New Global Research Collaboration Grant Program: Deadline: April 5, 2016

UGA is launching a 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 proposal preparation undertaken in pursuit of specific sources of external funding.

The program is funded by UGA’s Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of International Education, in conjunction with academic units.

“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 preparatory grant 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 GRCG program.

To help researchers identify potential funding, OVPR and OIE have developed a database of international funding opportunities, searchable by geographical location or subject matter. Training to develop customized funding queries for international funding also is offered to faculty and support staff.

“We have seen a steady growth in overseas funding opportunities available for international collaborative research projects,” said Kavita Pandit, associate provost for International Education. “Our hope is that the GRCG program will provide a catalyst for targeted international research partnerships that will generate competitive proposals and also raise UGA’s profile around the world.”

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