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Global Funding Opportunities

As part of our ongoing effort to expand and deepen global engagement at UT Austin, Texas Global is committed to providing support and expertise for 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, global languages and literature, international 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’s academic mission.

Current Texas Global Grant Opportunities

Internationalization Event Fund

Strengthening global engagement across the Forty Acres, the Internationalization Event Fund supports high-impact, globally oriented events involving multiple colleges and schools to reach broad, diverse audiences.

Faculty Travel Planning Grants

Establishing connections abroad is the first step in developing meaningful international partnerships. Faculty Travel Planning Grants support UT Austin faculty members traveling abroad by laying the groundwork to apply for future Texas Global funding opportunities.

Global Career Launch

Offering students international work and research experience, this faculty-driven internship and research program is crucial to preparing them for the global marketplace. Global Career Launch also supports faculty as they design high-impact internships with partners abroad.

Global Virtual Exchange

Leveraging technology to foster cross-cultural academic exchange, Global Virtual Exchange courses use the partnerships between UT faculty and their international peers to enrich instruction through online collaboration.

President's Award for Global Learning

Engaging participants in an international context, the President's Award for Global Learning—a signature program of the International Board of Advisors—empowers interdisciplinary faculty and teams of students to examine real-world challenges and devise solutions.

Texas Global Faculty Research Seed Grants

Funding research conducted by faculty with peer collaborators at institutions abroad, Texas Global Faculty Research Seed Grants support projects that address global challenges. 

Texas Global Publication Fund

Supporting faculty in the publication process, the Texas Global Publication Fund defrays publication costs for creative, original work published in a language other than English. Applicants may request funding of up to $10,000 for the publication of their proposed work. 

Other Global Funding Opportunities


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 the 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 24, 2022, with a program launch of Fall 2022.