GLCA Global Crossroads Grant

Albion College Global Crossroads International Innovation (GCII) proposal form (Details below).

Albion College has been awarded a multi-year (2018-2021) program development grant from the GLCA Global Crossroads - International Innovation Fund to support faculty/staff international education efforts with Global Liberal Arts Alliance partner institutions.  This grant, entitled “Sustainable Communities: Albion and Abroad,” is part of a larger thematic vision and strategy for Albion College to help sustain our host community, and communities around the world, by forging sustainable local partnerships and global collaborations.

The International Collaboration Technology Quick Guide is available for those considering using technology to connect with international partner institutions.

Significant funds are available to be spent by May 2020, with continued funding possible in 2021.  Funding cannot be used for student travel or one-time projects, but may be awarded for faculty/staff international travel to GLAA campuses to develop international collaborative projects.  Projects with an emphasis on international program development, embedded and cross-cultural team courses, development of student and faculty exchanges, and promotion of research collaborations will be prioritized.  These Internationalization Grants can compliment FDS grant funds.

Effective proposals will address the following elements, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

  • Description of how the project will have an impact on Albion College’s internationalization goals, and specific connection to a GLAA institution.  Include names/ contact information of faculty at partner schools.  
  • Summary of project goals, objectives, timelines and proposed outcomes.  
  • Proposed project budget and request for grant funds that focus on faculty collaboration needs.  Note: Requests for student travel, one-time projects, are not allowed.                                                                                                                  

Additional internationalization opportunities may be found on the CIE Faculty Opportunities web page.  Contact Cristen Casey, CIE Director, with questions.