Global Grants and Opportunities for Faculty

A significant goal IANR's globally engaged staff is to support faculty in the continuation and generation of international collaborations, field work, fellowships, and more. This aids in their own professional and academic development as well as helps them to internationalize the curriculum to help prepare students to thrive in our globalized world. Please see the current opportunities below and contact us if you have questions about these or other international endeavors.

SPRINT Initiative - São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration Call for Proposals

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(Verbiage from last call): Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) in partnership with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) announce the call for proposals under the SPRINT initiative - São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration. The call aims to promote the engagement of researchers affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo in partnership with researchers abroad in order to: further develop qualitatively the ongoing research projects and work cooperatively, with the purpose of elaborating joint research projects for the medium and long term. FAPESP and IANR (Agricultural Research Division and IANR Global Engagement) will each fund the equivalent of US $10,000 per proposal per year (total of US $20,000 per year). 

Awards: 1 award of $20,000 for a maximum 24 months

Global Experience Innovation Fund

2023-2024 application is ACTIVE and open until end of Spring 2023 semester. 

The Education Abroad Office, in partnership with the Office of Global Strategies, has created a Global Experiences Innovation Fund to support faculty and staff in the development and promotion of innovative virtual, on-campus or "glocal," and domestic programs for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021. In addition, the Fund will support faculty and staff efforts to integrate education abroad more seamlessly into the curriculum. Interested faculty/staff are invited to submit 1) a statement of interest describing their vision for the program (suggested 500 word limit), 2) a brief letter of support from the chair of the academic unit and/or staff member’s direct supervisor, and 3) a budget request.

Awards: Award amounts will range from $1,000 to $8,000, with consideration given to higher amounts if warranted.

Updated USDA Foreign Agricultural Service-related Opportunities: 

FY2024 Scientific Cooperation Research Program


Grants up to $50,000 to support collaborative research between U.S. researchers and researchers from selected emerging market economies, last up to two years, and address issues including but not limited to agricultural trade and market access, animal and plant health, biotechnology, food safety and security, climate smart agriculture, and sustainable natural resource management.

Deadline: March 25, 2024

FY2024 Faculty Exchange Program – Southeast Asia Veterinary Sciences


Supports the design and delivery of training activities, principally including a 1-semester in-residence exchange at the campus of the U.S. institution, for a mixed cohort of university professors in the veterinary science and medicine field from one or more of: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Deadline: March 15, 2024


Updated January 2024


For further international opportunities across more disciplines, visit the UNL Office of Global Strategies grants page