Strategic Initiative International Grant

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About the grant

The Strategic Initiative International (SI-INT) grant is intended to support projects that update and renew existing courses and programs in reflecting principles of internationalization as highlighted in UVic’s International Plan (particularly category 3). This grant can be used for the development or renewal of a course or program to integrate international learning experiences abroad (e.g., international field schools, global service learning, among others) and/or on-campus—i.e., internationalization-at-home alternatives such as learning activities, courses, or programs with an emphasis on global issues, intercultural competence, or international topics.

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Application Guidelines

Materials and submission form available by December 1, 2023.

Grant Deadline

Each grant will be due at 11:59pm, February 26, 2024.

Adjudication Process

Grant committees will meet in the following 30-60 days.

Applicants Notified

Applicants will be notified by May 10, 2024.


The Strategic Initiatives-International grant is open to:

  • Single or co-applicants who directly support student learning and the student experience at UVic (includes research and teaching stream faculty, sessional lecturers, laboratory instructors and relevant academic and professional staff)
  • Early-career academic professionals or those new to UVic are especially encouraged to apply 
  • Previous grant recipients for any LTSI grant (if your grant is still active, you must submit obligations prior to be considered for another grant)

Preference will be given to those with continued appointments. If you are a sessional instructor and you are designing/re-designing a course, we may also ask you and your Chair/Director to indicate that you are likely to teach the course again in the future.

Grant criteria

Successful proposals will include a:

  1. clear specific statement of what the applicant would like to achieve;
  2. well-articulated plan for how to proceed and principles that will guide the process;
  3. description of the proposed significance of the project in terms of contributions to teaching and student learning and UVic’s commitment to internationalization and the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and belonging;
  4. brief, targeted review of the literature that supports the plan;
  5. plan for sharing the project goals and outcomes to appropriate audiences;
  6. sustainable budget with justification for each item; and,
  7. any additional supports from LTSI or other campus partners that might be helpful for your project.

Please note: You cannot apply to more than one LTSI grant in the same year for the same project.

Apply for the strategic initiative international grant

Review the application process and awardee commitments.

Download the application question template to assist you in preparing your proposal.

Past recipients


  • Kerstin Heilgenberg, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 
    The impact of Racial Microaggressions on Team Work ($1,286.80)
  • Dan Russek, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
    Soccer, Society and Culture in the Hispanic World: a New Online Course ($4,750) 

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