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Grants for International Activities and Research

Grants for International Activities and Research

Department of Education

US-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program - FIPSE

The program, jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the Brazilian Ministry of Education, provides grants for up to four years to consortia of at least two academic institutions each from Brazil and the United States. The program fosters the exchange of students and faculty within the context of bilateral curricular development.
Country: Brazil

European Union-United States Atlantis Program - FIPSE

The program supports projects that develop organizational frameworks for transatlantic student mobility, including work placements and internships that will provide adequate language preparation and full academic credit. Also supported are innovative curricula; teaching materials, methods, and modules; research internships; and teaching assignments.
Countries: European Union

Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education - FIPSE

The program promotes a student-centered, North American dimension to education and training in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines that complement existing forms of bilateral and
trilateral exchange programs among Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Consortia are funded for four years with the first year of funding dedicated to establishing consortium agreements or memoranda of understanding among institutions in the participating countries.
Countries: Canada and Mexico

United States-Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education - FIPSE

Provides grants that demonstrate partnerships between Russian and American institutions of higher education that contribute to the development and promotion of educational opportunities between the two nations, particularly in the areas of mutual foreign language learning and the cooperative study in all subject areas.
Country: Russia

Business and International Education Program

This program provides funds to institutions of higher education (IHEs) that enter into agreements with trade associations and businesses to improve the academic teaching of the business curriculum and to
conduct outreach activities that expand the capacity of the business community to engage in international economic activities.
Countries: Various

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.
Countries: Various

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad

This program funds fellowships through institutions of higher education (IHEs) to faculty members who propose to conduct research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies to improve their skill
in languages and their knowledge of the culture of the people of these countries. Funds support: travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research, a maintenance stipend for the fellow related to his or her academic year salary, and an allowance for research -related expenses overseas such as books and photocopying, tuition, affiliation fees, local travel, and other incidental expenses.
Countries: Various

Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad – Bilateral Projects

The program provides short -term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their under standing and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Support is generally made available through interagency agreements. The Department of Education transfers funds through the State Department to Fulbright commissions in various countries to pay the costs associated with administering seminars. This partnership allows the program to use the services and expertise of binational organizations to plan and conduct seminars for U.S. educators.
Countries: Various

United States Agency for International Development

Countries: Various

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)

Administered by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), PEER is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries, partnered with USG-supported collaborators, to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics with strong potential development impacts. This innovative program is designed to leverage the investments other USG-supported agencies have made in scientific research and training while supporting the initiatives of developing country scientists.

Department of State

International Sports Program Initiative

Supports partnerships among U.S. IHEs and foreign institutions to enhance and improve the infrastructure of youth sports programs in select countries around the world. The focus of all programs must be reaching out to youth ages 7-17 and/or their coaches and administrators. Themes include: Youth Sports Engagement, Sport and Disability, Sport for Social Change, and Sport and Health. Programs designed to train elite athletes will not be considered.

Limited submission: one application per institution.

International Programs to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Program's mission is to combat modern slavery by employing a "3 P" strategy: preventing trafficking in persons, protecting/assisting trafficking victims, and prosecuting traffickers and others who profit from
trafficking in persons. Program supports leadership and coordination within the U.S. government and engages with foreign governments, civil society and multilateral organizations to devote resources to
addressing human trafficking. Program encourages partnerships with international agencies.

Middle East Partnership Initiative

MEPI assists efforts to expand political participation, strengthen civil society and the rule of law, empower women and youth, create educational opportunities, and foster economic reform throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).


William C. Foster Fellows Visiting Scholars Program

Supports tenured or tenure track faculty (U.S. Citizens only) in fields such as history, regional studies, nuclear engineering, nuclear physics, nuclear forensics, mathematics, political science, and foreign
policy. Applicants selected annually for one-year assignments in State Department's participating bureaus: Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; International Security and Nonproliferation; and
Political-Military Affairs.

National Science Foundation

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

Supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. Supports active
research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by NSF. Program also includes Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects which
support dissertation research abroad by a single doctoral student in collaboration with a foreign investigator (proposals accepted any time).

Other Sources

US Institute of Peace

US Institute of Peace supports innovative peace building projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices. Moreover, they focus on preventing, managing, and resolving
violent conflict and promoting post-conflict in settings outside the U.S.

Japan US Friendship Commission

Japan US Friendship Commission seeks applications that engage in exchanges, global challenges, arts, culture, education and public affairs between the Japan and the US.

NIH-Fogarty International Center

Fogarty International Center at NIH offers a variety of funding opportunities to support the field of global health research. Fogarty also offers a variety of resources for those seeking global health research
funding across NIH, and from other organizations.