African Studies Center, UNC-CH Title VI Center
The staff and programs of the African Studies Center work to provide the
University and the people of North Carolina with a campus hub for
interdisciplinary inquiry and communication on Africa, including the
sponsorship of a wide variety of activities that bring together interested
faculty and students from a large number of academic disciplines, focusing on
the interconnected issues of political change, expressive culture, gender,
sustainability, health and Islam.
Faculty Research Awards
With these funds, the ASC supports faculty who are interested in initiating
new research in Africa. Awards () will be in the range of $2000 to $4000. Special consideration will be given to
proposals that 1) are from faculty who have not previously conducted research
in Africa, 2) seek top off funds for grants received.
Faculty Conference Travel Awards
Modest ASC funding is available for faculty conference travel (). These funds are awarded on a first-come basis, and
priority is given (but not limited) to paper presentations.
Conference Presentation Awards
These awards offer
modest support to faculty and staff who are presenting scholarly work at major conferences abroad. These
awards must be matched by your department, school or unit.
The ASC offers limited funds () help
bring Africanist speakers and presenters to campus and to North Carolina
communities. The ASC welcomes collaboration and cooperation with other campus
organizations. We are interested in hearing your ideas for events and speakers.
Carolina Asia Center, UNC-CH Title VI Center
The Carolina Asia Center is
the University of North Carolina’s flagship organization for Asia-related
activities. In 2014, it became the first Title VI-funded pan-Asia National
Resource Center in the southeast United States.
Cource Development Grants for UNC Faculty
The Carolina Asia Center awards course development grants up to $1,500 to selected UNC-Chapel Hill faculty who are
interested in adding Asia-related content to existing courses or developing new
courses with Asia-related content. Open to faculty in all schools and
departments across campus, this grant enriches global
education at UNC-Chapel Hill. The maximum grant amount is $1,500 per
academic year. Any UNC-Chapel Hill faculty of any rank who teaches at least two
courses is eligible to apply.
Jimmy and Judy Cox Asia Initiative Awards
Funding faculty travel to East, South and Southeast Asia is essential
for expanding Asia-related research and course offerings at UNC. To that end,
the Jimmy and Judy Cox Asia Initiative Awards fund travel to Asia for selected
UNC-Chapel Hill faculty. Up to $8,000 is awarded for research projects and up
to $1,500 is awarded for conference travel.
Academic Enrichment Funds
The Carolina Asia
Center offers up to $300 in funding to invite visiting speakers to classes, film festivals, arts performances
and other public events that augment the intellectual life of the University
and promote understanding of East, South and Southeast Asian regions.
Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East & Muslim Civilizations, UNC-CH Title VI Center
The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations promotes understanding of the
Middle East through teaching, research, and community outreach. Our center is
distinguished by its cross-regional approach to Middle East studies, one that
breaks down area studies barriers in order to track global flows of ideas,
commodities, and people.
The Mideast center, in conjunction with the Duke-UNC
Consortium for Middle East Studies, welcomes proposals from UNC units and
organizations seeking support
for projects that increase awareness of the history and culture of the
Middle East and Muslim civilizations.
Faculty Small Grants Program
With support from the Title VI program of the U.S.
Department of Education, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies (which
includes the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim
Civilizations and the Duke Middle East Studies Center) is pleased to offer the following grants:
UNC Center for European Studies, UNC-CH Title VI Center
The Center for European Studies at
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill advances understanding of
the social, political and economic events that shape contemporary Europe. The overarching
mandate of the Center is to enhance undergraduate and
graduate instruction in contemporary European studies, to promote scholarship and training
for students and faculty from all disciplines and professional schools,
and to stimulate institutional
and public awareness of Europe’s economic, cultural, and political importance
on campus, in North Carolina and across the nation.
Conferences and Workshops
The Center for European Studies cooperates with academic departments
and professional schools at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as
well as with partners across North Carolina and abroad to sponsor academic and policy
conferences and workshops covering myriad topics related to contemporary
As part of our mission to advance scholarship on contemporary European
studies, the Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill supports
working groups that foster both faculty research and graduate student mentoring
in the profession. Every working group it funds has graduate student
involvement and includes non-UNC members.
External Funding, Research, and Job Opportunities for Students and Faculty
UNC CES also
provides a search page for external funding opportunities.
Institute for the Study of the Americas, UNC-CH Title VI Center
for the Study of the Americas is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge of
the Latin American experience in the Western Hemisphere, building upon
longstanding and distinguished traditions of scholarly interest in the diverse
regions within Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, South America
and the Caribbean.
