Professional Development Opportunities

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

The Center for Global Education will offer two annual awards of $4,000 to support faculty participation in a Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE) International Faculty Development Seminar. 

This grant is intended to support and encourage faculty international research and pedagogy. The award is applicable only to participation in one CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar following grant approval. Funds may be applied toward the seminar CIEE member registration fee and related expenses up to $4,000. Note that the registration fee does not cover airfare, most dinners, and numerous other incidental expenses. Faculty should check the CIEE website for specific information regarding covered and noncovered expenses. Additionally, CIEE does not allow nonparticipant spouses and/or family members on the seminar or to accompany participants on the itinerary. View 2018 seminar topic descriptions


Tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty, and full-time administrators are eligible. To apply, please submit a letter of interest to Victor Betancourt, Center for Global Education, in person or by e-mail, indicating how you expect to benefit professionally and enrich your job performance or teaching, by either creating a new course or modifying your syllabi adding an international component; and how you intend to encourage your students to participate in studying abroad.  Preference will be given to first time applicants. The Dean’s Council will adjudicate the grants.


Winter 2019 Programs
  • CGE Grant Application Deadline for Winter 2018 IFDS Programs: TBA
  • CIEE Application Deadline for Winter 2018 IFDS Programs: TBA

Summer 2019 Programs

  • Grant application deadline for Summer 2019 IFDS Programs: TBA
  • CIEE Application Deadline for Summer 2019 IFDS Programs: TBA

Fulbright Programs

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals. Each year, the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals to 140 countries to lecture, do research, or participate in seminars. Some 800 foreign faculties come to the U.S. as part of this program as well.

Additional Opportunities

Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation
Research and educational grants exclusively for university professors (all levels), scholars holding Ph.D. degrees, artists, and translators of Greek literature, school teachers of Greek as a foreign language, postgraduate students, and Ph.D. candidates.

Alexander von Humbolt Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation funds cooperative research between German, U.S., and/or Canadian scholars. The funds are supplied by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships
ACLS supports funding in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, which also include ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships up to $50,000.

DAAD Scholarship Programs for Study and Research in Germany
DAAD offers a wide range of highly selective scholarships, grants, and fellowships for Germany to U.S. and Canadian citizens from undergraduate students to postdoctoral scholars.

European Consortium for Political Research
The ECPR makes various funds available to help people who wish to participate in conferences or summer schools supported by the ECPR. In addition, standing (research) groups may apply for grants to assist them in their activities.

The Institute of Turkish Studies
The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is the only nonprofit, private educational foundation in the United States that supports the development of Turkish Studies in American higher education.

IREX Short-Term Travel Grants
The Short-Term Travel Grants provide support to U.S. scholars for visits of up to two months to conduct postdoctoral research, present papers at conferences, or consult with colleagues in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Iran, and Turkey.

The Koscuiszko Foundation
The Graduate/Postgraduate Studies and Research in Poland Program allows American graduate students and university faculty members to conduct research at universities in Poland with financial support from the Polish Ministry of National Education and the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Office of Citizen Exchanges
The Office of Citizen Exchanges manages professional, youth, and cultural programs through grants with nonprofit American institutions, including community organizations, professional associations, and universities.

Rotary Grants for University Teachers
Rotary provide funds to higher education faculty to travel abroad to teach at colleges and universities in developing countries. The program is intended to build international understanding and foster development/strengthening higher education in low-income areas of the world.

Social Science Research Council: SSRC Fellowships
The SSRC sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics and across many different career stages. SSRC offers an array of fellowships.

Conferences & Workshops

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