Whether you are new to the University or simply exploring ways to internationalize and expand your world, we are the heart of international engagement at BYU. Here are five ways faculty can get started:
1. Direct an international study abroad program.
We rank among the top 20 institutions nationally by the Institute for International Education for sending students abroad. Be part of this. Our International Study Programs colleagues (ISP) can help you with the process to direct an existing, General Education (SAGE) program in London, Paris, Vienna, Madrid, or Rome–or design your own quality program after obtaining chair/dean approval.
- Learn about becoming a faculty director
- Explore existing BYU programs
- Learn about the four types of programs
- Meet with an ISP coordinator
- See ways students can financially afford a program
2. Apply for research or travel funding.
For more than thirty years the Kennedy Center has supported international faculty research and travel with generous funding support.
- Research Grants provide up to $5k/proposal and are due 1 April / 1 November each year
- Conference Travel Grants provide up to $1k/faculty paper presentation at conferences with an international focus. Applications are due 15 March / 15 October each year.
Also, learn more about hosted research programs in the Kennedy Center, including WomanStats (Celeste Beasley), Global Politics Lab (Darren Hawkins), and the Global Family Research Initiative (Spencer James).
3. Attend Kennedy Lectures
Join us every Wednesday at Noon for Kennedy Lectures, a thematic series featuring scholars and expert voices. During Fall Semester 2021 we will explore “The New International (Dis)Order. You can listen in three ways:
- Attend in person in the Kennedy Center Conference Room (238 HRCB) or other venues, as noted on our website where you can find lecture flyers (PDF), speaker bios, and other details
- Listen live on overflow.byu.edu from on-campus and follow on Twitter #KenedyLive
- Watch several days later on our BYU Kennedy YouTube channel
4. Learn about becoming a faculty affiliate with our academic programs.
The Kennedy Center offers degrees in 6 academic majors and 8 minors. Each program is led by a faculty coordinator with faculty affiliates from departments across campus. Reach out to the program coordinator to learn more about how you might become involved in supporting this academic program.
- Africana Studies (minor)
- Ancient Near Eastern Studies
- Asian Studies
- European Studies
- Global Women’s Studies (minor)
- International Development (minor)
- International Relations
- Latin American Studies
- Middle East Studies/Arabic
5. Explore international scholarships.
Consider joining the elite ranks of BYU Faculty Fulbright recipients. Contact Kristen Kellems, FHSS Reserach Support.
Learn about prestigious and need-based international and area studies scholarships for your students by contacting James Mayo in the Kennedy Center about the following:
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
- Boren National Security Awards
- Gilman International Scholarship
- Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)
- Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
- Global Opportunity Scholarship