International activities are diverse and varied and to that extent, there are diverse grants and funding sources at  Georgia State can be funded through various funders.  International grant opportunities can be directly or indirectly aligned to funders priorities and as such may be easy or challenging to find.

Georgia State University recognizes the importance of funding for achieving its Goal 5 of its strategic goals and has set aside seed funds to facilitate faculty and staff’s efforts to leverage external funding for research, technical assistance and  projects, activities that foster academic, policy and civic engagements that contribute to its student learning and success.

Following are funding sources for leveraging external funding.

International Funding Request Form


The Office of International Initiatives is dedicated to supporting Georgia State faculty and staff by providing funding for activities that foster international relationships with the five task force countries and beyond. This form allows faculty and staff to submit funding requests.

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International Grant Opportunities


To support the university’s initiative to promote externally funded research, faculty and staff are able to find, track and share international funding opportunities by using the International Grant database which pulls data from the funding database, COS Pivot.

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Faculty International Partnership Engagement

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Georgia State is committed to engaging institutional partners both in the five task force countries and beyond. Through FIPE, OII, with funding from the Provost’s Office, provides seed funding every fiscal year to support two major strategic objectives. For more information, please click here.

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The Office of the Provost invites applications for the Faculty Research Fellowships for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. It is in Georgia State’s interest as a university to support its best faculty in their applications for prestigious and funded external fellowship awards.  This is particularly important in the humanities, arts and professional disciplines where external research funding is not as common. The Faculty Research Fellowships will provide one-semester teaching buyouts and related support to selected faculty members to facilitate their completion of applications for preeminent international and national fellowships or awards.

External fellowships and awards targeted as part of the Faculty Fellows Program should be those which provide funding to the awardee, either directly or through Georgia State for use by the awardee.  A list of well-recognized funded fellowships is provided below, but others of equal stature will be accepted with justification.

Departments and colleges must agree as part of the application process to relieve the awardee from significant service and other unit obligations, except graduate student mentoring, during the semester of the Faculty Fellow award. The University will also assist each Faculty Fellow by providing administrative and technical support, as needed, for the completion of their external fellowship proposals.

To ensure that fellows who go on to be successful in garnering the externally funded fellowship are able to take full advantage of any related professional leave period associated with the award, the Provost will supplement, as needed, their College’s Professional Leave Program’s salary support during the external fellowship period.

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Due: December 1st, 2017

The Office of the Provost invites applications for Study in a Second Discipline Fellowships for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.  This program seeks to promote interdisciplinary research at GSU by providing faculty a semester-long teaching release to engage in intensive and structured study of a discipline other than their own.  This can involve, for example, learning new methodologies, studying new theoretical frameworks, or becoming familiar with a new body of literature.

Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis.  The competition is limited to tenured graduate faculty and the study needs to take place within a GSU academic unit other than the applicant’s home unit (s).  A key requirement of the award is that the faculty member submit a funding or a fellowship proposal leveraging their new disciplinary expertise to an external agency/foundation within one year after completing their program of study.  Other anticipated outcomes include presentations and publications, workshops, or new courses based on the interdisciplinary knowledge gained.

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Due: December 1st, 2017

The purpose of the Scholarly Grant Program is to support the completion of scholarly and creative outcomes (e.g., important publications, artistic products or productions, inventions, etc.) of faculty to promote their professional development within their disciplines in alignment with the University’s strategic plan.

Click here for more information on the Pre-tenured Scholarly Support Grant.

Click here for more information on the Tenured Scholarly Support Grant.

Due: January 15th, 2018

The purpose of the Cleon C. Arrington Research Initiation Grant (RIG) Program is to promote the scholarly, research activity of the faculty to establish an environment of research excellence within the University in alignment with the University’s strategic plan. This award aims to promote new research initiatives, primarily of early career faculty. One campus-wide competition is held each fiscal year.

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Due: January 16th, 2018

This program brings to Georgia State University promising and leading faculty from underrepresented minority groups for short-term (1-2 week) visits. This program serves a two-fold purpose: these visitors will enrich the intellectual life of the campus at the department level and above, and they will be positioned to communicate Georgia State University’s strengths to potential future faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. In this way, the program will enhance ongoing faculty recruitment efforts.

To accomplish both goals, visiting scholars will participate in the intellectual life of Georgia State University through a host department; ideally some planned activities during their visit will also deliberately engage faculty and students from beyond the host department. Examples of on-site activities include giving guest lectures and seminars in academic courses, conducting workshops, delivering public lectures, and interacting with students and faculty in formal and informal settings at the department, college, and/or university levels, including through interdisciplinary centers. Host departments should envision ways of sustaining such interactions following the short-term visit.

Each scholar is hosted by an academic department or equivalent unit. The host unit will handle all arrangements for a successful visit. The Office of the Provost will cover expenses (honorarium, airfare, lodging and per diem, etc.) up to a maximum of $8,000 per visiting scholar.

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Due: Proposals Accepted on a Rolling Basis