Funding for International Activities

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The University provides a number of programs and funding for faculty and students to connect their scholarship to experiential learning across the globe. These funds vary widely in their particulars such as typical sizes of allocations, proposal requirements and deadlines, selection criteria and processes, durations, etc. 

 

Undergraduate* and Graduate students can find most funding opportunities in one tool, the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE)  

*Please note that many student-facing programs have additional funds to help those with low-income status defray out-of-pocket costs. Check with program administrators for details.

Graduate students can find additonal funding, hosted by the Dean for Research, at the Princeton Research Funding Gateway. The Gateway is intended to help Princeton faculty, postdocs, graduate students and staff discover internal Princeton funding, as well as possible support from industry, foundations and government.

Hosted by the Dean for Research, the Princeton Research Funding Gateway is a curated database of funding opportunities relevant to the University research community. The Gateway is intended to help Princeton faculty, postdocs, graduate students and staff discover internal Princeton funding, as well as possible support from industry, foundations and government.

Global Collaborative Network Grants facilitate Princeton-based scholars’ efforts to design and to participate in global networks by offering resources for the creation and expansion of international collaborations. 

The Global Scholars program supports Princeton departments, programs, schools, and centers that wish to invite leading scholars from outside the United States for multiyear appointments.

The Humanities Council offers collaborative humanities grants to enable faculty to create intellectual communities that will broaden the scope of their activities. The Council offers grants to faculty interested in launching multiyear, multi-partner collaborative networks to propose preliminary events/conferences, planning meetings and gatherings at Princeton.  

The Learning Across Borders (LABs) Fund supports faculty who want to incorporate international travel into a new or existing course, or who want to provide students with an opportunity to engage with international content or themes outside of the traditional classroom. The call for proposals happens in the spring of each year. For further information about this funding opportunity, please contact Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu,  senior associate dean of the college and director of the Office of International Programs.

The Mpala Research Fund supports faculty members interested in exploring or piloting research opportunities or teaching initiatives at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia, Kenya. Mpala is a multidisciplinary field-research station that provides unparalleled opportunities for research on conservation, sustainability, climate change, the environment and public health. For further information about this funding opportunity, please contact Aly Kassam-Remtulla,  associate provost for international affairs and operations. 

The University’s network of strategic and research partnerships offers a wide range of funding opportunities for faculty pursuing transnational research and teaching-collaboration projects.

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