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Global Funding Opportunities

As part of our ongoing efforts to expand and deepen global engagement at UT Austin, Texas Global is committed to providing support and expertise to faculty across all disciplines to facilitate the integration of global learning into their research and teaching.

Developing a global mindset is essential to preparing UT students to lead, contribute, and succeed in an increasingly interconnected world. Exposure to contrasting perspectives, regional politics and histories, foreign languages and literature, global arts and culture, and academic insights from different regions around the world help equip students with skills and intercultural understanding to make a positive impact and take on the world’s most pressing challenges.

Texas Global is pleased to provide a variety of research and teaching grants to support faculty in their international collaborations to enrich the university academic mission.

Current Texas Global Grant Opportunities

Grants currently available to UT Austin faculty:

Global Virtual Exchange

Leveraging technology to foster cross-cultural student exchange, this program fosters partnerships between UT faculty and their peers to enrich their courses through virtual collaborations.

Global Career Launch: Faculty-Driven Internships and Research

The Global Career Launch supports faculty with an established relationship at a university or with an industry partner abroad to lead and support cohorts of students to engage in high-impact work and research experiences abroad.

Texas Global Faculty Research Seed Grants

Developing a global mindset is essential to preparing the UT community to contribute, succeed, and lead in an increasingly interconnected world. Texas Global Faculty Research Seed Grants support faculty with peer collaborators at institutions abroad to conduct research that addresses global challenges.

Texas Global Publication Fund

The Texas Global Publications Fund supports faculty by defraying the publication costs for creative, original work published in a language other than English.

President's Award for Global Learning

The President's Award for Global Learning, a signature program of the International Board of Advisors (IBA), engages faculty and students to examine real-world challenges and enact solutions in an international context.

Faculty Travel Planning Grants

Faculty Travel Planning Grants support UT Austin faculty members that wish to establish connections abroad to meet eligibility requirements for the submission of subsequent Texas Global funding opportunities. 

Dr. Cécile DeWitt-Morette France-UT Endowed Excellence Fund

Established as a partnership with the Embassy of France in the United States, The France-UT Endowed Excellence Fund program supports scholarly collaborations in all disciplines between The University of Texas at Austin and institutions of higher learning in France.

Campus Internationalization Event Fund

The Campus Internationalization Event Fund supports high-impact, globally-oriented events involving multiple colleges and schools and that will reach broad and diverse audiences.

Other Global Funding Opportunities

Chateaubriand Fellowship program

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding PhD students registered in a U.S. institution who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, with expert evaluation in France and in the United States. Applications will be accepted until January 14, 2022.


ConTex is a joint initiative of The University of Texas System and Mexico’s CONACYT and provides funding for collaborative research grants, postdoctoral research fellowships, and doctoral fellowships for Mexican students.

Fulbright Programs

Funded by an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers annual awards for teaching, research or a combination teaching/research in 125 countries to university faculty and administrators.

Office of the Vice President for Research

Information is available on the website of Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) pertaining to VPR-administered grants and awards, open call grant opportunities, limited submission programs, faculty research assignments and travel grants, and federal and private funding opportunities.

Thomas Jefferson Fund

The Thomas Jefferson Fund supports cooperation among American and French researchers, fostering forward-looking research that addresses the most pressing global challenges. The grant covers travel expenses, accommodation costs and a part of the costs of conferences or publications. The maximum amount awarded will be $20,000 for two years per project. Proposals must be submitted jointly by one French and one American researcher, and are due on February 24th, 2022, with a program launch of fall 2022.