All of the funding opportunities currently offered by the Center for Global Initiatives are listed below. You can filter by your affiliation with UNC or search by keyword to find the awards that work for you. We encourage you to also review out a variety of other funding sources, including the Embark Carolina Funding Finder.

Carolina Global Initiative Award Rolling Deadline

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

Funding for students to complete a global experience in the U.S. or abroad

Conference Presentation Award Rolling Deadline

Faculty | Staff

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

Critical Language Scholarship Program Deadline: November 15, 2017

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

Fully funded, intensive language study during the summer

Curriculum Development Award Deadline: February 26, 2018


To help faculty infuse global content into their courses.

Faculty Working Group Rolling Deadline


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

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

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

Funds the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Deadline: September 20, 2018

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: June 25, 2018

Graduate Student

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

Global Take Off: Puerto Rico Deadline: July 29, 2018

First-Year Student | Undergraduate Student

Provides funding for students to participate in an interactive, five-day experience in 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: September 30, 2018

First-Year Student | Undergraduate Student

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

Pre-Dissertation Exploration Award Deadline: February 26, 2018

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.

The James Peacock REACH Fellowship Deadline: February 28, 2019

Graduate Student

Funding for Ph.D. students interested in exploring alternative academic (Alt-Ac) careers

UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship Deadline: November 13, 2017

Junior | Senior | Undergraduate Student

Provides funding for one pre-medical or health student to participate in a three-week summer health project with UNC medical students

Vimy Global Team Award Deadline: November 30, 2018

Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

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