Course Enhancement Grants Support Global Teaching, Learning and Research

Course Enhancement Grants.

Deadline: April 30, 2022

Course Enhancement Grants support innovative approaches to global teaching, learning and research, both at Duke and abroad. Grants will be awarded to faculty projects that provide Duke students with meaningful global experiences and create new opportunities for global learning and engagement.

Projects may include (1) adding global content to existing courses; (2) creating new courses that incorporate a global learning experience; (3) encouraging language study, study abroad, and involvement with Duke’s Center for International and Global Studies and its area studies centers; (4) promoting critical reflection on global topics. All project proposals should delineate learning outcomes and assessment criteria.


  • Developing new globally-oriented courses, which may promote collaborations across departments, schools and/or locations around the globe
  • Incorporating short-term global experiences into existing courses
  • Adding a foreign language component to an existing course (e.g. teaching a section of a course in a relevant foreign language)
  • Establishing strategic partnerships that enhance the internationalization of the curriculum and result in globally-taught courses
  • Establishing global internship programs linked to course content
  • Launching new cultural/regional immersion courses
  • Engaging undergraduate students in short or long-term international research projects

Priority will be given to proposals that:

  • Use innovative teaching methods such as
    • Experiential learning
    • Service learning
    • Hybrid online/on-campus approaches
    • Collaboration with international partner institutions
  • Address pressing global issues, such as climate change, global health and immigration
  • Engage with countries or regions in the Global South (through topics, projects, or partners)
  • Have interdisciplinary components
  • Forge connections with in-country collaborators

Who is eligible to apply?

Permanent Duke faculty (individually or in groups) are eligible to apply. Proposals must have the endorsement of the faculty member’s department chair and approval from the Dean’s office.

How much funding is available?

Award amounts range from $3,000 to $7,500. If additional funds are needed to implement certain aspects of the curriculum, applicants may apply for additional funding.

See the full request for proposals on the Duke Global Affairs website.