The Center for Global Initiatives offers an array of competitive funding for global opportunities to faculty, students and staff. We are especially interested in opening access to global opportunities for individuals, groups, units and disciplines traditionally underrepresented in such intellectual pursuits.

In addition to being UNC’s institutional home of the Fulbright program, we support curriculum development, field research, international internships, conference participation, pre-dissertation travel and foreign language training. We also provide matching funds for innovative projects that expand the global work of UNC.

Undergraduate Students

Carolina Global Initiative Award Deadline: February 13, 2017

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Funding to students to complete a global opportunity during the summer, in the U.S. or abroad.

Critical Language Scholarship Program Deadline: November 16, 2016

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Provides fully-funded intensive language study for during the summer to a diverse group of students.

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Deadline: January 31, 2017

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Deadline: September 18, 2017

Alumni | Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Allows graduating seniors, graduate students and recent graduates to study, research or teach in one of more than 140 countries.

Global Take Off: Puerto Rico Deadline: June 30, 2017

Undergraduate Students

Provides funding for students to participate in an interactive, four-day, faculty-led trip to Puerto Rico.

Matching Funds Rolling Deadline

Faculty | Graduate Students | Staff | Undergraduate Students

Support globally themed projects and events that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.

Passport to GO! Deadline: October 14, 2016

Undergraduate Students

Funding for first-year or new transfer students to obtain their first U.S. passport.

Student Learning Circle Rolling Deadline

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Receive funding for an academic year to support activities such as speaker series, brown bag lunches, workshops, publications, film screenings and service-learning projects.

Vimy Global Team Award Deadline: February 13, 2017

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Funding for a team to pursue research, service or documentary projects outside the United States.

Staff

Conference Presentation Award Rolling Deadline

Faculty | Staff

Offer modest support to faculty and staff who are presenting important scholarly work at major conferences abroad.

Fulbright Scholar Program Deadline: August 1, 2017

Faculty | Staff

Opportunities to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Matching Funds Rolling Deadline

Faculty | Graduate Students | Staff | Undergraduate Students

Support globally themed projects and events that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.

Graduate Students

Carolina Global Initiative Award Deadline: February 13, 2017

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Funding to students to complete a global opportunity during the summer, in the U.S. or abroad.

Critical Language Scholarship Program Deadline: November 16, 2016

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Provides fully-funded intensive language study for during the summer to a diverse group of students.

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Deadline: January 31, 2017

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Deadline: September 18, 2017

Alumni | Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Allows graduating seniors, graduate students and recent graduates to study, research or teach in one of more than 140 countries.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Deadline: March 1, 2017

Graduate Students

Fund dissertation research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six- to 12-months.

Matching Funds Rolling Deadline

Faculty | Graduate Students | Staff | Undergraduate Students

Support globally themed projects and events that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.

Pre-Dissertation Exploration Award Deadline: February 20, 2017

Graduate Students

Help students early in their doctoral studies do preliminary explorations in preparation for writing their dissertation proposal.

Student Learning Circle Rolling Deadline

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Receive funding for an academic year to support activities such as speaker series, brown bag lunches, workshops, publications, film screenings and service-learning projects.

Vimy Global Team Award Deadline: February 13, 2017

Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Funding for a team to pursue research, service or documentary projects outside the United States.

Faculty

Conference Presentation Award Rolling Deadline

Faculty | Staff

Offer modest support to faculty and staff who are presenting important scholarly work at major conferences abroad.

Curriculum Development Award Deadline to be Announced

Faculty

To help faculty infuse global content into their courses.

Faculty Working Group Rolling Deadline

Faculty

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

Fulbright Scholar Program Deadline: August 1, 2017

Faculty | Staff

Opportunities to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Matching Funds Rolling Deadline

Faculty | Graduate Students | Staff | Undergraduate Students

Support globally themed projects and events that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.

Alumni

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Deadline: September 18, 2017

Alumni | Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Allows graduating seniors, graduate students and recent graduates to study, research or teach in one of more than 140 countries.

Upcoming Funding Related Events & Deadlines

Apr 27

Fulbright U.S. Student Program & Peace Corps Info Session (Undergraduates)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm EDT
Apr 28

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (MA/PhD)

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EDT
May 03

Center for Global Initiatives Awards Reception

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm EDT