Curriculum Development Grants

2020-2021 Call for Proposals

Call for Map of Lusophone WorldProjects in Luso-Brazilian Studies

Description: The Atlanta Global Studies Center and the Georgia State University Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies seek proposals from teachers and faculty to develop projects in Lusophone / Luso-Brazilian Studies that introduce students to Lusophone languages and cultures and connect students to enriching learning experiences, study abroad, internship, and/or career opportunities. Proposals should describe projects that will result in engaging experiences for students, online content, reproducible teaching and classroom materials, and/or assessment tools. Preference will be given to projects that develop online teaching tools and/or virtual exchange opportunities for students in AY21-22.

Funding will be awarded as professional development or professional stipend/honorarium, depending on institutional requirements. Professional development funds may be used for travel to conferences, equipment, or books, but is not payable as salary.

A total of two awards up to $2000 each will be granted.


  • Submit a project description, a description of deliverables, student learning outcomes, timeline, and budget in a single PDF file by April 25, 2021, 11:59 pm (EDT) to
  • Your proposal should be no longer than 3 pages.
  • Grant recipients must be employed as a teacher at a K12 school or college/university faculty in Georgia. Please list your full name, current position, and institution name on the application document. Include your physical address, email address, and phone number.
  • Include a detailed budget. Itemize your anticipated expenses and funding sources Include your funding request of up to $2000 from the Atlanta Global Studies Center and other funding sources (if any).
  • Awards will be processed by the end of July 2021, following the regulations of your institution or department.
  • Award recipients will be invited to present their projects at AGSC events.
  • Award recipients are required to submit project deliverables and a final report by August 30, 2021.
  • AGSC will publish/share grant-funded projects online. See for examples.

Funding Priorities

Deadline for Submission: April 25, 2021

Notification of Awards: May 3, 2021

Deadline to expend funds: July 30, 2021

Project deliverables and report deadline: August 30, 2021

Project implementation: Fall 2021

Contact Diana Wrenn Rapp for more information.

Call for Proposals

Georgia State University Call for Proposals on Virtual Exchange 

The Office of International Initiatives (OII) and Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) seek proposals from Georgia State University faculty to integrate Virtual Exchange activities into classes taught during the 2021 fall semester. An exciting interactive high impact practice, VE:

  • Connects GSU students and faculty with their counterparts at an international university to work collaboratively
  • Promotes students’ intercultural competence and digital literacy across shared multicultural learning environments
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching strategies, such as peer review, cooperative learning, online discussions, project-based learning, service learning and co-teaching.

Benefits of globalizing the curriculum through VE include introducing students to an interconnected world, promoting digital literacy, and fostering cultural appreciation and understanding. VE supports GSU’s Quality Enhancement Plan to develop Global/Intercultural Fluency Career-Readiness Skills. Learn more about Virtual Exchange.

Deadline: April 16, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Applications must include:

Statement on desired amount of funding including clear statement of proposal elections.

  • Will attend Designing VE Workshop
  • Am applying for GTA support of a course with seating capacity of > 75

Abstract (up to 200 words)

Proposal Narrative (no more than 3 pages) that describes:

  1. Course and student population (include partner university and student population, if applicable).
  2. VE activities (address suitability for large-enrollment classes if appropriate).
  3. Facilitation of student interaction and grading of VE activities.
  4. Technology utilized.
  5. Identification of student learning outcomes ( i.e. cultivating a global perspective, insight into personal cultural values, interpreting an intercultural experience from more than one viewpoint, and negotiating a shared understanding of differences with openness).
  6. Sustainability of VE activities in future course offerings (potential that VE component could be integrated into a course for multiple semesters and be facilitated by a different instructor).
  7. Statement from Chair for VE in classes with seating capacity > 75: “I support this application, and confirm that if awarded, the amount of $2000 will be sufficient, or supplemented with departmental support, to cover a GTA for (at least 10 hours per week) during the 2021 fall semester.”
  8. Signature of Department Chair and Dean.


A review committee will be appointed by OII and AGSC to rate proposals according to the following criteria:

  • Details and clarity of project description
  • Timeline for implementation of activities
  • Level of innovation and creativity of activities
  • Strength of connection of student learning outcomes to global/cultural fluency
  • Appropriateness of technology for activities and partner university
  • Sustainability

Submit complete proposal as a single PDF file via email to by April 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. Award notifications will be made by May 7, 2021.


2019-2020 Call for Proposals

Georgia State University Call for Virtual Exchange ProposalsCourse Development Image

2019-20 Call for Proposals: CLOSED

For more information, please contact Nannette Commander, Virtual Exchange Coordinator, GSU, at

Georgia State University Call for Faculty Teaching and Learning Communities on Global Competence and/or Virtual Exchange

Call for Proposals: CLOSED

Application Link

2018-2019 Recipients

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Dr. Anjali Thomas Bohlken, International Affairs - INTA 2050 “Introduction to Global Development” (revision/enhancement)

  • Dr. Neha Kumar, International Affairs/Computing - “Human-Centered AI and Taking the Long, Holistic, and Intersectional View to Women’s Wellbeing (new course to be offered in Spring 2020)

  • Dr. Michael Hoffman, Public Affairs - "GloCL Reflect Project for online virtual decision-making process strategies with Foreign Language content" (ongoing curricular project on transforming the Reflect! platform ( into a global collaborative learning (GLoCL) support system)

Georgia State University

  • Jessie Hayden, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Perimeter College - Global Engagement Teaching and Learning Community and development of the Global Engagement website ( with learning activities to connect the classroom to the world. 

  • Dr. Hakyoon Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures - Linguistic Landscape Project in Foreign Language Education and Raising Impact: Engaging Beginning College Learners of Additional Languages In Linguistic Landscape Research

  • Dr. Hae Sung Yang, Undergraduate Director, Department of Applied Linguistics - Creating a Cultural Mosaic in the Classroom: Teaching Multilingual Students Faculty Teaching and Learning Community and Multilingual Students' Perceptions of Inclusiveness across the Curriculum