Global Project Supplement Fund

NC State Global supports faculty and staff through an annual fund that provides up to $1,000 travel awards to encourage global engagement.

The Global Project Supplement Fund (formerly the International Travel Assistance Fund) encourages and supports faculty or staff international engagement in research, teaching and other scholarly activities. Faculty and staff can request up to $1,000 to use towards either international travel or virtual projects that relate to NC State’s global strategic plan.

Up to ten applicants will be selected for funding throughout the fiscal year. Applications will be evaluated in terms of importance, need and potential impact. Priority will be given to projects that involve two or more of the following:

  • collaboration with NC State global strategic partners
  • COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) experiences embedded in courses
  • clear alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • participation in diverse geographic regions or involving underrepresented faculty, students, staff or disciplines

The supplemental fund will defray costs associated with project expenses or travel for academic purposes including, but not limited to: research collaboration, partnership development, study abroad program development, international collaboration on virtual/online course development or other scholarly activities. The fund is available to faculty and staff in all disciplines. Department Head (or equivalent) approval is required.


  • All full-time, permanent NC State employees are eligible to apply for funding.
  • Project Supplement funds are not intended to support individual conference attendance, but rather are intended for enhancing partnership development and other sustainable models of engagement. Exceptions may be granted if conference attendance occurs in conjunction with additional global engagement activities.


Application Cycle

Use the dates below to plan your application submission. If a date falls on a holiday or a weekend, the following business day will apply.
Travel/Project Dates Given PriorityApplication DeadlineRecipients NotifiedFunding AvailableSpend Funds Before
Jan. 1-March 31Oct. 1Oct. 15Oct. 15June 30
April 1-June 30Jan. 1Jan. 15Jan. 15June 30
July 1-Sept. 30April 1April 15July 1June 30
Oct. 1-Dec. 31July 1July 15July 15June 30


  • Application deadline: 5:00 pm on each listed deadline (see application cycle above)
  • Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Questions can be directed to

Required Reporting:

The Office of Global Engagement looks forward to learning more about the outcomes and activities stemming from our grants. The information provided in your reporting is critical to understanding the impact of our efforts and helps us secure the availability of these funds to support faculty and staff in the future. To remain eligible for all grants from our office, please complete any outstanding funding reports from previous grants.

Past Recipients

  • Scott Townsend, College of Design
    • Living histories: an educational research and design project toward creating heritage preservation practices and intergenerational community dialogue on local history(ies) [Greece]
  • Inga Meadows, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • Engaging industry vegetable breeders to improve host disease resistance [The Netherlands]
  • Paul Brinkman, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Developing a new study abroad opportunity in Ecuador [Ecuador]

  • Jason Bocarro, College of Natural Resources
    • “EventRights: Addressing inequality, enhancing diversity and facilitating greater dialogue in the hosting of sporting mega-events”
  • Jason Coupet, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Diversifying the Public Sector”
  • Huiling Ding, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Recruiting Trip in China to Help Build 3+2 Programs in Technical Communication”
  • Michelle Falter, College of Education
    • “Strengthening Global Readiness in Kenya through Inquiry-Based Teaching”
  • Fernando Garcia Menendez, College of Engineering
    • “Developing Strategies to Understand and Mitigate Air Pollution in Bogota, Colombia”
  • Marsha Gordon, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Archivally-Oriented Global Film Festivals”
  • Karl Jicha, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • “Sustainable Agriculture Practices in an Island Hinterland Setting: Case Study of Carriacou, Grenada”
  • Joshua Kearns, College of Engineering
    • “Environmental Technologies for Health and Development in Yunnan, China”
  • Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Document Communication Practices of the Buganda Royal Family”
  • Kemafor Ogan, College of Engineering
    • “Developing Data Banks for the West African Emerging Pathogens Biobanks Project”
  • Nicholas Robins, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Research and Partnership Development in Peru”
  • Erin Seekamp, College of Natural Resources
    • “Transparent Prioritization of Cultural Resources and Adaptation Optimization to Inform Heritage Planning and Decision-making in a Changing Climate”