Mentoring Grant

UC International offers mentoring grants to fund travel for the training and development of future faculty-led study abroad leaders. 

As faculty-led programs re-start in 2022-2023, UC International seeks to provide support to existing faculty-led programs by creating a leadership pipeline, so that previously developed programs may continue to run for many years in the future. Therefore, seasoned faculty-led study abroad leaders are eligible to nominate a faculty member for a mentoring grant to take part in their program. The goal of the mentoring grant is to support existing programs and develop sustainable infrastructures so these opportunities can be offered for many years to come with a variety of leaders.

Faculty who meet the following criteria are eligible to nominate a mentee:

  • Faculty who are leading a faculty-led study abroad program in spring 2023, and
  • Have acted as the primary leader on a UC faculty led program previously, and
  • Are offering a program in spring 2023 that has previously traveled abroad to the same location (same country) prior to spring 2023.

A nomination does not guarantee a mentoring grant will be awarded.

The deadline for mentoring grant nominations is October 1, 2022.

Awards will be made available to an individual program upon approval to offer a faculty-led program by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC). 

Recipients will work with UC International to implement the proposal.

  • Funding will be transferred to the mentor’s study abroad program account to cover travel costs for the mentee within the program budget
  • All travel requests and travel expense reports will be submitted in Concur following university procedures/requirements. 

Within 30 days of completing the funded activity, grantees will be required to email a narrative report of their experience (2 pages maximum) to Anne Fugard.

Reports not submitted in a timely manner will render the grant recipient ineligible for future grants.