Skip to main content

Internationalization Seed Grants

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, courses involving COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning), adjunct appointments and scholarly activities are encouraged. The maximum award, not including cost sharing funds from domestic and international partners, is $5000.

  • The call for proposals will be available beginning November 15, 2024.

Proposal Timeline:

  • Call for proposals: November 15, 2024
  • Deadline for submissions: February 10, 2025 – The application will close at 5:00 p.m on February 10, 2025 (Questions can be directed to Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Announcement of awards by March 31, 2025
  • Funds Available – July 1, 2025 (must be spent by June 30, 2026)
  • Final Report Deadline* – December 31, 2026

*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.

Funded Proposals

For applicants who have received ISG award funding, please click here to submit your Final Project Report.

  • Alice Cheng, Associate Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, “Harnessing AI for Ethical Strategic Communication: An International Collaboration”
  • Ericka Ford, Associate Professor, Wilson College of Textiles, “Industrial research and training in the sustainable manufacturing of recycled plastics”
  • Jacob Jones, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor, College of Engineering, “U.S.-Morocco Collaboration Building Toward International Phosphorus Sustainability”
  • Donghwan Moon, Assistant Professor, College of Design, “Design Studio Kenya: Investigating Design and Planning Methodologies in Vulnerable Coastal Communities”
  • Jong Ryu, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, “Research on ferroelectric material processing and characterization with global pioneers”
  • Carl Young, Associate Professor, “Building a Sustainable Global Teacher Education Partnership: Exploring the Impact of Cultural Awareness, Collaborative Teaching with GenAI, and Critical Service Learning”
  • Chad Hoggan, Associate Professor, College of Education, “Institute for Civic Studies and Learning for Democracy”
  • Nathalie Lavoine, Assistant Professor, College of Natural Resources, “When Plasma Engineering Meets Materials Science: Towards the Next Generation of 100% Sustainable Packaging”
  • Debora Esposito, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, “International Program – The whitening and rejuvenating potential of the cosmetic compound obtained”

Miguel Castillo, Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • “Machine Learning Coupled with Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Development of Rapid Analyses of Constituents in Cacao (Theobroma cacao) Plants: Development of a Country Database and Testing System”

Sandria B Freitag, Associate Teaching Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • “Exploring the global through the local: Development of Innovative ‘methods’ to use comparatively on new forms of ‘evidence’”

Maru Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • “Spain: Exploring Family & Culture on the Camino de Santiago”

Joy Kagendo, Lecturer, Division of Academic and Student Affairs

  • “Provision of Health Resources Through Virtual Cross-Cultural Health Promotion”

Lisa Paciulli, Lecturer, College of Sciences

  • “Planning a JEDI Study Abroad Program in the Galapágos Islands”

Danesha Seth Carley, Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • “Building Regulatory Capacity and Educational Opportunities though Workshop Engagement”

Shweta Trivedi, VetPAC Director/Teaching Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • “Recruiting and Training Underrepresented Minority (URM) Students for local and global Southern White Rhino Gut Microbiome Research”
  • Kimberly Ange van Heugten, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • Oceans Research & NC State Field Research Training Study Abroad Program
  • Laura Bottomley, College of Engineering
    • Engineering students working across borders to build a knowledge economy
  • Ashly Cabas, College of Engineering
    • Next Generation Ground Motion Models: An USA-France-Germany Partnership Toward Innovation in Geotechnical Earthquake
  • Dominic Reisig, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • Building capacity of small-holder farmers in southeastern Africa by identifying key elements for control of stink bugs in macadamia
  • Thomas Theis, College of Sciences
    • Hyperpolarization-fueled RASER for Next Generation Micro-Quantum Gyroscopes
  • Elsa Youngsteadt, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • Collaborative research in the Peruvian Amazon to assess impacts of global change on tropical forests