Study Abroad Allocations Committee

Request for Proposals: AY 2021-2022 Study Abroad Allocations Committee

Each year, the Associate Provost for Faculty Success appoints members of a Study Abroad Allocation Committee (SAAC) to evaluate and make decisions about proposals for faculty-led study abroad experiences for UNM students.

For AY 2021-2022, SAAC members are:

Kristina Yu, Chair, College of Architecture and Planning / University College

Les Field, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Kristine Tollestrup, School of Population Health

Scott England, School of Law

Todd Karr, Global Education Office

Annette Mares Duran, Global Education Office


After a hiatus in Academic Year 2020-2021 because of the pandemic, the SAAC is pleased to announce two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for faculty from Main Campus, the Law School, and the Health Sciences Center for AY 2021-2022.

Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs:   SAAC requests proposals for small grants to support faculty-led study-abroad programs for AY 2021-2022. Please note that considering ongoing global public health concerns, proposals must have strong plans for participant and host community safety, contingency plans in case conditions impede parts or all of a program (including plans for students to earn credit if the study abroad component of a course is cancelled after the course begins), and evidence of strong local arrangements and counterparts to manage unexpected challenges. Given the later-than-normal request for proposals, the committee primarily anticipates funding programs involving travel from mid-May 2022 through the end of the summer 2022 semester. Programs previously funded for 2021-2020 but unable to travel in 2020 have been allowed to retain their allocations and may re-apply for funding increases if expected program costs have increased.  Added costs should be explained in the narrative, a new budget should be submitted, and the budget should clearly distinguish funds in hand, funds requested, and revised costs per student.  Please note that all applicants who have previously had SAAC funding for a faculty-led study abroad program must have filed their final report for the previous program. See the final report guidelines for details.


Development of New Study Abroad Programs: SAAC also requests proposals for small grants to support the planning and development of new study-abroad components to enhance established or proposed new courses.  These are planning awards, not awards for the student-led trip itself (see above).  Applicants should make particular efforts to explain the choice of location, the applicant’s expertise in the country or region, and steps already taken to establish contacts in the host country and areas.


Proposals for both programs are due by 5:00 pm on November 19, 2021, and should be submitted to Dach Vann in the office of the provost, labeled to the attention of the Study Abroad Allocations Committee ( Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Successful proposals will be announced in December.

The UNM Global Education Office has additional information relevant to international activities: