Darcie Donegan

Whatcom Community College


Ritu Lauer

Peninsula College


Yi Li

Tacoma Community College


Mike VanQuickenborne

Everett Community College

Bin Zhang, PhD

South Puget Sound Community College


Each year the NIEA offers a competitive mini-grant process in which faculty at member institutions, both adjunct and full time, can propose an entirely new course, a new unit for an existing course, a substantial revision of an existing unit to make it more globalized, or a replicable international experience that enhances global knowledge at their institution.

Read about some of our successful mini-grant projects here.

2017 Mini-Grant Recipients


NIEA’s mini-grant program has benefited hundreds of faculty and students in the region. Abstracts of projects and course materials are available to the NIEA membership.The deadline to apply for 2016 mini-grants is April 8 at midnight. Applications must be emailed to Heather Lukashin.


Grant amounts are typically as follows:​

  • Developing an entirely new course that is global in focus: $1250.00

  • Substantially revising an existing course to make it more global: $950.00

  • Creating a new unit for an existing course that is global in focus: $750.00

  • Creating a replicable international activity: $500.00

Grants are given after the faculty member demonstrates that he or she has taught the new or modified course/unit or conducted the activity.

For more than 25 years, NIEA has awarded mini-grants for projects to internationalize curriculum. Awards range from $500 to $1,250, depending on the extent of curricular development. Juried awards are made in the spring of each year.

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