Mini-Grants

For more than 25 years, NIEA has awarded mini-grants for projects to internationalize curriculum. Awards range from $500 to $1,250, depending on the extent of curricular development. Juried awards are made in the spring of each year.

NIEA’s mini-grant program has benefited hundreds of faculty and students in the region. Abstracts of projects and course materials are available to the NIEA membership. The deadline to apply for 2022 mini-grants is May 31 at midnight. Applications must be submitted using the link below. 

EXAMPLE PROJECTS

RECENT AWARDEES

Anna Booker

History Professor

Whatcom

Community

College

World History I

$1,250

Darcie Donegan

ED/ECE Adjunct

Professor

Whatcom

Community

College

Parenting Around

the World

$750 (2016-2017)

Ritu Lauer

Chair, Social

Science Division

Peninsula College

Comparative

Government

$1,250 (2016-2017)

Yi Li

History Professor

Tacoma

Community

College

World

Civilizations II

Preston Kiekel,

PhD

Associate

Professor

Centralia

College

Math in Society

$950 (2017)

Usha Ramanujam

Financial Account II

Cash Management and

Culture

$500 (2020-21)

Mike Vanquickenbord

Everett



Community College

Bin Zhang, PhD
Professor of Communication Studies
South Puget Sound Community College
Intercultural Communication:
Globalization Studies
$750 (2016-17)

Kristina Young

Tacoma



Community College

Clinton Smith
Lane Community College

Shannon Newman

Pierce College

Anita Harker
Whatcom
Community College

Peter Gramlich

Portland



Community College

Rachel Siegel
Portland
Community College

2014 Mini-grant Recipients

Michael Huffman ($950)

Tacoma Community College

Katrina Prince ($750)

South Puget Sound CC

McMahon ($750)

Spokane Falls CC

Morgan ($500)

Spokane Community

College

2013 Mini-grant

Recipients

Jennifer Day

Spokane

Community

College

Gerry Large

Whatcom

Community

College

Christina Fusch

Everett

Community

College

Stacy Kowtko

Spokane

Community

College

2012 Mini-grant Recipients

Leitich ($750)

Haag ($750)

Swan ($750)

Bard ($950)

Sakura ($1200)

2011 Mini-grant Recipients

Chapman

Stone

Babinec

Helpful Information 

Each year the NIEA offers a competitive mini-grant process in which faculty at member institutions, both adjunct and full time, can propose an entirely new course, a new unit for an existing course, a substantial revision of an existing unit to make it more globalized, or a replicable international experience that enhances global knowledge at their institution. Grants are given after the faculty member demonstrates that he or she has taught the new or modified course/unit or conducted the activity. 

Grant amounts are typically as follows:​ 

  • Developing an entirely new course that is global in focus: $1,500.00 
  • Substantially revising an existing course to make it more global: $1,250.00 
  • Creating a new unit for an existing course that is global in focus: $900.00 
  • Creating a replicable international activity: $500.00 

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