Global Engagement

Grants and Funding

Resources and Sponsors of Opportunities for Faculty/Staff Development and Funding

USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium) Visiting Professorships 
Clemson's membership in USAC provides for opportunities for Clemson faculty to teach abroad in USAC programs around the world. Click here for more information. For teaching positions in Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2016-17, and Spring 2017, applications will become available in November 2014 and will be due in January 2015. Please contact Laura Braun,, with any questions. 

Note: The following are links to outside organizations and resources for faculty and staff seeking grants and funding for international programming, initiatives, teaching and research. 

Council on International Educational Exchange
The Council on International Educational Exchange offers a variety of faculty seminars around the world. Limited funding is sometimes available.

DAAD Scholarship Programs for Study and Research in Germany
DAAD grants are available to faculty and students in Canada and the United States to participate in a wide variety of academic activities. In general, applicants need to be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. In certain cases foreign nationals enrolled or employed at universities in North America may also be eligible to apply.

Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.

In addition to the traditional Fulbright Scholar long-term programs, the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Also available are International Education Administrators seminars designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems in France, Germany, India, Japan and Korea.

Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education offers programs and scholarships for faculty, scholars and students.

Institute for American Universities (IAU) Resident Fellows Program
Designed for visiting professors on sabbatical leave from their home institution, this program takes place in Aix-en-Provence during the fall or spring semester. Fellows can choose to participate in the IAU program of their choice while promoting intellectual and cultural exchange through a series of public lectures, seminars and discussions, or by conducting their own research. Fellows will have full access to all IAU resources including the library, classrooms, WiFi and the Resident Fellow apartment in Aix.

International Professor Exchange
This website, originally created at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, allows faculty and nonacademic staff to research and arrange for short or long term job exchanges between universities around the world.

Rotary International Grants for University Teachers
This program provides funding to faculty willing to share their expertise with students in developing nations.

Study Abroad Italy Faculty Fellows Program
To encourage faculty to broaden their teaching and scholarship activities in Italy. No knowledge of Italian language is required. Includes international air travel, and private one bedroom apartment accommodation for one month (four consecutive weeks) in Florence or Rome.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Global Citizenship Fellowship in Education
The Global Citizenship Fellowship in Education is designed for a professional who is preparing for a career in the education field and has a special interest in human rights and global issues. The Fellow will work with the Education team to develop programs and resources that promote global citizenship, support implementation of programs in the field, lead social media and other outreach efforts to promote TeachUNICEF’s work, and provide administrative support for the department. This fellowship is located in New York City.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Established as an international center for scholars, the Center offers fellowships and other support to high-level professors, public officials, journalists, professionals and other leaders, giving them special opportunities for research and writing.