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  • Program Terms: Faculty-led Proposal
  • Restrictions: Mason applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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GEO Program Development Grant

Deadline: March 31,2019

The Global Education (GEO) office is pleased to announce the Program Development Grant. Through this initiative, the Global Education Office seeks to support a globally engaged faculty in their endeavors to internationalize the Mason student body. This grant is designed to assist any Mason faculty in creating new, sustainable, and engaging international programming for students. 

Grant Details

To support Mason faculty in internationalizing their curriculum by becoming academic leaders in study abroad programming.

The Global Education Office (GEO) will award Mason Faculty (up to $2,000) in funding for international travel to support the development of new study abroad programming for GEO, including, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Global Discovery Courses (regular term courses with an abroad component)
  • Short-term faculty-led programs
  • Semester faculty-led programs
  • Internships
  • And more
Grant Requirements
  • Restricted to developing new programs
  • Must demonstrate how the proposed program will impact the Mason student body
  • Applications must include a detailed, estimated budget for travel to be covered by grant
  • Applications must include a letter of support from the college dean or department head
  • Open to all Mason Faculty
Proposal Guidelines
  1. One Page Program Narrative:
    1. Summary of proposed student opportunity:
      1. Student learning objectives
      2. How it supports Mason’s strategic goal to be a globally engaged university.
    2. Proposed program name
    3. College and department
  2. Detailed Itinerary of Faculty Travel
    1. Dates
    2. Location
  3. Detailed budget of estimated travel costs
  4. Letter of support from Dean/Department head that includes:
    1. Support about your proposed travel location
    2. Dates of your proposed trip
    3. Support of the proposed learning objectives of potential program
Evaluation Criteria
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Degree to which the proposed program will promote global competency or have a positive impact on the overall internationalization of George Mason.
  • Clear explanation of proposed student learning objectives as they relate to internationalization.
  • Extent to which the project promotes Mason’s vision for building a globalized curriculum.
  • Inclusion of a detailed, estimated, and cost-efficient travel budget.
*Please note: If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit your Travel Authorization Request to the Global Education Office before your trip*

Award Activity
  • Grant recipients are required to submit a trip report within 30 days of return.
    • Your final report will be 3-5 pages.
  • Must submit a Travel Expense report with original receipts.
    • All fiscal policies of Mason apply.
  • Travel to countries with U.S. State Department Travel Warnings must be in compliance with George Mason's travel policies. The award of this grant does not replace any requirements of those travel policies.
  • All Program Proposals will be submitted by June each year.

*Failure to complete the above award activities will affect future considerations for funding*


Scholarship and Grants Specialist

Kris Crassweller 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Faculty-led Proposal 2020 05/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.