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Rollins International Grants (RIG) Individual

The overarching purpose of Rollins Internationalization Grants is to support Rollins’ mission of global citizenship and responsible leadership and the college’s efforts to internationalize the campus community by funding eligible international travel by faculty and staff.

International Development: The international experience will directly support efforts by faculty and staff to develop curricular programs, significantly enhance the international content of an existing course, develop a new internationally-focused course, and/or create larger curricular or co-curricular programs that are internationally focused. Priority will be given to support first-time participants and applicants proposing innovative interdisciplinary and intra-institutional collaboration.

Professional Development: The international experience will permit the applicant to understand better some aspect of the culture, society, politics, or history of a part of the world outside the U.S. The international experience must have a scholarly or practical focus, directly informing the applicant’s work with the Rollins community.

Grant Criteria:
  • The travel itinerary and project outcomes should be aligned with the College mission and the goals of the grant.
  • Applicants will be required to provide concrete examples of the impact of the grant on their work at Rollins. Successful applicants will then be held accountable in two post-travel reports. Participants who fail to submit these reports will be ineligible to receive funding for seven years after their date of travel.
  • Priority will be given to those who have not traveled using funding from this program during the last five years. Applicants who have traveled using funding from this program during the last five years may apply, but their applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and funded only if there is a particularly compelling reason why their travel must take place within the five-year time frame.
  • Rollins Internationalization Grants may not be combined with any other source of internal funding.
  • The maximum grant amount is $3500 and grants are subject to budgetary availability.
  • Grants may only be used to fund travel outside of the U.S. for the reasons listed above. They may not be used for any other purpose.
  • Funds awarded in a given academic year must be used by August 31st of that same academic year (i.e. funds from grants awarded in 2021-22 must be used by 8/31/2022).
  • Grant funds may not be used for travel to a conference, meeting, or other organized proceedings.

  • Tenured faculty and full-time tenure-track faculty with continuing contracts.
  • Other faculty with an endorsement from the department chair, who must confirm that the faculty member has been teaching at Rollins for at least two semesters and that the individual is on the teaching schedule for the term following the grant travel.
  • Full-time staff who have worked at Rollins for at least a year, with the endorsement of the supervisor.

Faculty members are encouraged to submit applications at any time during the academic year until 5 P.M. on December 1 for the fall cycle and until 5 P.M. on May 1st for the spring cycle. Applications will not be reviewed between December 1 and January 15 or between May 1 and August 20. Each application will be evaluated on whether or not it meets the criteria stated above. Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Global Initiatives Committee.

Application Form

Following the expenditure of a grant award, all recipients are required to file a preliminary report on their experiences/ accomplishments. Initial reports are due within 60 days of returning from travel.
All recipients are then required to file a final report on the progress towards intended outcomes detailed in the grant application. Final reports are due within one year of returning home from travel.
Both reports must be submitted via a Qualtrics survey. 

Initial Report
Final Report