Awards and Grants
Faculty, do you want to receive occasional emails regarding internal and external international grant, travel, and research opportunities? The Office of Global Affairs receives many great updates from external sources and we would love to pass on this information to you through the Global Affairs distribution list. 90% of emails will be faculty focused, with the occasional email related to students or general international information. We also promise not to flood your inbox. Please note: We cannot filter for discipline/topic specific opportunities. If you would like to be added to this list please contact the Director of Global Affairs.
SHU Office of Foundations and Grants
A central clearinghouse for proposals and proposal writers at the University, the Office of Foundations and Grants exists to advise and assist the faculty and staff in the development of grant proposals to both public and private funding sources and in the administration of sponsored programs. Its ultimate goal is to secure additional funds to enable members of the University community to expand knowledge, to enhance teaching and service activities, to direct innovative projects and research, and to institute meaningful and progressive changes--activities consistent with the University's strategic plan.
The Office of Foundations and Grants maintains a resource library on grants and grantsmanship as well as files of program announcements and application kits for governmental and private sources. The office disseminates information to the faculty and administration via this web site, memos and personal contact. The office matches institutional and faculty interests with potential funders using the SPIN database, as well as manual searches; assists in program planning and proposal writing, including editing and budget preparation; processes proposals via internal review and sign-off procedures; and tracks proposals by maintaining a liaison with funders.
SHU University Research and Creativity Grant
The SHU University Research and Creativity Grant provides funding to support faculty research or creative endeavors geared to publication or presentation that will enhance the faculty member’s professional development. Grant applications are reviewed by a faculty committee representing the four schools of the university.
SHU International Partner Universities and Programs Mini-Grants
The international Partner Universities and Programs (iPUP) mini-grant program was created in an effort to further support Sacred Heart University’s academic partnerships abroad. Available to SHU faculty and staff interested in visiting one of our partner international universities or programs, the iPUP mini grant is designed to complement existing faculty and staff travel plans.
Selected awardees will visit a partner university or program during their existing international travels on behalf of the university. These visits allow faculty and staff to represent the university and strengthen existing partnerships, deepen relationships, and/or expand opportunities to generate additional research collaboration.
A limited number of iPUPs are available each fiscal year. Coordinating the visit will be in collaboration with the Office of Global Affairs and the host institution.
Provost's Global Engagement Award
The Global Engagement Award is an annual award to recognize a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to advance global learning at Sacred Heart University. It recognizes contributions to global education and international programs at the University. In addition to honoring an individual faculty member, the award—by identifying excellence in global engagement and by recognizing outstanding work—serves as a resource and inspiration to other faculty.
This award recognizes extraordinary contributions of a faculty member who has initiated, developed and/or supported opportunities for global learning.
An annual award ceremony will take place during the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony held in April. Faculty who receive the Award for Global Engagement shall be designated throughout their careers at the University as “Distinguished Global Professor.”
One (1) faculty member will be recognized for a total of one (1) award. The recipient will receive a certificate and $1,000 to support their professional development endeavors.
Nominations for the 2014 SHU Global Engagement Award will begin January 15, 2014 and end March 1, 2014. Submit your nomination here.
- The Promoting Study Abroad in STEM and Sustainable Development (RFP #2) competition will be open to higher education institutions in the United States, Chile, and Peru and is intended to support innovative proposals to increase the number of U.S. students studying in Chile or Peru, preferably in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or sustainable development fields.
NSF Grant: Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC)
CNIC awards support short international planning visits by US-based researchers or small workshops that are expected to result in submission of follow-on full research proposal(s) to NSF. In addition to the formal solicitation, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the CNIC program are available. Potential proposers should review both these FAQs and the solicitation before contacting program staff. Prior to formal submission in response to this solicitation, it is required that potential proposers make contact with the cognizant OIIA/ISE Country/Regional Program Officer. The OIIA/ISE Country/Regional Program Officers are listed at http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/ise/country-list.jsp. Note that CNIC does not provide support for, or to participate in, international conferences or congresses. Such support should be requested in proposal(s) to an NSF Directorate (see NSF Grant Proposal Guide sections II.D.8 & II.D.9).
The Fulbright Program offers a number of year- or semester-long research and/or teaching grants for college and university faculty members at all career stages. Short-term consulting grants are also available to U.S. faculty through the Fulbright Specialist Program. Staff may also be eligible to apply to some programs.
Generally, a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required to apply for a Fulbright Scholar Program grant. Faculty without a Ph.D. or the equivalent may apply for a Student Program grant to pursue independent research or to work towards a doctoral degree.