Faculty Funding

The following are  funding opportunities for faculty. For more information on these and other awards, contact the International Studies and Programs Dean's office at 517-355-2350 or infonew(at)isp.msu.edu.


Travel Funding

Matching Travel Funding

Matching travel grants are available from ISP’s area studies centers. These matching grants fund partners coming to MSU and and faculty travel to partner institutions. The applicant’s college, department, or institute must share the travel costs. The applicant must explain the outcomes of the travel and share the results with the area study centers. For more information, contact the area or thematic center related to your partnership.

Special Foreign Travel Fund

Funding for MSU faculty presentations and keynote addresses at international meetings, and exhibitions and concerts in major halls that are taking place outside of the United States. 


Fulbright Program

Fulbright Program grants cover round trip air travel, a monthly living stipend (to cover food, lodging, local transportation, and miscellaneous expenses), supplemental health and accident insurance, and, in some cases, tuition waivers, and research allowances.


Project Funding

Office of International Research Collaboration

The Office of International Research Collaboration helps assemble and support transdisciplinary research teams to address international and global problems. This assistance allows research teams to effectively and quickly respond to viable and important international research opportunities.

MSU/Israeli Universities Cooperative Fund

Supports exchanges between MSU and universities in Israel with similar programs. The following requirements apply to the Fund:

  1. It shall cover expenses incurred in initiation and support of exchanges between Michigan State University and compatible Israeli institutions.
  2. Special focus will be given to strong science and engineering programs at MSU and cooperating Israeli universities.
  3. Special consideration for the fund will go to those projects most likely to lead to ongoing interaction and attract additional funding from other sources.
  4. Priority consideration, following the previous guidelines, will be given to establishing and maintaining linkages with programs at the Technion (Haifa, Israel).

Niehoff, Schuler and Adams Fund

This fund encourages and supports the formation of groups composed of community leaders, faculty members from various disciplines, and students who will meet on a regular basis to discuss issues of global significance. Write a proposal outlining your plans or ideas, including project budget with identified matching funds, and submit it to the ISP Dean's office.

Study Abroad Development Fund

This fund provides MSU faculty with partial funding for a site visit to the country in which they would like to develop a program. For more information, contact the Office of Study Abroad.