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 Student

Carolina Global Initiative Award Deadline: February 12, 2018

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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

Critical Language Scholarship Program Deadline: November 15, 2017

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

Fully funded, intensive language study during the summer

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Deadline: January 31, 2018

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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

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

Alumni | Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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 [SUMMER] Deadline: November 13, 2017

Undergraduate Student

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

Global Take Off: Puerto Rico [WINTER] Deadline: June 30, 2017

First-Year Student | Undergraduate Student

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

Matching Funds Rolling Deadline

Faculty | Graduate Student | Staff | Undergraduate Student

Support globally themed projects and events on campus or in the surrounding community that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.

Passport to GO! Deadline: October 2, 2017

Undergraduate Student

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

Student Learning Circle Rolling Deadline

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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

UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship Deadline: November 13, 2017

Junior | Senior | Undergraduate Student

Provides funding for one pre-medical or health student to participate on a summer health project for 3 weeks with medical students from the UNC School of Medicine.

Vimy Global Team Award Deadline: February 12, 2018

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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 Student | Staff | Undergraduate Student

Support globally themed projects and events on campus or in the surrounding community that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.

Graduate Student

Carolina Global Initiative Award Deadline: February 12, 2018

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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

Critical Language Scholarship Program Deadline: November 15, 2017

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

Fully funded, intensive language study during the summer

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Deadline: January 31, 2018

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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

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

Alumni | Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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 Student

Funds dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies for six or twelve months

Matching Funds Rolling Deadline

Faculty | Graduate Student | Staff | Undergraduate Student

Support globally themed projects and events on campus or in the surrounding community that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.

Pre-Dissertation Exploration Award Deadline: February 20, 2017

Graduate Student

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

Student Learning Circle Rolling Deadline

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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 12, 2018

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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.

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 Student | Staff | Undergraduate Student

Support globally themed projects and events on campus or in the surrounding community that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.

Alumni

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

Alumni | Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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

Dec 07

Dept. of State Funding Opportunities: Info Session

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm EST