UP Faculty & Student Grants

2020-21 Faculty/Staff Grants for Diversity, Inclusion, and Internationalization


In support of VISION 2020 and the University of Portland mission, CISGO will continue the University-wide efforts to infuse a greater sense of internationalization and diversity into the UP Community.

You are invited to submit a grant proposal to advance diversity & inclusion on campus. View this report of 2019-20 grants.

Grants are available for the following purposes:

  • Course/program enhancement to include diverse perspectives, global and intercultural learning outcomes, and other inclusive pedagogies
  • Research or an international issue or topic pertaining to equity, diversity, inclusion
  • Diversity/Inclusion/Global Learning/Intercultural Awareness Training

Grants up to $1000 USD are available to participate in training/professional development related to diversity and inclusion or international/intercultural awareness. These funds are for registration and travel expenses.

Grant funding will be based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of the plan to the reviewers.
  • Explicitness of the explanation of how the funding will benefit students and advance a more inclusive campus environment.
  • Course enrollment/hours generated.
  • Funds for training are given higher priority when combined with regular faculty development funds.


2020-21 CISGO Student Seed Grants for Diversity, Inclusion, and Internationalization

An additional pool of $5,000 will be set aside for students seeking seed grants.

  • CISGO seed grants can be used for academic and/or field experiences that help provide greater understanding of international, intercultural, and/or development issues.
  • Funds may be used for:
    1. Professional development such as conferences, workshops or seminars that deal with international themes related to course work and intercultural competency training.
    2. Costs incurred to carry out research or field-work related to international issues and/or intercultural competency.
  • Funding request may not exceed $500 USD.

Please note: All recipients of these grants will be responsible for sharing their project with the UP Community.

Grants may not be used for stipends paid directly to the grant recipient.

Grant applications are due by Friday, March 15.  Notification will occur the week of April 1, 2020.