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OGA Faculty Funding

The University of Michigan provides generous support to faculty who wish to explore activities and research that relate to global issues or make a contribution to internationalizing the educational environment for students through international programs and teaching abroad. Below is a list of globally related funding that is open to faculty.

February Deadlines

  1. African Heritage and Humanities Initiative for U-M Faculty »

    Deadline: Mid-February

    The African Heritage Initiative (AHI) of the African Studies Center is making research funds available to support collaborative research projects. The expected seed funding award will be between $5,000 and $10,000.

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  2. GIEU Programs »

    Deadline: Mid-February

    Our call for proposals goes out in December. Proposals for spring/summer 2018 must be submitted online.

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  3. Global Course Connections (GCC) »

    Deadline: Mid-February

    Our call for proposals goes out in December. Proposals for spring/summer 2018 must be submitted online.

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  4. OGA Travel Grant for Faculty Global Research and Collaborations »

    Deadline: Mid-October or Mid-February

    Each year the Office of Global Activities (OGA) awards funds to support governing faculty global initiatives in research and teaching/professional collaborations.

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  5. Research Support in Africa for Faculty »

    The African Studies Center (ASC) seeks applications from University of Michigan faculty for a limited number of grants toward research projects in Africa.

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March Deadlines

  1. Experiential Learning Fund »

    Deadline: Early December or Early March

    This fund is designed to support faculty-led group travel for undergraduate, graduate or professional school students wishing to incorporate an education abroad experiential component into an ongoing China-related course during either winter break or spring-summer terms.

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  2. Faculty Grants: Weiser Faculty Grants »

    Deadline: mid-October or early April

    The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) seeks proposals for faculty-led research projects that address themes related to authoritarianism and democracy, broadly understood. All Michigan faculty are eligible to apply. The grants support both individual and collaborative faculty research. Proposals may include travel to research sites, bringing international collaborators to the University of Michigan, initiating conferences and workshops (such as hosting a workshop to receive peer feedback on an advanced book project), or travel to devise research partnerships with academic institutions or NGOs. Funds may also be requested for pilot projects or to supplement existing projects.

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  3. Thai Studies Faculty Research Grants »

    Deadline: Mid-March

    U-M faculty who work on Thailand are invited to submit proposals concerning: research; conference travel; and internship support. Preference will be given to those who have not received funding in the past.

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April Deadlines

  1. Latin American & Caribbean Studies Faculty Funding »

    Deadline: Early April

    The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) offers grants to U-M faculty to support workshops, research, and dissemination of less commonly taught languages.

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May Deadlines

  1. International Institute Enterprise Fund (IIEF) »

    Deadline: Mid-May

    The newly established Enterprise Fund is designed to fund projects that spur intellectual and academic innovation, address topics of global importance, and create conversations and collaborations across the area studies community.

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