International Funding Requests

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Capstone International Center (CIC) are pleased to be able to offer limited funding to students and faculty who are participating in conferences and other opportunities abroad.

Funding is available each fiscal year (October 1 through September 30). Awards normally range between $200 and $500. Awards are made on a rolling basis. If funds are depleted prior to September 30, no awards will be made for travel commencing prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year (October 1). Example: If all funds have been awarded as of July 15, a student participating in a conference between July 15 and September 30 will not receive funding.

The Capstone International Center reserves the right to award any or all of the available funds. In some instances, funds may be reserved and be awarded in a subsequent year.

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please take the link below and complete the application online.  Award recipients will be notified approximately 2 weeks after the application is received.

Faculty

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
• Be a full-time faculty member at The University of Alabama.

• Be participating in a qualifying international activity such as professional development, teaching, or research.  Qualifying activities include, but are not limited to, attendance at conferences, research, and sabbaticals that take place overseas.

• Provide a brief description of how the activity benefits his/her work, that of the University, and the internationalization of our campus.

• Receive departmental or college financial support. This is required before funding can be received from CIC.

After you are notified of the award, your department’s budget officer will need to work with Ms. Karla Nicholson (Office of Academic Affairs, Room 254, Rose Administration Building) to complete the necessary paperwork.

Students

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
• Be a currently enrolled University of Alabama degree-seeking student.

• Be participating in a qualifying activity abroad.  Qualifying activities include, but are not limited to, attendance at conferences, presentations at conferences, internships, service-learning, and volunteering.

• Have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better.

• Explain how the activity relates to his/her degree program and contributes to his/her academic career.

• Receive departmental or college financial support. This is required before funding can be received from CIC.

After you are notified of the award, you must provide receipts verifying your expenses in order to receive the funding. These should be provided to Ms. Vickey Phillips, accounting assistant, in the Capstone International Center via email (vickey.phillips@ua.edu).