Faculty Funding Opportunities


Below are additional resources and funding opportunities for faculty.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 500 teaching, research, or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries.

Although the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is open to both academics and professionals, approximately 80 percent of available awards require a Ph.D. or terminal degree. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for a grant through the program.

To learn more and apply, visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar website.

Fulbright Canada

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding American scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in Canada. Award recipients include prominent and promising scholars, as well as experienced professionals.

U.S. Scholars
See the Fulbright Canada website for a full list of available awards available to U.S. scholars.

Canadian Scholars
See the Fulbright Canada website for a full list of available awards available to Canadian scholars.

Fulbright Commission Iceland

Fulbright Iceland – supporting Icelandic-U.S. partnership in education, science and the arts since 1957. We build bridges to bring a little more knowledge, reason and compassion to the world.

U.S. Scholars

See the Fulbright Commission Iceland website for a full list of available awards available to U.S. scholars.

Icelandic Scholars

See the Fulbright Commission Iceland website for a full list of available awards available to Icelandic scholars.

Office of the President, University of California

The Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) oversees a broad grantmaking portfolio of nearly $55 million a year to support research that is critical to California, the nation, and the world.

Details on opportunities can be found on the RGPO website.

UC Alianza MX

The creation of Alianza MX in 2019 was achieved by integrating three preexisting UC system-wide programs: 

  • UC Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS)
  • UC-Mexico Initiative
  • La Casa de la Universidad de California en México (Casa de California)

Details on opportunities can be found on the Alianza MX website.

UCEAP Academic Integration Grants

UC Education Abroad Program’s (UCEAP) Academic Integration Grants offer $5000 towards academic integration, an initiative aiming to reduce academic barriers to participants in UCEAP for students in all disciplines. Applications from teams of faculty and staff can be submitted twice a year, in early February and in early May.

Details on opportunities can be found on the UCEAP website.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD works to foster connections between scholars and institutions in North America and their counterparts in Germany by offering a number of programs to strengthen the links between academics in Germany and North America. These programs support both the activities of individual scholars and post-secondary institutions seeking to strengthen their international ties.

Details on opportunities can be found on the DAAD website.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), or Gakushin for short, is an independent administrative institution, established by way of a national law for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. JSPS offers a wide spectrum of funding opportunities for people at all stages of their academic careers: students, researchers, post-docs, and faculty.

Details on opportunities can be found on the JSPS website.