UMN Faculty travel & curriculum grants, Africa-related

ASI Faculty Travel Grants of up to $2,000 and ASI Faculty Curriculum Development Grants of up to $3,500

Faculty and P&A instructors at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, are eligible. (Graduate and undergraduate students are not eligible.) Both Travel and Curriculum Development Grant proposals must support development of courses with a strong Africa-related component or institutional collaboration with overseas partners, preferably African entities, in the African Studies arena. Unless at least one of these objectives is met, travel for research or conferences cannot be funded.

We strongly encourage all applicants who plan to undertake travel and/or curriculum development projects in Summer 2018 to apply by 20 March 2018, since the ASI requires 60 days' notice to assist faculty with plans, if any, for overseas travel. The ASI must review itineraries before booking to ensure compliance with the Fly America Act and must submit requests for approval of overseas travel to the U.S. Department of Education at least 30 days prior to the proposed date of departure.

The ASI does accept applications for both grants, however, on a rolling deadline.

For Travel Grants, please contact Klaas van der Sanden for form.

For Curriculum Development Grants, please submit only a one-page proposal, including budget, per the attached guidelines. No application form is required.

Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the ASI at or Klaas van der Sanden, ASI Associate Director, at or at 612-625-1856.
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