Internationalization Seed Grants

NC State faculty and staff are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 to support new international projects.

The aim of the Internationalization Seed Grant program is to provide grants that improve the range of international partnerships at NC State and foster meaningful, collaborative, global scholarship and engagement. Proposals are reviewed by the Committee on International Programs (CIP).

Strategic and deliberate collaborations that lead to the development of joint research proposals, student mobility programs, adjunct appointments and scholarly activities are encouraged. The maximum award, not including cost sharing funds from domestic and international partners, is $5000.

Proposal Timeline:

  • Proposal Announcement – November 20, 2019
  • Proposal Deadline – 5:00 p.m. January 10, 2020 by completing the online application. (Questions can be directed to Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Announcement of Awards – February 2020
  • Funds Available – July 1, 2020 (must be spent by June 30, 2021)
  • Final Report Deadline* – December 31, 2021

*The Office of Global Engagement looks forward to learning more about the outcomes and activities stemming from our seed 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 seed grants.

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2018-2019 Funded Proposals

  •  François Birgand, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    “Pioneering High-Frequency In-situ Water Quality Sensors to Improve the Understanding and Management of Non-linear Dynamics of Pollutant Fate and Transport in Complex Flowing Systems”
  • Ashly Cabas, College of Engineering
    “Toward Bridging Efforts in Seismic Hazard Assessments: A Multidisciplinary Collaborative Approach between NC State and the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences”
  • Josh Kearns, College of Engineering
    “NCSU and University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Sri Lanka) Partnership for Excellence in Global WaSH (Water-Sanitation-Hygiene) Research”
  • Siddhartha Thakur, College of Veterinary Medicine
    “Establish a Surveillance System to Monitor the Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Enteric Pathogens in Humans and Food Animals in India”
  • Lindsay Zanno, College of Sciences
    “PASSAGE (PArtnerShip for Southeast Asian Geological Exploration): An International, Multidisciplinary Alliance to Intensify Geological and Paleontological Exploration of Thailand”