UGA is launching the third round of funding for the Global Research Collaboration Grant (GRCG) program to encourage the development of sustainable international research and service activities. Grants ranging from $4,000 to $8,000 will be awarded to support preliminary international research, partnership development, and preparation of proposals in pursuit of specific sources of external funding.
The program is funded by UGA’s Office of Research and the Office of International Education, in conjunction with academic units. Proposals are due April 4, 2017.
“Our commitment to truly world-class research requires UGA to identify talented collaborators abroad as well as additional sources of support for collaborative research projects,” said Vice President for Research David Lee.
Grantees may use the funding over the course of one year for videoconferencing, travel and other collaborative efforts, preliminary data collection, feasibility studies and proposal preparation. To be eligible, proposals must identify and commit to pursue specific sources of external funding as a result of the activities enabled by the grant.
To help researchers identify potential funding, Office of Research and OIE have developed a database of international funding opportunities, searchable by geographical location or subject matter, available online at http://research.uga.edu/oie. Training is available to faculty and support staff to develop customized funding queries for international funding in the Pivot database.
“Global academic reputation is increasingly dependent on international research collaboration,” said Director of International Partnerships Brian Watkins. “The GRCG program provides a catalyst to build new international research networks and enhance UGA’s global profile.”
GCRG Detailed Guidelines and Proposal Submission Form: