Contact: Courtney Coelho 401-863-7287
The inaugural GELT grants will allow faculty to design courses with a travel component and will provide travel support for a faculty member and 12 students.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Office of Global Engagement at Brown, in partnership with the offices of Academic Development and Diversity, the Dean of the College, Dean of the Faculty, and the School of Professional Studies, has announced recipients of its inaugural Global Experiential Learning and Teaching (GELT) grant program, unveiled in the summer of 2014. The GELT program provides support for faculty to embed an education abroad component into an on-campus course.
Grant recipients receive funds for advanced seminars or capstone courses at the undergraduate or graduate level that include international travel prior to, during, or at the end of the course. Regular members of the Brown faculty with an established relationship with colleagues at a university, cultural/historical organization, NGO, for-profit, or government entity abroad are eligible for the award. There are two forms of support: Phase one provides up to $4,000 for the development of a new course with a travel abroad component, and phase two provides up to $35,000 to support travel, accommodations, and related costs, for one faculty member and up to 12 Brown students to a destination that complements the topic studied during the semester.
More information about the program is available online.
Four GELT grants will support phase one curriculum development in the 2014-15 academic year:
Five GELT grants will support phase two curriculum implementation in the 2014-15 academic year:
The Office of Global Engagement will announce the second round of the GELT grant competition in late fall.
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