Resources for Campus Internationalization


This page seeks to provide resources for campus internationalization, including a summary of the ACE Internationalization Lab and sources for funding of global activities.

Funding for global activities can be obtained through a variety of foundations and grants. OGE has compiled a short list of global funding resources. For more comprehensive research funding resources, please see the Office of Sponsored Programs page on the Clemson website. Their Funding Sources page offers resources in funding for both international and domestic research projects.

*ACE Internationalization Task Force Reports and Internationalization Inventories

Clemson University is a participant in the American Council of Education (ACE)'s Internationalization Laboratory, an invitational learning community focused on developing strategies for comprehensive internationalization on university campuses.  Clemson's participation began in October 2013 with the appointment of 32 faculty, staff and students to an Internationalization Task Force co-chaired by Sharon Nagy (Vice Provost for Global Engagement), Taufiquar Khan (Professor of Mathematics) and Akel Kahera (Associate Dean for Research, AAH).  Over the course of AY 2013-2014, the task force organized into  9 subcommittees conducting an internal review of Clemson's international activities.  The results of this review, as well as recommended actions, are contained in the documents below.

These reports were shared across campus in a series of presentations during January and February 2015. Feedback from those conversations were incorporated into the executive summary and the final documents shared with the ACE external review team in preparation for their visit.

The external review visit took place on March 9-10, 2015. The reviewers met with campus leaders and task force members, as well as moderated three thematic discussions. The results from this visit will be announced in the following weeks of March. Stay tuned for their suggestions! 

ACE Internationalization Task Force Reports

Executive Summary

Reports (available upon request)

Curriculum & Teaching



Tenure, Promotion and Reappointment

International Students and Campus Climate

Study Abroad

Global Partnerships & Initiatives

Policy, Procedures & Administrative Infrastructure

English as Second Language

Other Inventories of Internationalization at Clemson University

2014 Faculty Survey for Internationalization

2014 Staff Survey for Internationalization

Inventories of International Activities by College

College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

College of Business and Behavioral Sciences

College of Engineering and Sciences

College of Health, Education and Human Development

Eugene T. Moore School of Education

Courses with Global Learning Content

Major International Awards to Faculty (Fulbright, DAAD, etc.)

OGE Featured Funding Sources

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals. In addition to the traditional Fulbright Scholar long-term programs, the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Also available are International Education Administrators seminars designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems in France, Germany, India, Japan and Korea. For students seeking additional information on the Fulbright program, contact Dr. Steve Wainscott. Sheila Lischwe currently serves as a campus representative for the Fulbright program at Clemson University.


The United States Agency for International Development works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. This government agency supports research and development projects that will have a positive impact on societies or the world.


The United Nations Development Programme partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The US Government’s Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has a mission works to build friendly, peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges, as well as public -private partnerships. The ECA awards grants and cooperative agreements to support academic, cultural and professional exchange programs to promote mutual understanding.

DAAD Scholarship Programs for Study and Research in Germany

DAAD grants are available to faculty and students in Canada and the United States to participate in a wide variety of academic activities. In general, applicants need to be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. In certain cases foreign nationals enrolled or employed at universities in North America may also be eligible to apply.

Curricular Internationalization Seed Funding

These competitive seed funds were distributed in 2014-15 by the International Programs Coordinating Committee (IPCC) and were intended to support Departments, Schools or Colleges in the development of programs and initiatives that support the internationalization of their curricula and/or general education and the quality of undergraduate Global Engagement at Clemson University. Funding priorities are set by the IPCC in the spring & summer of each year and proposals accepted each fall.

2014-2015 funding was awarded to the following proposals:

USAC Visiting Professorships

Clemson University is a member of USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium). USAC consists of 32 US universities and has been providing study abroad opportunities for over two decades. USAC offers study abroad programs at 37 locations in 25 countries. Clemson students have participated in USAC programs in locations around the world, including Santiago, Chile; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Prague, Czech Republic; London, England; Galway, Ireland; and Torino, Italy.

Our membership in USAC also provides Clemson faculty with the opportunity to expand their international experiences by teaching abroad in a USAC program. Numerous Clemson faculty have taught with USAC in the past (see list below). USAC will be accepting applications for teaching opportunities during the Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2015-16, and Spring 2016 in January 2014. Positions are available in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Thailand.

For teaching positions in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2015-16, and Spring 2016, applications were due in January 2014.

Please contact Laura Braun with any questions.

Other Funding Opportunities

Note: The following are links to outside organizations and resources for faculty and staff seeking grants and funding for international programming, initiatives, teaching and research.

Internationalization Library

To aid in the internationalization and global learning objectives of the university, the Office of Global Engagement seeks to provide faculty and staff with resources to support a variety of globally engaged activities.

CU Global Activity Database is a searchable database of all existing international and global partnerships of the university. Please use this tool to see if Clemson can strengthen one of its existing partnerships in support of a new global activity.

ACE Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, CIGE, provides in-depth analysis of critical international education issues and administers programs and services to support higher education institutions' internationalization and global engagement strategies.

ACE CIGE supports University Internationalization efforts through its ACE Internationalization Laboratory. Clemson OGE is currently a participant of this program. More information can be found in the Internationalization Inventory on the About Us portion of this webpage.

ACE CIGE also offers an Internationalization Toolkit. This collection of resources from other universities that have participated in the ACE Internationalization Laboratory, contains best practices, surveys, programs and other resources for campus internationalization.

Association of International Education Administrators, AIEA, is focused exclusively on professional development, advocacy, information sharing and networking for leaders in the field of international higher education.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange.

Upstate International supports internationalization initiatives in the upstate.

National Association of College and University Business Officers offers a useful checklist for developing a business plan for new international programs.

Resources for Campus Internationalization is a common portal for the International Association Network on Campus Internationalization. The blog and resources are contributed by members of the network, organizations of universities, educators and proponents of international education.

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Commission on International Initiatives works to offer internationalization agendas for Land-Grant Universities. Please visit their site for grant and program information.

Forum on Education Abroad is a non-profit association whose exclusive purpose it is to serve the field of education abroad.