Global Funding Opportunities at UNL

Global Engagement Funding Opportunities

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has had a long tradition of global engagement on campus and abroad. We are committed to providing opportunities that mutually benefit our students, faculty, staff and peers around the world through various grant programs. We invite faculty to explore the ways in which our funding programs can help you advance your needs.

UNL encourages faculty to increase global perspectives in their courses and programs through globally-focused topics, regional histories and perspectives, foreign languages and literatures, and disciplinary insights from different regions of the world. Such experiences are essential in order for students to develop a global mindset and the skills they need to contribute meaningfully in our rapidly changing and globalizing world.

In an effort to meet such goals and strengthen the university's global engagement, UNL, in partnership with the broader University of Nebraska (NU) Central Administration, offer various teaching and research grants to faculty for upcoming academic years.

Additional inquiries should be sent to:

NU Central Grants

In June 2016, the President and Chancellors of the University of Nebraska (NU) formally adopted a Strategy for Global Engagement. The document emphasizes that “strengthening global engagement and building on a tradition of success with international activities will improve the educational outcomes the university seeks.” As such, NU central administration also offers globally-focused grants to eligible faculty across all four campuses of the NU institution. Below are the current available funding opportunities administered by NU Central for the upcoming academic year.

Global Perspectives in the Curriculum Grant, Due: November 6, 2019

The Global Perspectives the Curriculum Grant enables faculty within NU to develop new course themes to introduce global or international perspectives to large numbers of students as part of the on-campus curriculum. Although many students participate in campus education abroad opportunities, some students do not have the opportunity to do so. It is important that all students be exposed to global themes, regional histories and perspectives, foreign languages and literatures, and disciplinary insights from different regions of the world. Assistant, Associate or Full Professors and equivalent-rank professors of practice who have been employed by any University of Nebraska campus for at least two years are eligible.

Awards: Up to $5,000 for academic year 2019-2020


UNL Grants

Below are the current internally-managed global grants available only to eligible faculty at the UNL campus

There are no internal opportunites available at this time.


Last updated: September 2019