External Funding Opportunities

External Funding Opportunities


USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Funding Programs: 

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program (HSI)

1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants (CBG) Program

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

Obama Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI): Announced by the U.S. and Indian governments, OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education.

US-China Collaborative Research in Environmental Sustainability: The U.S. and China have the two largest economies on Earth and also have important engineering, technology, business and trade relationships with each other. Both nations face significant environmental sustainability challenges, for example in water and energy, urban sustainability, and manufacturing. Fundamental research is needed to provide the foundational knowledge for addressing these challenges.

National Science Foundation (NSF) International Research Experiences for Students (IRES): The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering.

Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars: The competition for the 2014-2015 seminar is open and accepting applications. The seminars are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in: IndiaJapanKoreaGermany, or France.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship: This U.S. Department of Education program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

Australia Awards - Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships: The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme that provides up to $272,500 AUD for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.

Global Innovation Initiative: The Global Innovation Initiative is a joint effort of the United States and the United Kingdom to strengthen global multilateral collaboration through grants to university consortia focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related issues of global significance that foster cutting-edge multinational research and strengthen institutional international partnerships.

Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC): The Catalyzing New International Collaborations program supports the participation of US-based researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international research collaborations.

Academic Consortium 21 (AC21): Special Project Fund - The establishment of the AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) aims to promote the development of research and educational exchange between AC21 members by financially supporting a variety of activities and research projects. Although research collaboration between AC21 members is important, this fund is not intended to support particular or individual research projects.  For example, a symposium jointly held by three institutions, featuring speakers from these institutions, and open to all AC21 members, as well as to the general public, will serve our goal of internationalization and cooperation between members more effectively, compared to simple research projects conducted by one or two individuals per institution. Awards of up to $10,000 per project are available. 

Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language ProgramThe Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL) provide funds to plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.



Resources available at NC State for identifying external funding sources include Community of Science, the federal funding opportunities resource Grants.gov, a variety of alert services available directly from sponsoring agencies, plus a science funding source, www.GrantsNet.org, and additional resources.  For more information, go to Research Funding Opportunities listed by the Research Development Office.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.  It offers opportunities for U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research or participate in seminars in over 150 different countries.

Search for more international funding opportunities through resources compiled by UC Davis.


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