Since 2014, CIE has facilitated the use of NRC funds to support faculty and lecturers from Wisconsin’s Community, Technical, and Tribal Colleges in internationalizing curriculum.

Award Description

Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to a single faculty/instructor or a group of faculty/instructors interested in carrying out one or more of the following professional activities:

  • Participation in virtual or in-person conferences, workshops, and other professional development events that will lead to the creation of new courses or revision of existing courses with international content.
  • Enhancement of existing courses, especially those that align with UWM’s Global Studies BA degree to build potential pathways for transfer students.
  • Sponsorship of guest lecturers, webinars, program evaluators, etc. that contributes to the internationalization of the curriculum on your campus.
  • Development of shareable resources that support campus internationalization.

The number of awards is determined by the number and quality of proposals.

Applications require a budget and 1-2 page narrative describing the project’s anticipated content, disciplinary or interdisciplinary focus, and academic goals, as well as a description of how those goals would be achieved by the proposed project.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. All professional activities must be completed by August 1st, 2024.

Support and Selection of Awardees

UWM’s NRC grant manager administers the awards, provides support to faculty and staff before, during, and after the award period, and works alongside the grant’s evaluation team, Socially Responsible Evaluation in Education (SREed), to conduct evaluation and reporting on NRC-funded activities.

The NRC Review Committee is responsible for reviewing the proposals and selecting awardees based on contribution to your campus’ globalization, alignment with NRC grant goals, and interests and feasibility of implementation.

All expenditures must be approved by the NRC grant manager before purchase. Purchases made without prior approval will NOT be reimbursed.


Rachel Hegland, NRC Grant Manager

(414) 251-9116/