OIA Funding Opportunities


Office of International Affairs Funding Opportunities

Internationalization Seed Grants - The aim of the Internationalization Seed Grant program is to provide grants that will improve the range of international partnerships by NC State faculty/staff and will foster meaningful, collaborative, global scholarship and engagement.  Seed grants are reviewed by the University Standing Committee on International Programs (CIP). 2015-2016 CIP Seed Grant request for proposal is now started. 

Proposal submission deadline is January 10, 2015, 5pm, by email to the Office of International Affairs (international-affairs@ncsu.edu). Late submissions will not be considered.

February 9, 2015 - Announcement of awards

The maximum award, not including any matching/cost sharing funds is $5,000. Cost sharing is highly encouraged for the sustainability of the program. July 1, 2015 - Funds distributed (must be spent by June 30, 2016)

University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) Research Collaboration Fund: 

The UGPN is now accepting proposals for the 2014 UGPN Research Collaboration Fund. This Fund will support international activities leading to high quality research collaborations between researchers at the UGPN partner institutions. These awards are designed to go beyond pump-priming and early contact partner outreach; they will support substantive engagement that leads to high quality outputs, such as international research training for graduate students or early career faculty, publication of joint papers from collaborative research, or joint research bids. Proposals should be jointly submitted by faculty from at least two of the UGPN partner institutions. The fund will support up to eight (8) projects based upon the scientific or scholarly merit of proposals and the availability of resources.

Download the full Call for Proposals.

Deadline for Proposal Submission: 5:00 pm Friday May 2, 2014.


Harry C. Kelly Fund: For U.S.-Japan Scientific Cooperation

The Harry C. Kelly Memorial Fund (Harry C. Kelly, former Provost and Vice Chancellor of NC State 1967-1974) was created in 1985 in support of international cooperation between the scientific and technical communities of Japan and the United States.  The Kelly Fund, a major endowment, is administered by the NC Japan Center to advance this mission and to work with scientific and engineering colleges at NC State vis-a-vis Japan.

The purpose of the Kelly Fund is to promote better cooperation between the scientific and technical communities of Japan and the United States, through support by way of scholarships and fellowships for exchange students in the sciences and engineering at NC State and for study of the Japanese language. Funding can be provided to support faculty travel to Japan as well as exchanges for joint research relating to technology, engineering and Japanese language programs.

For more information, please contact (ncjapancenter@ncsu.edu).  Requests will be reviewed by the NC Japan Center's Academic Advisory Committee.  Requests should be submitted in writing (including a project description of no more than 500 words and budget justification) to international-affairs@ncsu.edu. Funding is anticipated to be awarded by early March.

For planning international travel, please consult the U.S. Department of State's travel website http://travel.state.gov/index.html for information and warnings.


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