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CECAS Global Engagement - Faculty Info

South Carolina is becoming known as an international center for commerce and industry. It is a trend that has grown over recent years and continues to expand as more and more companies choose South Carolina as home because of its skilled labor force and its ability to manufacture, distribute, and export South Carolina-produced goods. Clemson University is helping to meet the needs of these international companies by supplying world-class engineers and graduates.

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences needs faculty to help current engineering students realize the power that global awareness has on shaping and preparing junior engineers. Traveling and learning abroad is a tremendous opportunity that can jump-start careers and provide a perspective that will ultimately last a lifetime.

The college needs faculty who are interested in recruiting students and promoting the study abroad experience. We also need help in shaping the learning and travel experience from advocates of the global experience. We invite you to browse the Funding & Grants opportunities that make it possible for CECAS students to study abroad.

Funding & Grant Opportunities

Australian Funding
The Australian government provides grants for international research collaborations through AusAID, Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council, and through state agencies (e.g. Queensland government “Smart Futures” award)


Foundations in the U.S.
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationFord Foundation, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, are a few of the active foundations supporting international research and engagement.


German Funding
The DAAD (national agency for international academic cooperation) offers various types of funding for faculty, administrators, students and staff of higher education institutions.


National Institute of Health’s Fogarty International Center (FIC)
FIC offers a variety of funding opportunities to advance global health research conducted by US and international investigators. LEARN MORE »


National Science Foundation
NSF’s OISE (Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) supports programs to expand and enhance leading-edge international research and education opportunities for US scientists and engineers, especially at the early career stage. LEARN MORE »


PEER (Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement on Research)
An international joint initiative between NSF and USAID and a competitive grants program to allow scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators on the following topics important to USAID: food security, climate change impacts, disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water, and renewable energy. LEARN MORE »


PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education)
An NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines such as biological sciences, computer and information science, cyberinfrastructure, education, and human resources, engineering, geosciences, math and physical sciences, polar programs, and social, behavioral, and economic sciences. LEARN MORE »


USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development)
Under the Department of State, this provides economic, development, and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the U.S.USAID’s major investments are focused on “Feed the Future”Global Climate Change, and the Global Health Initiative.

Sectors currently being supported include; Agriculture and Food Security; Democracy, Human Rights and Governance; Economic Growth and Trade; Education; Environment and Global Climate Change; Frontiers in Development; Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment; Global Health; Science, Technology & Innovation; Water and Sanitation, Working in Crises and Conflict. USAID missions around the world also have various funding opportunities.


USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)
Offers domestic and international collaborative research grants that promote domestic and global research on food security, sustainable agriculture, resource management, and grade in the foreign market. LEARN MORE »


USDA-NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture)
supports research, education, and extension activities at partner institutions through competitive grants, formula grants, and non-competitive grants and agreements. LEARN MORE »