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 15, 2018
  • Proposal Deadline – 5:00 p.m. January 9, 2019 by completing the online application. (Questions can be directed to ncstateglobal@ncsu.edu.) Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Announcement of Awards – February 2019
  • Funds Available – July 1, 2019 (must be spent by June 30, 2020)
  • Final Report Deadline – December 31, 2020

2019-2020 Funded Proposals

  • Shih-Chun Lin, College of Engineering
    “Towards Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications for 5G UAV Ecosystems: Collaborative Research Planning between NC State and Nagoya University”
  • John Nietfeld, College of Education
    “Internationalizing a Game-Based Learning Environment for Elementary Science”
  • Heike Sederoff, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    “Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Workshops to Establish Projects in Collaboration with Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa: Better Chocolate: Gene editing of Cacao to Reduce Cadmium Content in Seeds”
  • Shivaramu Keelara Veerappa, College of Veterinary Medicine
    “Monitoring and Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Salmonella and Escherichia coli of Global Concern in Brazil Using a One Health Approach”
  • Lingjuan Wang-Li, College of Engineering
    “Exploring Joint Research and Education Opportunities among Institutions in the U.S. and China on Innovations at the Nexus of Food-Energy-Water System (INFEWS) for Sustainable Food Animal Production”
  • Alex Woodley, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    “A Collaborative Partnership between NC State and Aarhus University (Denmark) for Innovation in the Quantification and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases from Agricultural Systems and Improving Nutrient Resource Efficiency in Sustainable Agriculture”