The Office of International Partnerships administers and supports exchange programs for graduate students and faculty members with leading international institutions of higher education. In coordination with the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, a variety of grants are available to support research collaboration with strategic partners, overseas study program development, language learning, participation in overseas conferences, and the hosting of short-term visitors at IU. Undergraduate students can look for study abroad and exchange opportunities through the Office of Overseas Study.
Exchange programs for graduate students and faculty
Exchange programs with overseas partner institutions provide opportunities for graduate students and faculty to enhance their learning, research, teaching, and professional development. At the beginning of each academic year, the Office of International Partnerships accepts applications from graduate students and faculty—on any IU campus—who are interested in participating. The selected participants receive funding to cover airfare, housing, and some living expenses.
The Office of International Partnerships and the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs offer a range of competitive funding opportunities for faculty who want to advance their research and teaching through international engagement. Opportunities that are available include:
- Freie Universität Berlin–IU Joint Research Workshops and Short-term Research Grants
- Global Gateway Seed Grants: China, Europe, and India
- International Short-Term Visitors Grants
- Language Learning Grants
- Overseas Conference Grants
- Overseas Study Program Development Grants
Some grants have a matching fund requirement from the faculty member’s home campus, school, or department. To learn more about deadlines and requirements, visit IU Worldwide.