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.
  • International travel must take place between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Applications for travel prior to January 1, 2019 will not be considered.
  • 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.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the International Travel Assistance Fund Application.
  2. Obtain department head or equivalent supervisor approval.
  3. Upload the Signature Page and submit the application by November 2, 2018.

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2018 Travel Fund Recipients

  • Gary Beckman, Division of Academic and Student Affairs
    • “Development of Arts Entrepreneurship with University of Surrey”
  • Scott Belcher, College of Sciences
    • “ECD Workshop of Managing Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Surface Waters”
  • Rachel Cook, College of Natural Resources
    • “Carbon Allocation and Cycling in Pine Plantations in Southern Brazil”
  • David Dorman, College of Veterinary Medicine
    • “The Past, Present, and Future of Chemical Risk Assessment Practices”
  • Tammy Gordon, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Formative Evaluation for Public History Exchange between NCSU and University of Sao Paulo”
  • Jacob Jones, College of Engineering
    • “Developing New Models for Materials Graduate Education and Research in Australia”
  • Moses Khisa, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Research and Teaching Collaboration in Uganda and Ghana”
  • Seth Murray, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Reading Burgundian Forest History through Interdisciplinary Lenses”
  • Adriana de Souza e Silva, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Creative Appropriations of Mobile Technologies in Brazil”
  • John Wall, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • “Game Engine Technology and Medieval St. Paul’s Cathedral”