SAIL Grant applications now accepted!

International Programs has announced the call for Study Abroad/Study Away Intercultural Learning (SAIL) Grant Applications.  Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, October 19, 2020 through the SAIL Application Portal Awards will be announced by Friday, October 30, 2020. 

Domestic Study Away Programs pilot for May/Summer 2021

Programs within the United States (and its territories) have been approved for 2021 and are eligible for SAIL funding.  These programs must follow the same guidelines as international study abroad programs (see below) and travel to culturally diverse communities. 

Program Overview

Program must take place in May/Summer 2021 and be at least 14 days in length

Typical award will be between $6000-$8000 (this may vary) and may only be used as a subsidy in the overall program budget to lower costs to students

The applicant’s department will be required to match the SAIL Grant awarded on a 3:1 ratio, i.e. between $1500-$2000.

Programs to be led by faculty or qualified staff (with department approval)

Programs must contain Intercultural Learning Outcomes and assess students’ intercultural development pre and post travel

Preference will be given to faculty/staff who have successfully completed and Intercultural Pedagogy Grant (IPG) Program and have a proven track record of successfully selecting, assessing and reporting on intercultural learning outcomes from a previous study abroad program.

Programs that do not enroll 10 or more students by March 15, 2021 may be subject to a special review by the Dean of International Programs.

No Exploratory or Successor Grants will be awarded for 2021


Before submitting your application, please contact Jill Churchill  in Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships for assistance.  If you have questions or concerns contact George Chiu, Asst. Dean for Global Engineering Programs & Partnerships, at