Seed Money Fund


The INU Seed Money Fund addresses the need for INU faculty and staff to start a project of significance to network partnerships.  This is an open seed-funding call seeking creative ideas that support internationalization and global engagement within the INU.  The call is open to all disciplines and a variety of activities (i.e., not limited to research only).  Up to $5,000 annually is available in the Seed Money Fund. Priority will be given to projects that align with INU mission, vision, and value statement.


Why apply

Because the success of the INU depends upon successful partnership activities among members.


Who can apply

Faculty or staff members from an INU institution.  The Network encourages collaboration among two or more INU members.  A member institution can submit multiple applications.


How to apply

Complete the application form and send to the INU office, or +1 540 568-3310 (fax).


Funding amount

Up to $5,000 annually


Submission deadline

September 15 to be considered by selection committee at October meeting


Seed Money Fund period

Up to one year.   INU makes one award annually.  The INU budget begins January 1 and ends December 31. Regardless of the start and end date of the project, the expenditure, outcomes, and narrative reports of the results should be submitted to the INU office by December 31.


Decision criteria

The primary criterion is project alignment with the INU mission, vision, and value statements.  Additionally, project proposals will be rated based on the outcomes and potential impact.  The selection committee is comprised of three representatives of INU institutions who meet once a year in October.


For more information, contact Vesna Hart at the INU office,

2015 Seed Money Fund Recipient, Adam Ridley

2015 Seed Money Fund Recipient, Adam Ridley

Seed Money Fund Recipients

2015 Adam Ridley