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Faculty Global Initiatives Funding

Center for Global Engineering Engagement Support for Program Development and Site Visits Abroad

Depending on available funding, the Center for Global Engineering Engagement may provide logistical support and financial support for visits abroad that are related to internationalization of the curriculum, including site visits to develop a new education abroad program and for collaborations intended to directly support student learning outcomes.

Supplemental support may be available if you are traveling abroad for other purposes (i.e., conference attendance) and may like to visit an institutional (or potential) partner or undertake an exploratory visit for program development.

Please contact the director in the Center for Global Engineering Engagement for access to the application for global initiatives funding requests.

For all visits abroad that are supported by the Center for Global Engineering Engagement, faculty are asked to complete and submit a Global Initiatives Funding Impact Report, a link to which will be provided following the submission of the request for funding.

Additional Travel Resources

All students, faculty, and staff traveling either in a group or individually for University purposes (with a club, organization, team, college, or department) or with University funding must record international travel in the Travel Safety Network database prior to departure as outlined in the University’s International Travel Requirements Policy. This includes travel for international research, conferences, and internships.

The Travel Safety Network also offers resources on international travel insurance; emergency preparation and health and safety resources; and links to external resources to facilitate well-planned travel abroad.

University Global Programs Faculty Travel Grants

Currently the Global Programs Faculty Travel Grants program is under revision with anticipated updates to be released at a later date.

External Global Funding Awards

Fulbright Scholar Awards for Faculty and Professionals: The Fulbright Scholars Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs section of the U.S. State Department. The program provides funding for scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake advanced research and teaching activities around the world. Penn State supports the efforts of its faculty to participate in the program through the Office of Global Programs.

Global Engineering Contacts

  • Patrick Tunno
    Director of Global Engineering Engagement

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The mission of Global Engineering Engagement is to create an environment that embraces the values of international education, where access to global exposure and opportunities to develop cross-cultural competence is pervasive. We believe that it is within our reach to ensure that all engineering students can become internationally engaged.

Global Engineering Engagement

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

208 Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802