Department of Education

Office of Postsecondary Education - Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) administers over 60 programs that address critical national needs and support our mission of increasing access to quality postsecondary education.


International Business Education Program

This program provides funding to institutions of higher education in the United States on issues of importance to U.S. trade and competitiveness.
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 Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.
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).


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.