funding available for innovative global learning faculty-led program

The Council on International Education Exchange, a Western Washington University-affiliated study abroad program, has announced its second-annual Generation Study Abroad Access Grant. The grant awards $20,000 to an innovative CIEE custom or faculty-led program each year that increases access to study abroad. The grant is part of the CIEE pledge to support Generation Study Abroad, the Institute of International Education initiative.

Programs must be at least two weeks in duration with a minimum of 10 students. Programs will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Topic – Is the focus unique and relevant to today’s students?
  • Access – Will you promote the program to students who typically don’t participate in study abroad?
  • Location – Is it particularly relevant to the program topic? Note: The city must have a CIEE Study Center. CIEE study centers are located in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Proposals should be no more than 500 words and should include the following information:

  • Theme and goal of program
  • Whether you’ve led a study-abroad program
  • The length of your program (two-week minimum)
  • The number of participants you anticipate

Generation Study Abroad Access Grant will be awarded this fall. Applications are due Aug. 31.

More information is available from Kellie Sullivan, director of CIEE Faculty-led and Custom Programs, at or 207-553-4043. Those interested also can contact Liz Partolan-Fray, director of International Programs and Exchanges at WWU, at 360-650-7970 or Partolan-Fray is the CIEE Academic Consortium representative for Western.