At A Glance


Core group members must represent at least three different departments or schools.

Foster innovative and interdisciplinary research by supporting critique scholarly works, visiting speakers, conferences, grant proposals and embedding research into the curriculum.

Niklaus Steiner

ID# 1482 | Last Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2016


To foster innovative and interdisciplinary research, the Center for Global Initiatives is pleased to fund faculty working groups. These groups meet regularly to critique scholarly works, host visiting speakers, organize conferences, develop grant proposals and embed research into the curriculum.

Eligibility & Restrictions

  • The group’s core members must represent at least three different departments or schools.
  • All awards granted during the current academic year must be expended by May 31. For activity with a later start date, please hold your application until awards reopen next academic year.

Available Funding

The Center for Global Initiatives provides each group with $3,000 for one academic year with the possibility of renewal. None of the awarded amount can be used for food or catering.

Notification of Award

Applicants will receive award or rejection notices via email one to two 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 three weeks after you submit your application, please inform us.

Reporting Requirements

If you receive this award, you will be required to 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.

Awardees are also required to enter or update their brief biographical sketch in UNC’s Faculty International Expertise database.

Application Instructions

The online application includes specific instructions.

Contact Information

Niklaus Steiner, Director, Center for Global Initiatives

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