Faculty Leaders Award

Faculty leaders who complete a Faculty-Led Program (FLP) with SAI are invited to apply for the Faculty Leaders Award. One award is granted annually for one SAI location (throughout Italy, in and around Paris or Barcelona). The purpose of the award is to provide opportunities for faculty leaders to enhance their knowledge of a cultural region, identify teaching strategies that integrate global experiences with real world learning, and develop course content for a future faculty-led program with SAI.

The award provides international roundtrip air travel from the US, up to 7 nights lodging with breakfast, welcome lunch, and airport pick up. The Faculty Leaders Award may be arranged during the months of July, August, October and November. No knowledge of the host country language is required. Additional costs will apply for family or friends who accompany the award recipient. Faculty may opt to stay for longer periods at their own expense.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the Award will be announced by December 1st each year. The application consists of a letter of intent from the faculty member and curriculum vitae. The letter of intent should include the faculty member’s discipline, prior SAI faculty-led courses and program dates, proposed curriculum enhancement/research activities in a designated SAI location, preferred travel dates, and description of how the award activities will enrich the faculty’s professional knowledge and experience, as well as contribute to a future SAI faculty-led program.

Criteria for selection include demonstration of the faculty’s interest in pursuing activities that develop or expand breadth and depth of knowledge regarding Italy, France or Spain; and description of how the award will contribute to innovative teaching strategies and curriculum development. The awardee is expected to submit travel plans within 30 days of notification of the award, along with a blog related to planning and developing a faculty-led program. It is expected that the awardee will provide SAI with a reflection statement on their experiences while abroad.

For more information and/or to submit the application, please contact facultyled@saiprograms.com.