Kate Regan Faculty Development Fund | University of Portland

Kate Regan Faculty Development Fund

A generous donor created a grant to support faculty in the humanities or who use humanities approaches in teaching and scholarship that encompasses international and intercultural topics. This grant honors Dr. Kate Regan, a former colleague within the ILC department, who was a tireless advocate for junior faculty. Applications from junior faculty will be given priority and grants support an internationally focused research project that contributes to the internationalization of the University of Portland by incorporating international perspectives into research, teaching, and/or curricular development. 

Last year, the grant was awarded to Drs. Neil Oculi (ENV) and Kali Abel (ENV). Dr Oculi used the funds to travel to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the annual COP negotiations on climate change. Dr. Abel used her funds to travel to Colombia to conduct interviews on climate change adaptations amongst community members.


CISGO is delighted to announce that applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now open!

Timeline for 2025-2025 Grants:

  • April 5, 2024: Application due for review by CISGO executive committee. Materials required:
    • Applicant Name, Email, and Department
    • Title of project
    • Description of the project (500 words). This description should address the following questions:
    • Description of dissemination plan. This description should address the following questions:
      • How will you share your work at UP?
      • How will you disseminate your work externally?
    • Provide a preliminary itemized budget for expenses relating to the project, e.g., stipend, travel expenses, and other direct expenses necessary to complete the project.
    • CV
    • Succinct letter of recommendation from head of department
    • Succinct letter of recommendation from international partner(s), if applicable.
  • Submit electronically here.
  • April 19, 2024: Grant recipient(s) announced.
  • AY 2024-2025: Disbursement of grant funds will be available from May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025. 
    • Grantees may request an extension in their grant work beyond this project end date, depending upon the circumstances.  These requests must be submitted at least 1 month prior to the deadline.
    • A notification/short summary of the project should be sent to the CISGO executive committee at the completion of the grant.


Updated 3/14/2024.