Global Grants and Opportunities for Faculty

A significant part of the mission of the IANR Global Engagement Office 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


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). Interested in applying? Contact Liana Calegare for more details. 

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


Alignment of Pesticide Regulations and Standards in Africa

Due: April 17, 2020

This is a Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) opportunity. As many African economies grow, governments are wrangling with complex public health issues including a pronounced need for updated food safety regulatory systems. While food safety modernization is an essential part of effective agricultural regulation, this has also resulted in an increase in non-tariff barriers to trade. This NOFO provides funding to harmonize pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs) in Africa, and support adoption of regulations that are science-based and backed by the WTO SPS Agreement. Expected outcomes of this project will be the alignment of pesticide registration systems and MRL standard setting across the four regions of Africa. Specifically, a partner would use these regional networks: 1) to establish regionally harmonized regulatory systems; and 2) strengthen laboratory capacity and the development of regional lab networks.

Awards: 1 award of $500,000 for May 2020 - April 2021 with extension of up to $1,000,000 depending on fund availability


Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

Due: April 22, 2020

The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan - United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program aims to promote Japan studies in the United States, to encourage U.S. - Japanese scholarly exchange, and to support the next generation of Japan scholars in the United States. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S. - Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, e-books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

Awards: Approximately 3 awards of $5,000 per month for six to twelve months beginning January 2021


Updated May 26, 2020


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