The provost, and associate provost and dean of International Studies and Programs (ISP) have made funding available to develop international strategic partnerships with universities and institutions of higher education and research abroad.
Eligible partnerships focus on themes in which MSU faculty from multiple disciplines and fields of study are engaged. These partnerships may include collaborative research, exchange of faculty and students, co-developed curriculum, co-sponsored dual degree or sandwich programs, and other forms of cooperation that build and strengthen the institutional partnership.
Collaborative research is essential to these partnerships. Faculty who participate are asked to build broad and deep multidisciplinary cooperation with the partner institutions that result in grant proposal development and submission. Grant development can be facilitated by the CASID staff in collaboration with involved units.
International Strategic Partnership funds can be used to provide partial support for travel costs to develop relationships, both for MSU faculty and their partners coming from abroad. The MSU applicant faculty member’s college, department, and other institutes will be expected to share the costs of this travel to ensure that the commitment to long-term partnering is shared by departments and colleges.
The provost, associate provost, and dean of ISP will be evaluating this funding initiative for long-term outcomes. The criteria that will be used to evaluate the outcomes include:
In order for CASID to continue to offer this funding, it is very important for recipients to report this information to CASID in a timely manner.