International Strategic Initiatives (ISI) is a seed grant fund designed to leverage external funding in support of internationalizing the university. Each year, OII issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) and awards multiple seed grants totaling $100,000 to successful applicants. Since its inception in 1997, this program has awarded $1.32 million in seed grants that have helped leverage some $57 million in external funding from public, private, and non-governmental institutions.
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ISI grants have helped secure funding for international activities such as the joint EU-DOE FIPSE program for a dual degree in economics and modern languages; the recently approved Title VI Center for International Business Education (CIBER); and numerous programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development/Higher Education for Development in business, entrepreneurship, distance education, English language training, fiscal studies, taxation and decentralization. These and other programs leveraged by ISI grants have allowed hundreds of Georgia State faculty members and students to expand their international engagement.
The Return on Investment (ROI) section on the right features program(s) or project(s) initiated with the assistance of ISI seed grants.
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