Two awards, up to $50,000 each will be awarded annually. If funds are necessary to continue the initiative beyond the year of funding, departments/faculties need to provide evidence that additional funding will be available to assure sustainability of the initiative.
As the initiative is intended to transform curriculum at the program level, proposals will be accepted from department heads and deans of faculties. The application should consist of one printed copy plus one electronic copy (as a single file in Word or PDF format). The printed copy should be submitted to:
Western Student Services Building
The electronic copy should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three parts to the proposal submission:
The proposal should include the following:
The application must be received by 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2014
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all conditions are met and that the application is complete and submitted by the required date. Late, ineligible or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applications will be adjudicated by a committee appointed by Western International in consultation with the Teaching Support Centre. The committee will be chaired by the Vice-Provost (International) or a designate.
Grants will be available for a period of up to two years from the starting date. Upon termination of an award, any unspent balance will revert to Western International's Curriculum Development Fund. Extensions may be granted in special circumstances upon written request to Western International.
The awardee must submit a bi-annual progress report and detailed budget as well as a brief final report (1-2 pages) detailing what was accomplished with the grant within three months of the completion of the award time period.
The budget should demonstrate how other sources, including student fees and/or department and faculty contributions, will assist with the costs associated with this initiative and its sustainability.
Western will be the employer of any staff hired using project funds; therefore researchers must pay appropriate wages and include benefits at established rates. Consult the HR Services website for details.
All equipment purchased with internal grant funds becomes the property of Western. Written quotes, or advertisements giving prices, must accompany the application. The committees will entertain requests for computers and related equipment and software. Requests to supplement or match departmental or decanal contributions, rather than fully fund the costs, are encouraged.
Supplies and Services:
Whenever appropriate, numbers of units and unit costs should be explained. Quotes from suppliers should be provided for purchased services, e.g., computing or equipment repairs.
Travel must comply with Western policies and regulations and will cover travel and subsistence costs only. Please note that funds for student mobility are granted through the Global Opportunities awards program and will no longer be supported through the ICF.
Teaching Support Centre
Recipients who are awarded funds for the design or re-design of a curriculum are required to set up a consultation with the Teaching Support Centre (TSC). The TSC may assist faculty members with incorporating learning activities appropriate for international and/or intercultural education either through individual consultation or through its Course Design workshop, offered in the early summer each year.
Recipients of the ICF for curriculum design or re-design are also strongly encouraged to present their projects at the TSC's Spring/Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference for faculty and/or other discipline-specific forums. Presenting at a conference helps recipients meet the requirement for sharing the outcomes of their projects with the Western community.