Office of Global Affairs Funding Opportunities

The University of Connecticut Office of Global Affairs makes available certain funding opportunities to faculty and staff through its special initiatives. Click the below buttons to expand the sections to find out more information.

Norian Armenian Programs

The University of Connecticut Norian Armenian Programs fund various research travel, publications and academic projects that further the dissemination of information about Armenian culture, history, and society to the UConn Community and the broader public. Applications for funding will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please allow for a minimum of 2 months for application review and decision notification.

All funded projects must acknowledge the University of Connecticut Norian Armenian Programs for their contribution.

Norian Armenian Programs - Funding Application

Any project that is funded by UConn's Norian Armenian Programs, must acknowledge support in any resulting publications or media.

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Universitas21 Funding & Engagement Opportunities

In April 2010, UConn became the second U.S. University invited to join the Universitas 21 network, which comprises some of the world's major institutions of higher education. Access to this network allows UConn faculty and students to access a number of international collaboration projects and funding opportunities. To learn more about UConn's involvement in U21, follow this link, or click the tab in the top navigation menu.

The U21 Health Sciences Group (HSG) offers faculty and research students a range of funding options for collaborative projects. We strongly encourage our members to take an interdisciplinary approach involving multiple health themes, working in partnership with at least three member universities.

Please find all details below providing an overview of U21 HSG funding schemes and links to application forms. Please notify if you submit an application or abstract, and copy on any related correspondence with U21 HSG.

2021 U21 Health Sciences Group Annual Meeting

The 2022 U21 Health Sciences Group Annual Meeting will be hosted by University of Auckland on the 5-9th September 2022. Learn more.

International Projects Fund

The U21 HSG International Projects Fund is aimed at supporting academic and non-academic represented teams develop a collaborative project with at least three U21 HSG member institutions, across at least two countries. This is designed to be a more flexible fund to enable members to think innovatively with the aim of helping us achieve the network’s overarching goals. These may include for example: enhancing global education, information exchange and sharing of resources.

Up to £10,000 will be awarded annually with the expectation that, over a 12 month period, the project group will deliver specific project outputs and report on these at the Annual Meeting. Apply here.

Research Development Fund

The U21 HSG Research Development Fund is aimed at supporting interdisciplinary research projects across at least three U21 HSG member universities, across at least two countries.

Up to £10,000 will be awarded annually for a 12-month period with the expectation that this will lead to high-impact publications and applications for further substantial funding. Apply here.

Student Research Fund

The U21 HSG Student Research Fund is designed to support Masters (Research) and Doctoral Students across the network to develop a research project with at least three U21 HSG member institutions across two countries.

Up to £5,000 will be awarded annually with the expectation that, over a 12-month period, the project group will submit at least one high-impact paper for publication and report on project outputs at the Annual Meeting. This award includes a contribution to fund travel for a representative to attend the Annual Meeting. Apply here.

Teaching Excellence Award

The Teaching Excellence Award is a way to celebrate and reward exceptional educational scholarship, particularly amongst research intensive universities, across the U21 HSG network.  The award is also our way to recognize leaders in this area and share their areas of good practice across the network.

The award also helps us to nurture international cooperation, one of U21’s key objectives, by offering faculty from different universities, and regions, to work together on exciting, interdisciplinary projects.

What does the Award offer?

As well as the prestige of winning the award, the award offers two nominees from different universities, and ideally, from different disciplines, funding to attend the U21 HSG Annual Meeting 2022.

The two winners will be required to work together to facilitate an educational workshop that will be delivered at the U21 HSG Annual Meeting.

Who is it aimed at?

The award is principally aimed at early to mid-career academics across the U21 HSG. It offers applicants a fantastic opportunity to develop new collaborations, to work internationally and to share their joint expertise with others.

Nominees must be faculty or instructors in one of the U21 HSG member universities and hold a position with a significant component of teaching. They are expected to have had 5-10 years of teaching experience.

How do I apply?

To apply you will need to contact your University Teaching Excellence Award representative. They will explain their internal nomination process, deadlines and share the full application pack with you if you are selected internally.

Nomination process

Each university will have their own internal nomination, review process and timeline which you will be advised of through your representative.

One nomination per university should be submitted by Global Partnerships and Outreach Office ( to the selection committee via the U21 Health Sciences Operations Manager.

Doctoral Student Forum

The U21 Health Sciences Doctoral Student Forum is an annual event open to Health Sciences Doctoral Students to provide international networking opportunities and a chance to share their research across a network of research intensive universities. Further details and updates can be found  here.

Fulbright Program Funding Opportunities

Operating in over 160 countries worldwide, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

Read more about UConn’s recent Fulbrighters: 2022-23 recipients; 2021-22 recipients; 2020-21 recipients; 2019-20 recipients; 2018-19 recipients; 2017-18recipients; 2016-17 recipients and 2015-16 recipients.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

To learn more information, visit the UConn Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 130 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world. In addition to new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. College and university faculty and administrators, artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections and greater mutual understanding. 

Applications for the 2025-26 are now being accepted.  The application deadline for most programs is September 16, 2024, 11:59 pm PST. Review past Fulbright Scholars and program liaison information for UConn and UConn Health Center.



Visiting Fulbright Scholars

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International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides local programs and support to international visiting scholars at UConn, including Fulbright scholars. ISSS is located at the Center for International Students and Scholars. UConn hosting departments can visit Fulbright Visiting Scholars and Research Students for more details about preparing to host a visiting scholar. Incoming visiting scholars can visit ISSS for information about local services, housing, transportation, and more. New visiting scholars can refer to the ISSS arrival steps for sponsored visiting scholars.

Contact with further questions.

Erasmus+ Mobility Opportunities

UConn is an active partner on Erasmus+ KA 171 student and faculty mobility projects. These projects strengthen our relationships with our European partners and enhance the intercultural dimensions of our teaching, research and learning.

UConn students and faculty should use these application forms to be considered for an Erasmus+ KA171 student or faculty mobility opportunity.

Current Opportunities

  • Graduate student research in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at the Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) in Milan, Italy. We are currently accepting applications from UConn graduate students to conduct research at Polimi for stays of up to 5 months, starting February 2025. Students will receive funding to offset travel and monthly living expenses. Students also have the option to visit Polimi during fall 2025 (September) or spring 2026 (February) terms. Students interested to visit Polimi for spring 2025 must complete the application form by September 1, 2024. Contact:
  • Faculty teaching in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at the Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) in Milan, Italy. UConn faculty may submit interest to visit Polimi for one week teaching stays at the Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) in Milan, Italy. Faculty will complete 8 hours of teaching and will receive funding to offset travel and daily living expenses. Contact:

Student Application Form

Erasmus+ Mobility Student Application

Students who are interested to participate in an Erasmus+ student mobility project should complete this form by September 1 (for spring semester programs) or February 1 (for fall semester programs).

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Faculty Application Form

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