Global Programs expands travel grants for faculty, students

December 05, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The University Office of Global Programs announced expanded travel grant opportunities for faculty and students as part of its commitment to promoting Penn State’s vision of being a global university. 

“In order to achieve this vision, we need to provide support and tools to make the Global Penn State a reality,” said Michael Adewumi, vice provost for Global Programs. “To that end, we have expanded and increased travel grant opportunities in several key areas.”

These categories are designed to encourage new applications and recognize the work already accomplished in the internationalization of curriculum and globalization of the campuses. Broadly, the grants are as follows:

-- Transformational Travel Grants: A grant renewable up to three years for as much as $4,000. Awarded for faculty to accompany students on a new or existing international program that is positioned to make a substantial, long-term impact for the department, college, campus and/or University.

-- Global Engagement Network (GEN) Travel Grants: Award for as much as $4,000. For faculty to accompany students on short-term, summer or semester-long programs offered at any Penn State GEN location in collaboration with an institution designated as a Penn State strategic partner.

-- Faculty Travel Grants: Award for as much as $2,500 with students, $1,500 for international faculty travel at the exploratory stage.

-- Graduate Student Travel Grants: Award for as much as $500. For graduate students who are scheduled to present their work at an international conference or other major professional meeting outside of the United States.

For more information on grant eligibility and criteria, email Michael Madeira at or visit The deadline for application is Feb. 15.

Last Updated December 05, 2013