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There are 7 opportunity(s) listed at this time .


Deadline: 12/01/2017
Estimated Program Funding: $1,000.00
Funding Agency(s): North Carolina State University


The International Travel Assistance Fund encourages and supports faculty or staff international engagement in research, teaching and other scholarly activities. Faculty and staff can request $1,000 to use towards international travel that relates to NC State’s global strategic plan.

Up to ten applicants will be selected for funding. Applications will be evaluated in terms of importance, need and potential impact. The supplemental fund will defray costs associated with existing travel plans for academic purposes including, but not limited to; research collaboration, partnership development, study abroad program development or other scholarly activities. The fund is available to faculty and staff in all disciplines. Department Head (or equivalent) approval is required.


  • All full-time, permanent NC State employees are eligible to apply for funding.
  • International travel must take place between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Applications for travel prior to January 1, 2018 will not be considered.
  • Applications indicating collaboration with NC State global strategic partners will be given priority.
  • Travel Assistance funds are not intended to support individual conference attendance, but rather are intended for enhancing partnership development. Exceptions may be granted if conference attendance occurs in conjunction with additional global engagement activities.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the International Travel Assistance Fund Application.
  2. Obtain department head or equivalent supervisor approval.
  3. Upload the Signature Page and submit the application by December 1, 2017.
Posted: 10/20/2017

Deadline: 01/12/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentĀ (USAID)



Since 2014, NIFA has been participating in U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program. PEER is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries, partnered with U.S. Government-supported collaborators, to apply for USAID funding to support research and capacity-building activities on topics with strong potential development impacts. U.S. researchers with eligible NIFA awards can opt to partner with developing country scientists seeking to be funded by USAID. 


Research proposals submitted under the Open Call can address a variety of topics, including: biodiversity, agriculture, environment, climate change, clean energy, disaster mitigation, food security, water/sanitation, urbanization, democracy and governance, and education. Current NIFA awardees with expertise in these subject areas are eligible to serve as partners on PEER pre-proposals. There are also regional or country-specific calls.  


PEER is currently accepting pre-proposals with a deadline of Jan. 12, 2018. In order for a PEER pre-proposal to be eligible for review, the NIFA-supported partner’s award must remain active for at least 12 months after the expected start date of the PEER project (which may start no earlier than Sept. 1, 2018) to ensure that both sides have resources available to support their collaboration. For more program information visit NIFA's PEER webpage and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine website for PEER or contact Patty Fulton (
Posted: 10/27/2017

Deadline: 01/12/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $5,000.00
Funding Agency(s): North Carolina State University

The aim of the Internationalization Seed Grant program is to provide grants that improve the range of international partnerships at NC State and foster meaningful, collaborative, global scholarship and engagement. Proposals are reviewed by the Committee on International Programs (CIP).

Strategic and deliberate collaborations that lead to the development of joint research proposals, student mobility programs, adjunct appointments and scholarly activities are encouraged. The maximum award, not including cost sharing funds from domestic and international partners, is $5000.

The seed grant program is currently accepting proposals for the 2018-2019 cycle.

Proposal Timeline:

  • Proposal Announcement – November 2, 2017
  • Proposal Deadline – 5:00 pm January 12, 2018 by completing the online application. (Questions can be directed to  Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Announcement of Awards – February 2018
  • Funds Available – July 1, 2018 (must be spent by June 30, 2019)
  • Final Report Deadline– December 31, 2019
Posted: 11/03/2017

Deadline: 01/15/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $8,000.00
Funding Agency(s): Others

Objectives This program aims to promote established scientists from the United States to come to Israel to contribute to agricultural research activities by engaging in one or more of the following:

  •  participate in a joint short research endeavour ? introduce innovative methods and techniques in the Israeli host's lab
  •  interact with students in the host’s lab or other Israeli laboratories to support and encourage their research endeavours
  •  give lecture series
  •  participate in seminars, workshops and other exchanges of scientific knowledge with Israeli counterparts in departments and institutions outside those of the host’s lab Eligibility Citizens of the United States who are research scientists affiliated with a US non-profit research institution, university, federal or state agency are eligible to apply.
Posted: 11/06/2017

Deadline: 01/15/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $20,000.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. - Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

Purpose: The purpose of the BARD workshop is to identify research needs in areas of new development, to define directions and opportunities regarding contemporary agricultural needs and provide information needed to address policy issues. The workshop is intended to promote increased contact between BARD scientists and other scientists throughout the world who work in academic and industrial communities in areas related to the binational agricultural interests of BARD.

Scientists affiliated with public or private non-profit research institutions in the United States and Israel are eligible to apply.

Cooperation: BARD workshops are a cooperative effort of scientists from both the United States and Israel. The proposal is to be submitted jointly, by at least one scientist from each country.
Posted: 08/21/2017

Deadline: 01/31/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $10,000.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


The Academic Consortium for the 21st Century (AC21) was established on June 24, 2002 at the International Forum hosted by Nagoya University, Japan, as an international network comprised of educational, research and industrial organizations throughout the world. Consisting of 18 institutions, the AC21 seeks to promote the cooperation in education and research bridging between different societies in the world to share wisdom and knowledge on different cultures necessary for co-existence beyond national and regional boundaries. The AC21 Special Project Fund was created in order to bring together members of AC21 Universities, encouraging and introducing new research opportunities, exchange, and networking for academics.


Special Project Fund was created in order to promote the development of research and educational exchange between AC21 members by providing seed funding for a variety of collaborative research projects and activities. Although research collaboration between AC21 members is important, this fund is not intended to support particular or individual research projects. It is awarded to projects that include as many participants as possible. For example, a symposium jointly held by three or more 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.

Project Examples

  • Forum for graduate students
  • Small international forums
  • Mini worksops
  • Joint mini-symposia related to certain research areas
  • Joint research between small groups of researchers
  • Seed funds for schooling projects
  • Seed funds for startup long-term research projects or centers


Applicants must be NC State faculty members or members of an eligible AC21 member institution

Anticipated Funding Amount

Up to $10,000 per project will be awarded

Application Period

Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018

In order to avoid confusion or multiple submissions for any project involving NC State, a designated project group leader needs to submit a complete set of application materials to NC State’s AC21 Communicator, David Dixon, who will then submit it to the AC21 General Secretariat.


David Dixon, Director of Global Partnerships, Office of Global Engagement

Posted: 11/03/2017

Deadline: 03/15/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund is pleased to announce a new grant competition, supported by Chevron Corporation and the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina


The U.S.-Argentina Workforce Development Competition for Innovations in Study Abroad Partnerships & Collaboration is open only to higher education institutions in the U.S and Argentina that promote study abroad and training opportunities in the field of Economic Development and STEM, with a special emphasis on Energy, Geosciences, or Natural Resources Management.


The intent of this Innovation fund competition is to award up to eleven (11) Innovation Grants of up to $25,000 to selected proposals from HEI teams that commit additional resources to leverage the award.


In applying for this competition, higher education institutions from the U.S. and Argentina will demonstrate how they will assert leadership in implementing proposed innovations, increase student mobility, maintain student and faculty engagement, and commit to making concrete changes to expand access to study abroad for all students as sending and/or hosting institutions. Faculty and administrators from eligible countries are encouraged to apply.
Posted: 11/16/2017