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 ncstateglobal@ncsu.edu.) 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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2020-2021 Funded Proposals

  • 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
      Engineering
  • 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