UC International Grants

UC International awards funds in support of international education, global research and collaborative initiatives with the University of Cincinnati's key partners around the world.

These grants help fund faculty and staff travel to and from our strategic and developing partner institutions. The goal is to support programs, joint teaching, research collaborations, institution-wide agreements and other partnership activities.

UC International also awards student scholarships for international study and grants for faculty to develop study abroad programs.


Faculty/Staff Collaboration Grants

In the 2020-21 academic year, international incentive grants have been channeled to advance innovative virtual collaborations with our partners. The call for proposals for visiting scholar grants was cancelled because of travel restrictions.

The purpose of the Faculty/Staff International Incentive Grant is to provide funds for international travel to support the development of new collaborations with a counterpart at one of our strategic partner institutions involving

  • Joint research and scholarship
  • Projects engaging students
  • Collaborative courses
  • Annual events, etc.

Proposals for new collaborations in new locations or disciplines where our partnership activities are in their infancy and collaborations that are sustainable, replicable, and supported by co-investment from the applicant's home department are encouraged.

Any faculty or staff member who has direct contact with students, contributes to research or whose role supports the ongoing educational process is eligible to submit proposals.

The annual call for proposals during the fall semester provides further information.

The UC International Visiting Scholar Grant Program offers short-term (7-10 days) visits to the University of Cincinnati for faculty members from our strategic partners, as well as select institutions with which we are in the process of developing a strategic partnership.

The purpose of the grants is to develop and strengthen faculty-to-faculty relationships that result in joint research collaborations.

Applicants should identify a relevant UC department and faculty member who has mutual interest in the proposed collaboration. The UC faculty member must also agree to host the visiting scholar.

The host department/faculty member is responsible for funding and making arrangements for:

  • The grantee’s agenda to meet the objectives of the visit
  • Wayfinding at UC and (if appropriate) excursions in surrounding areas
  • Airport transportation
  • Meals with relevant faculty members/administrators

The grantee is required to submit a report to both UC International and the international office at his/her institution giving detailed information about the visit, activities carried out, contacts made, as well as next steps and timeline for further engagement.

The annual fall semester call for proposals covers travel during the following calendar year.

Please contact the UC International Planning office for further information on these faculty/staff grants.

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Jenni Kim Sutmoller

Director of Strategic Partnerships, International Planning

513-556-0452