Faculty Exchange Programs

Enhance your research and build connections with colleagues around the world

Indiana University faculty and librarians can apply to participate in short-term exchange programs with university partners around the world. The duration of each program differs, ranging from two weeks to one month. 

Each program has a limited number of exchange slots available each year. Some programs have higher demand and, therefore, are competitive.

Applicants must be tenure-line faculty members (including librarians) or research scientists/scholars at any IU campus. Non-tenure-line faculty members whose evaluation criteria for promotion include research or creative activity are also eligible with an explanation in the letter of support from their dean or chair.

Participants receive funding to cover airfare and a reasonable living stipend. With the exception of the Academia Brasileira de Letras, the partner institution may provide or assist with housing.

Programs for AY 2019-2020

Application guidelines

Interested faculty members or librarians should prepare a brief proposal (maximum 1500 words, double-spaced, 12-point font) that describes their intended activities before starting the online application. Proposed activities may include conducting research, consulting with colleagues, or offering lectures or short courses. Applicants should indicate how their proposed activities are important to their professional development, the development of a school or departmental affiliation, or the development of the partner institution. Research proposals should include an outline of the project and should specifically identify local resources the candidate would employ. Applicants who propose to offer lectures or a short course should provide confirmation that their topics are of interest to colleagues at the partner institution. All applicants are highly encouraged to identify a counterpart at the partner institution with whom they would like to work prior to completing the application. Applicants should submit a letter of support from their chair or equivalent unit representative and may also submit a letter of invitation from the potential host at the partner institution. Applicants are required to upload a copy of their CV.

Please note that proposed dates of participation must fall between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. 

Participation in an exchange program is expressly contingent upon continued employment at IU during the period of time in which travel takes place. Retired IU faculty are encouraged to explore internal grants offered by the IU research offices.

The application deadline for participation in AY 2019-2020 is October 12, 2018

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members with diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Reviewers score each application based on the strength of the proposal. In particular, reviewers will consider the extent to which an applicant's program participation will advance the proposed research, enhance professional development, or further collaboration with the partner institution.

Applicants will be notified about their selection as IU's nominee in early January.