Taking students abroad


Interested in organizing a short-term study abroad over winter session or summer? UD’s Institute for Global Studies is your first stop. Check out their FAQs and instructions for new faculty here. Proposals take about a semester to put together and are due December 1st (a year in advance of the program). If you would like to get coaching from a COE faculty member with an established study abroad program, just let the study abroad office know.

Another option is to take students abroad through your own research. The National Science Foundation has an excellent program to facilitate research-based experiential learning: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES).



Funding for global engagement


The Center for Global Programs & Services offers a competitive grant specifically for faculty: IGS-GLOBEX. The purpose of this grant is to help faculty with activities like making global connections to spark research and teaching collaborations, or to map out future study abroad programs. There is a departmental cost-share required for conference and meeting travel.

Faculty may also be interested in participating in the Salzburg Global Seminar, and may find support through CGPS.


Grant Opportunities


The Office of International Science and Engineering Programs oversees a range of general and thematic programs that emphasize global research collaboration, such as Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) and Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER). PEER (funded by USAID and overseen by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine) requires an application from a partner in a PEER-eligible country.



Fogerty International Center



Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

Power Africa

Grants.gov database (all USAID grant announcements posted here)


UD grant database resources 


UD Research Office

Grants.gov (all federal grants)



US State Department – Fulbright  

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

Distinguished Chair Awards

Global Scholar Award

NEXUS Regional Scholar Program



UD’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations assists faculty in identifying and securing funding opportunities from the private sector and foundations. To begin the search, the UD Library maintains database access here.



Snapshot of upcoming opportunities

NSF International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) 

NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 

NSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)