UIC Office of International Affairs

Funding for Activities Worldwide or Multiple Continents

U.S. Dept. of Education International Education Grant Program .Site provides overview of all international grant programs offered by the Department of Education to support international activities of faculty and graduate students to include Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (USDE) .

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Fellowships for advanced multi-country research. The program is open to US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD in fields in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Rotary Grants for University Teachers. Awarded to higher education faculty to teach at universities or colleges of their choice in developing countries. $10,000 for 3-5 months, $20,000 for 6-10 months.

Fulbright Scholar Program. Grants for study and research overseas.

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Institutional Grants to Institutions of Higher Education. Proposals should focus on projects that support the study of less-commonly taught regions, languages, and cultures in the context of fields of study critical to U.S. national security (up to 4 years and $450,000).

National Science Foundation. International research and education is funded in the form of fellowships, travel grants, summer institutes, workshops, research and education projects, and Antarctic projects.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Grant. Opportunities for US Scholars to teach/research in the Baltic States, Central and Eastern Europe, Mongolia, and the successor states of the former Soviet Union.

National Research Council. Travel Grants Governance in Post-Communist Societies. To support scholars to travel to Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union for periods of two to six weeks to conduct research related to Governance in Post-Communist Societies.

Jennings Randolph Program Senior Fellowships for International Peace. United States Institute of Peace. Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars and practitioners from a variety of professions, including college and university faculty, journalists, diplomats, writers, educators, military officers, international negotiators and lawyers.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC). SSRC supports predissertation and dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, and advanced research grants in both the social sciences and humanities. Some programs also provide support for natural scientists and non-academic professionals.

Rockefeller Foundation