The Office of the Vice-President International, has released the 2023-24 call-for-proposals for the International Student Experience Fund (ISEF).
Important Note: The Faculty of Arts & Science requires applicants confirm decanal approval prior to submitting any application to OVPI. Please see below for more details.
ISEF supports two streams of funding:
- Seed Grants: $5,000–$15,000 per year, for up to 2 years
- Impact Grants: $15,001–$75,000 per year, for up to 2 years
Arts & Science Support and Process
Arts & Science faculty, staff and units who wish to apply for an ISEF Seed or Impact Grant are asked to follow the process outlined below. During the review process, we will work with applicants to:
- Strategize and help align their project with A&S priority areas, departmental goals, project goals, and ISEF criteria;
- Develop a detailed budget and project timeline;
- Provide editorial feedback on their draft proposal; and
- Connect applicants to key staff and faculty members who can further support their project.
- Coordinate decanal review including letters of support.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A&S Application Process
|Seed Grant Proposal Process||Deadline|
|Please contact email@example.com providing a brief description of the proposed project or a draft of the ISEF template proposal form. The Dean’s Office will review and provide feedback to assist you in the application process.||—|
|Submit your finalized proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org to formally request written decanal approval of your application. Once written approval has been provided, then submit final proposal to OVPI (via online form).||Applications are accepted on a rolling basis|
|Impact Grant Proposal Process||Deadline|
|If you would like preliminary feedback or input on your concept, please email email@example.com.||—|
|Please submit your draft letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org.||Friday, September 22, 2023|
|The Office of the Dean provides feedback to applicants to assist in the application process.||Friday, September 29, 2023|
|Applicants submit a finalized letter of intent to email@example.com to formally request written decanal approval.||Friday, October 6, 2023|
|Once written approval has been provided, applicants then submit final letter of intent to OVPI.||Monday, October 16, 2023|
|If a letter of intent is successful, OVPI will contact applicants directly inviting them to submit a full draft proposal.||To be confirmed|
|Invited applicants submit a full draft proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org for preparation of a decanal letter of support.||To be confirmed|
|The Office of the Dean will provide a letter of support.||To be confirmed|
|Applicants submit final proposals online to OVPI.||Monday, January 22, 2024|