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Global Engagement

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Global Competence

Global Engagement Grants

Edmonds College offers annual awards of up to $2500 to faculty/staff to be used for international projects that will contribute to increasing student’s personal and academic experience with international or intercultural issues, communities or people. 

Before applying, please attend an individual Info Session or watch our Info Session recording  on YouTube, or at least review the Info Session presentation.  Info Session recording and presentation available below this paragraph. 





Mini Grants for Campus Internationalization

Limited mini-grants of up to $300 are available for projects that directly impact campus globalization efforts. Funds are to be used for domestic programming expenses only. Examples include taking your class to a local cultural museum, participating in a cultural fair, or inviting a speaker on campus.

Download the application (PDF) or email

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing, please send application to

Visiting International Faculty and Edmonds Faculty Abroad

The college can support one visiting foreign faculty member per year for up to a quarter of teaching. The college will also support one Edmonds College faculty to teach abroad for up to one quarter.

Email for an application to receive funding to teach abroad or to host an international faculty member at Edmonds College.

Other Faculty Resources:

Northwest International Education Association (NIEA)

NIEA sponsors an annual workshop centered on a global theme, co-sponsors a summer master teacher institute for community college faculty with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, and sponsors mini-grants for faculty to develop units or entire courses for globalizing the curriculum. For more info visit, or email


Last year’s theme focused on Global Human Security emphasizing a people centered approach to resolve inequalities that compromise security. The keynote speaker featured Dr. Jessica Beyer, Research Scientist at the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies. Dr. Beyer’s research and expertise focuses on cyber threats, impacting human security, human rights and our democracy.  She is the author of Expect Us:  Online Communities and Political Mobilization.

Additional Sessions Included:

  • Learning innovative approaches for integrating the theme into curriculum
  • Exploring application of the theme through different disciplines  
  • Hearing reports from the 2017 Community College Master Teaching Institute
  • Learning how faculty are utilizing NIEA mini grants to internationalize curriculum and how you can apply for an NIEA mini grant.
  • Exploring options to teach and develop study abroad programs; share related experiences and best practices.
  • Edmonds College is offering 10 scholarships for faculty to attend this year’s workshop and lunch on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration deadline: October 13, 2018.

For more information or to register, please contact

The Fulbright Program

Fulbright awards grants to faculty/staff interested in lecturing, researching, or attending seminars abroad.

Here are some that community college faculty are eligible to apply to:

  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: Opportunities in East Asia and the Pacific "The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers a spectrum of opportunities for American faculty, researchers and professionals to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions in the East Asia Pacific region—a region considered to be the world’s growth engine in economics, politics and culture. The region endorses applications in all disciplines and non-Ph.D holders are eligible to apply."
  • Fulbright Program Seeks to Get More Community Colleges Involved in Exchanges
    “U.S. State Department is doing more to make sure that faculty members and others from community colleges also benefit from the exchange program, with the goal of getting more international perspectives into community-college campuses and classrooms”.