International Travel Assistance Fund

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

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 $1,000 to use towards international travel that relates to NC State’s global strategic plan.

Up to ten applicants will be selected for funding. Applications will be evaluated in terms of importance, need and potential impact. The supplemental fund will defray costs associated with existing travel plans for academic purposes including, but not limited to; research collaboration, partnership development, study abroad program 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.
  • Applications indicating collaboration with NC State global strategic partners will be given priority.
  • Travel Assistance funds are not intended to support individual conference attendance, but rather are intended for enhancing partnership development. Exceptions may be granted if conference attendance occurs in conjunction with additional global engagement activities.

2019 Travel Fund Recipients

  • 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”