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Faculty & Staff Funding Opportunities

Center for Global Studies Faculty & Staff International Research Grant

The UW Center for Global Studies (CGS) is pleased to announce the annual Faculty & Staff International Research Grant Competition.  CGS maintains funding to support UW faculty and staff with advancing international research and engagement (including creative projects in the arts).  Grants may be awarded for internationally oriented research that is done in collaboration with UW international partner institutions, conducted outside the U.S., and/or focused on international topics of relevance to UW and the state of Wyoming.


CGS Faculty & Staff International Research Grants (awards up to $5,000) support faculty or staff members who are engaged in or pursuing internationally oriented research.  Funding is made available by the generous support of numerous donors, Academic Affairs, and the UW Office of Research and Economic Development.


  • Only internationally oriented research proposals will be considered, with prioritization given to research that advances the emerging GEO strategic framework for comprehensive internationalization, "Regions, Themes, and Partnerships".  For more information, please see the UW Strategic Plan for Global Engagement.
  • Applications must include a proposal narrative of no more than three (3) pages and a detailed, feasible and cost efficient budget, noting any existing funding.
  • Prior recipients of this grant are not excluded, but previous research grant outcomes will be considered in the evaluation.


  • Degree to which the proposed research project advances the emerging GEO strategic framework for comprehensive internationalization, "Regions, Themes, and Partnerships".
  • Alignment with the department/academic unit's curriculum and international research goals.
  • Overall viability, relevance, and proposed deliverables of the proposed research project (e.g., scholarly publications, international co-authorship, etc.).
  • Cost efficiency and budget justification.
  • Other factors include the extent to which the project 1.) can be leveraged for external funding support, 2.) advances interdisciplinary collaboration, 3.) longevity of project, 4.) potential to expand UW's international research portfolio, and, 5.) enhances UW's international reputation and global standing.

Unless explicitly related to the proposed research project, applications for participation in international conferences, seminars, symposia, and related professional development opportunities will not be considered.


Applications are due by 5:00pm MT on Monday, February 24th. Most CGS grant funds must be expended in Fiscal Year 2020, with expense transactions completed on or before June 15th, 2020. Please be clear in your budget about any grant expenses needed in Fiscal Year 2021, as only a very limited amount of funding is available for expense transactions completed after July 1st. Awards are generally expected to be utilized in full within the specific fiscal year targeted for funding.

The International Research and Engagement Committee of the International Advisory Council will evaluate all applications and make final decisions.  (Members of the Center for Global Studies are non-voting.)


  • Grant recipients are required to submit a research summary to CGS within 6 months of receipt of funding.
  • Grant funds will generally be paid in the form of a reimbursement of approved expenses up to the awarded amount and within the specified time frame for which awards are made.  In some cases, a lump sum transfer may be possible to the host college/department.
  • Grants cannot be deferred.


UW faculty or staff applications submit all application materials collated as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file via e-mail to by 5:00pm MT on Monday, February 24th.

Faculty & Staff International Research Grant - Call for Proposals

Faculty & Staff International Research Grant - Application - PDF

Faculty & Staff International Research Grant - Application - Word

Questions can be addressed to Shawn Bunning, Assistant Director for Research and Development, Center for Global Studies, 

Noah Novogodsky in Chile

Noah Novogrodsky researching human right to water in Chile, Spring 2018.





Colleen Denney in Australia

Colleen Denney researching women's suffrage in Australia, Spring 2019.

Brant Schumaker in Uganda

Brant Schumaker researching brucella disease isolates in cattle in Uganda, Summer 2018.

Jim Ahern in Croatia

Jim Ahern researching prehistoric peoples in the Northern Adriatic, Summer 2018.

Brandon McElroy in Russia

Brandon McElroy researching quaternary history & education opportunities in the Selenga River Delta, Summer 2018.



Reporting Requirement for Faculty & Staff International Research Grants:


CGS Research Grant award winners must complete and send a report to Shawn Bunning, the Assistant Director for Research and Development in the Center for Global Studies, within six (6) months of receipt of the grant award letter.  If the project requires more than 6 months to complete, an extension to this deadline may be granted pending written request to CGS.  The report should document all activities planned under the original proposal, whether or not they have taken place, their level of success, and a description of future steps to be taken.  Be prepared to share your results in a presentation on or off campus following completion of your project, and to be highlighted in a subsequent campus International Research Symposium organized by CGS.



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