Grants and Scholarships

Virtual Exchange Global Teaching and Learning Grant


The Office of International Affairs and the Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures are sponsoring a grant competition to develop internationally focused learning and cultural exchanges at Ohio State, using a variety of online platforms and mediums.  

Faculty, instructors, staff, researchers and STEP mentors are all welcome to apply. We embrace a broad definition of “Global Learning” that includes many processes of diverse people collaboratively learning, analyzing and addressing complex problems that transcend borders. Research findings show that such experiences at “home” are great motivators to study, intern or work around the world. 

Proposals are sought for initiating new and diverse global teaching Collaborative Online International Learning and virtual exchange initiatives to internationalize student learning experiences and the development of global competencies such as:

One example of developing such competencies is Ohio State’s Global Option, curriculum enhancement programs to internationalize the student learning experience. Colleges have designed curriculum based on a broad set of global competencies. A list of colleges’ Global Option can be viewed at

Global education intercultural pedagogies are numerous and can all be used and implemented under this virtual global teaching and learning initiative. A few are already offered at Ohio State:

The Office of international Affairs is ready to facilitate new collaborative online international teaching and learning opportunities at Ohio State, and to help identify partners and work closely with all proposed projects. Please refer to our list of services offered.  

Education abroad specialists are ready to assist and collaborate at the outset, assist in drafting a proposal, and address the needs of a particular program type or more broadly to draw on expertise in planning and implementing virtual abroad experiences.

Review Criteria

Both virtual course and component development are accepted, and a stipend will be awarded based on merit, taking into account the following criteria:


Stipends will range from $500 to $2,000; funds to be transferred to unit by June 30, 2021

Proposal Preparation and Submission

Proposals must include:

Submit your application and upload your materials.

Application due by April 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Questions may be addressed to