International Studies & Programs

Strategic Partnership Grant

Canadian Studies Strategic Partnership Grants

The Provost and the Dean of International Studies and Programs (ISP) have made available funds to strengthen strategic partnerships with international universities and institutions of higher education and research, focused on themes in which a critical mass of MSU faculty is engaged. These partnerships will generally involve multiple departments and/or colleges at MSU. These partnerships may involve collaborative research, regular exchange of faculty and students, co-developed distance learning courses, co-sponsored dual degree programs, and other forms of cooperation that build the institutional partnership. Collaborative research is essential to these partnerships, and we ask faculty who participate to build broader and deeper multidisciplinary cooperation with the partner institutions that extends beyond their own research priorities.

Strategic Partnership funds will provide partial support of travel costs to develop strategic partnerships, both for MSU faculty and their partners coming from abroad. The applicant faculty member’s college, department, and other institutes will be expected to share the costs of this travel to ensure that the commitment to long-term partnering is shared by departments and colleges.

Outcomes from these travel awards should include one of the following:

• Development or submission of a collaborative proposal (including MSU and partner institution faculty) for external funding.

• Development of new collaborative curricular programs (degree programs, courses, faculty exchanges)

Please see attachments for application instructions.

CSC_SPG Application Instructions.pdf

CSC SPG BudgetTemplate.xlsx