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TCU Instructional Development Grants

The Instructional Development Grant Committee makes recommendations to the Associate Provost for Research regarding grants awarded to develop new courses/course modules and to improve existing courses. The grants support costs which go beyond funds normally provided by departmental budgets. Previous faculty members have received awards to help develop study abroad programs and courses.

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

TCU partners with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to deliver many study abroad programs, but CIEE also offers opportunities for TCU faculty and administrators. CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars provide faculty and administrators with access to rich academics, diverse intercultural experiences, and innovative approaches to learning and problem-solving that enhance syllabi, internationalize curricula, and increase global understanding on campus. TCU is a member of the CIEE Academic Consortium, which may qualify you for discounts.

IES Abroad Faculty Development Opportunities

Each year, IES Abroad offers development opportunities for faculty members from the IES Abroad Consortium, of which TCU is a member. They include teaching grants, research grants, faculty exchange programs, and faculty development seminars. IES Abroad Faculty Development Opportunities are designed to bring together U.S. faculty, international faculty, and local experts for an intellectual exchange of ideas. They explore a wide-range of academic topics and attract many experts; past opportunities have included language pedagogy workshops, comparative health studies, and seminars that explore changes in the European Union.

Fulbright Scholar Programs

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors a number of programs for U.S. faculty through the Fulbright Scholar Program. It includes but is not limited to: the core Fulbright Scholar Program, which provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty; the Fulbright Specialist Program, which promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas; and the Fulbright NEXUS Program, which brings together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.