Institute for the Study of the Americas Faculty
Faculty working in Latin America, the Caribbean or Latin
Americans/Latinos in the United States may apply for conference travel, research
funding and information on how we help to
sponsor speakers and visiting scholars.
offers a limited number of awards to defray travel costs of Latin
Americanist faculty who are conducting research in Latin America or need
to consult libraries or archives in the U.S. as part of their research.
Domestic awards range from $300-$500, and international awards range from
Conference Travel Awards
offers a limited number of awards to defray travel costs for Latin
Americanist faculty who are presenting papers at domestic and international conferences. Domestic awards range from $300-$500, and international awards
range from $500-$900.
offers up to $200 per event to bring
Latin Americanist speakers and presenters to campus.
Center for Global Initiatives (CGI), UNC-CH Title VI Center
The mission of the Center for Global Initiatives is to expand
global opportunities at UNC through collaborative programs and projects and
competitive awards and fellowships that
connect people across borders and disciplines.
Awards & Fellowships
The Center for Global Initiatives offers an array of competitive funding opportunities for faculty,
students and staff. We are especially interested in opening access to global
opportunities for individuals, groups, units, and disciplines traditionally underrepresented
in such intellectual pursuits.
Conference Presentation Award
These awards offer modest support to faculty and staff who are presenting important scholarly work at major
conferences abroad. These awards must be matched by funds from your chair, dean
or director. The match may also come
from another UNC unit, such as an area studies center.
Curriculum Development Award
These awards support
faculty who are interested in adding global content to existing courses
that have little or no such content; adding comparative cases to courses that
are currently area specific; or developing new courses with significant global
Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program
This program funds fellowships (3 to 12 months in length) to faculty members who propose to conduct
research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies to improve their
skill in languages and their knowledge of the culture of the people of these
Fulbright Scholar Program
Program is the flagship international educational exchange program
sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual
understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other
Faculty Working Groups
These groups meet regularly to critique scholarly works, host visiting
speakers, organize conferences, develop grant proposals, and research into the
As a catalyst for the innovative work of faculty and students at UNC,
the Center for Global Initiatives welcomes proposals seeking
support for globally-themed projects and events that deepen knowledge and
understanding of our complex world.
UNC Global - UNC-CH Office of the Provost Unit
The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill emphasizes academic and research excellence, with a
focus on bettering the world in which our faculty and students work and live.
Today UNC has partnerships with more than 325 institutions around the world,
making it possible to train physicians to provide clinical care in Malawi,
enable researchers to explore and protect endangered island archipelagos and
open doors for students to study history and business in countries as diverse
as the United Kingdom and China.
UNC Global: Global Partnership
Partnership Awards are designed to help sustain and develop partnerships
between UNC and international institutions. Awards support faculty, staff and
students engaging in collaborations with colleagues at international
institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated UNC
strategic or emerging partners.
UNC’s Partnership with Eberhard
Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
The University of Tübingen is also generously providing funding for faculty, researchers and doctoral students from UNC and
Tübingen to travel to the partner campus to meet their counterparts, share
ideas and undertake joint initiatives.
Internal Funding Opportunities
This searchable database is the primary funding information resource information
resource for research and scholarly activities conducted by UNC staff,
students and faculty.
Or, use one of the many search tools to find outside opportunities not listed above.
COS Funding Opportunities
COS is one of the most comprehensive databases of funding opportunities from
government and private sources for disciplines including arts and humanities,
medicine, social sciences and sciences. Funding opportunities are offered by
sponsors throughout the world for recipients throughout the world for many
purposes such as research, collaborations, travel, curriculum development,
conferences, fellowships, postdoctoral positions, equipment acquisitions,
capital or operating expenses.
The GrantSource Library is
part of the Office of Information and Communications, one of the Research at
Carolina offices under the direction of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for
Research and Economic Development. The library provides information and
services to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate
students seeking funding for research, travel, collaborative projects,
fellowships and other scholarly activities.
International Research and
IREX sponsors a broad range of fellowship opportunities for masters, pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research, as well
as for senior scholars, professionals and policymakers.
Sponsored Programs Information
Programs Information Network (SPIN), from InfoEd International, is a large multidisciplinary
funding database containing over 11,000 funding sources from federal and
UNC Global also maintains a database of faculty and staff funding sources.