Faculty Funding Resources for Research & Teaching Abroad
This non-comprehensive list includes funding opportunities for research and teaching abroad. The first section lists programs that offer funding to multiple countries; the following sections are country or region-specific. Please reach out if you have questions or plan to apply!
The CAORC Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.
The National Science Foundation offers several funding opportunities that support international collaborations in NSF-supported STEM disciplines (incl. social sciences). Includes fellowships, travel grants, summer institutes, workshops, research, and education projects.
TFD’s international grants program is designed to assist organizations based outside of Taiwan to carry out projects to promote democracy and human rights. Funding is provided for conferences, advocacy projects, research, publications, and educational programs.
The China Studies Institute (CSI) is a three-week program held in China. CSI allows AASCU faculty members without prior experience in Chinese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, and education administrators about Chinese civilization, history, language, business, and education in Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai.
Research for scholars who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India and to establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Awards are available for up to 4 months or for 6-9 months.
2-4 week writing residency for researchers in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and other academic disciplines. The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with the Foundation’s work to expand opportunities and to strengthen resilience for poor or vulnerable people.
The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is the chief instrument of the United States Government for maintaining expertise on Japan throughout U.S. academic and professional institutions. Grants offered in four areas: Exchanges and Scholarship; Global Challenges; Arts and Culture; and Education and Public Affairs.
The University of Washington – University of Ljubljana Scholars Exchange Committee invites applications from UW faculty, other academic personnel, and senior graduate students to visit the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) during the 2017 calendar year. Academic visitors are expected to give lectures, interact with Slovene students, and collaborate with Slovene faculty colleagues in their field of specialization.
Grants by the American Philosophical Society (APS) that support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge for a minimum of 1-2 months’ research in the archives and libraries of London.
In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, APS offers a visiting fellowship of between 2-4 months for research in Edinburgh in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences.