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Matching Funds

Applications Open: September 3, 2013 - May 15, 2014 


As a catalyst for the innovative work of faculty and students at UNC, the Center for Global Initiatives welcomes proposals seeking support for globally-themed projects that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.

Eligibility and Restrictions

In order to be eligible for funding, projects must:

  • articulate a global theme that is central to its goals;
  • demonstrate a matching financial commitment from at least one other unit on campus;
  • involve a project that is organized by a person or unit affiliated with UNC and
  • involve a project that takes place on campus or in the surrounding community
  • Preference is given to proposals that involve more than one department or school in order to encourage interdisciplinary work and to proposals that engage faculty, students, and staff. 
  • Priority will also be given to proposals that open access to global opportunities for underrepresented populations.
  • All awards granted during the 2013-2014 academic year must be expended by May 31st 2014.  For activity with a later start date, please hold your application until awards reopen next academic year.

PLEASE NOTE: Each faculty/staff member or student is limited to one award each academic year.

Available Funding: Awarded amount will rarely exceed $250. And no more than $100 of the awarded amount can be used for food or catering.

Notification of Award

Applicants will receive award or rejection notices via email 1-2 weeks after submitting an application. Please do not contact the Center for Global Initiatives to inquire about the status of your application during this time frame. However, if you have not received a notice 3 weeks after you submit your application, please let us know.

Reporting Requirements

If you receive this award, you will be required to collect and submit PIDs of campus members attending supported events, and submit a final report using the Center for Global Initiatives' Online Reporting System. This system collects narratives and data about funded projects to enable the Center to determine whether its programmatic purposes are being met.

Contact Information

Bevin Tighe
Program Assistant, Center for Global Initiatives

Niklaus Steiner

Director, Center for Global Initiatives


CGI aims to significantly increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students who have access to and benefit from global opportunities. As such, we actively encourage applications from these populations.