Indiana University Southeast

International Programs

Academic Grants

In addition to the scholarships to support study abroad (see the study abroad page for more information on scholarships and financial aid), there are a variety of grants available to support international activities such as researching international topics or international instructional development activities. These grants are offered primarily for IU Southeast faculty.

Scholarship and Grant Application Policies

The application deadlines are as follows:
  • March 1 for participants in summer semester, fall semester, or academic year programs
  • October 15 for participants in spring semester programs

The International Programs Committee considers the following ranked criteria in making its decisions:

  1. Length of program
  2. GPA
  3. Academic strength and preparedness, maturity, and adaptability
  4. Quality of Statement of Purpose regarding benefit of study abroad
  5. Anticipated long-term effect of study abroad on study and/or career plans
  6. Financial need
  7. Other criteria deemed relevant by the Committee

Students applying for a scholarship to go on a program in which they have already participated will not be awarded funding. However, this does NOT exclude applicants who want to travel to the same country on a fundamentally different program.

If a scholarship recipient is unable to complete the proposed study abroad program for any reason other than a documented case of extreme emergency, he or she must repay all funds awarded within 30 days of dismissal or withdrawal from the program. This includes, but is not limited to, early dismissal from a program for academic or behavioral reasons.

Students who do not receive a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 for the courses taken on the study abroad program must repay the full amount of the scholarship within 30 days of notification of grades.

Acceptance of this funding obligates students to publicize the opportunities and advantages of overseas study upon their return (such as speaking before a student group or writing an article for the campus paper).

Submit your application and enclosures to:

Dr. Valérie Scott or Dr. Lucinda Woodward
International Programs
School of Social Sciences
Indiana University Southeast
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany IN 47150

Announcing: New Scholarship Opportunities

The IU Southeast Business school has had the privilege to receive some considerable support for students' international academic endeavors. We are excited to announce three new scholarship opportunities:

  1. James W. and Phyllis Robinson International Study Scholarship
  2. Carlton and Sue Sanders International Study Scholarship
  3. Jerry E. and Sheila R. Wheat International Study Scholarship
  4. Willard and Ruth Findling International Study Scholarship

CCR Student Travel Grant

The application deadline is as follows: 2013 TBA

The intent of the CCR Travel Grant is to assist an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at Indiana University Southeast in a cultural experience that involves direct personal interactions within another culture (e.g. homestay, teaching, conference attendance and/or presentation) beyond those of a guided tour. All majors are welcome to apply. Stronger consideration may be given to applicants pursuing education-related careers and those graduate students who have received his or her bachelor's degree within the past two years. The above are guidelines and not absolute restrictions.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program.

Who Should Apply
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
Learn more about eligibility requirements.

When to Apply
The Gilman Scholarship Program accepts applications two times per year. Ideally, students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program is scheduled to begin.
Learn more about deadlines and the application timeline.

The David Hershberg Scholarship for International Study - Summer 2015

The Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana is pleased to announce the David Hershberg Scholarship for international study in the summer of 2015.

Scholarship funds of at least $1,500 can be used to help defray the costs of international travel, lodging, and maintenance for a period of at least 21 days of study or research outside the United States.

Selected recipients of the David Hershberg Scholarship will be asked to commit to providing WAC a 10-15 video/Power Point presentation of their overseas experiences that WAC might use for promotional purposes.

Note: Deadline has been extended to March 6, 2015.

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Applications

Ambassadorial Scholarships are for one academic year abroad and provide funding for round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, some educational supplies, and language training (if necessary) up to a maximum award of $28,000 or its equivalent.

IU System Grant Opportunities

The IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs offers an array of grants to encourage faculty from all the IU campuses to engage in international activities. These grants can cover a range of activities including conference attendance, research projects, instructional or curriculum development, and international cooperation projects.

John W. Ryan Award

The John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies honors Indiana University faculty members for exceptional contributions to the University's international programs and studies.

Funding: Recipients of this award will be recognized at the Founder's Day ceremony with a certificate and an award of $1,000 to be provided by the IU Foundation. Up to two awards are given each year within the IU system.

Deadline: TBA

Contact: OVPIA, Bryan Hall 104, IU Bloomington; phone: (812) 855-5021; and e-mail:

Language Learning Grants

Support for IU faculty to acquire new language capability necessary for carrying out a planned research activity or to enhance teaching, or engage in other university-related activities. Grants may be awarded for intensive language programs in the US or abroad, special tutorials, or regularly offered language courses. Self study programs will not be funded.

Funding: Maximum $2,500

Deadlines: Applications will be accepted when these opportunities arise.

Contact: OVPIA, Bryan Hall 104, IU Bloomington; phone: (812) 855-5021; and e-mail:

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Overseas Conference Fund Grants

Partial support for faculty to attend an international conference to present a competitively selected paper.

  • Funding: Maximum $1,000 in awards per 24-month period.
  • Deadline: October 1, January 15, April 1, July 1
  • Contact: OVPIA, Bryan Hall 104, IU Bloomington; phone: (812) 855-5021; and e-mail:
  • Guidelines and Application

Short-Term Faculty Exchange Programs

Each year OVPIA recruits faculty members and librarians for short-term (maximum of one month) assignments at a number of partner institutions abroad during the calendar year.

Funding: Round-trip airfare, housing, living stipend

Deadline: TBA

Contact: Shawn Reynolds, OVPIA, Bryan Hall 104, IU Bloomington; phone: (812) 855-8669; and e-mail:

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Short-Term International Visitors Grants

Partial support for IU faculty to bring international faculty and specialists to IU to present lectures or performances.

Funding: Maximum $500

Deadlines: Applications will be accepted as these opportunities arise.

Contact: OVPIA, Bryan Hall 104, IU Bloomington; phone: (812) 855-5021; and e-mail:

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