Rutgers Global Grants

Rutgers Global Grants are intended to initiate research or engagement that fosters international partnerships as well as new international educational initiatives. These modest seed grants are offered yearly to full-time Rutgers faculty from all campuses, including tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and NTT faculty. All applicants are encouraged to consider accessibility and inclusion during proposal development. 

Funding this year will be available in four categories: (1) International Collaborative Research, (2) Global Health, (3) Global Environmental Change, and (4) Faculty Innovation in Global Learning.

*Note that faculty travel funds are available on a limited basis. If you are in need of travel funds to support a research program, please contact Johanna Bernstein. Travel fund requests cannot be combined with the submission of a Global Grant proposal. If you intend to request travel funds, you will not be eligible for a Rutgers Global Grant.

Schedule for 2022-2023

•    Grant submission opens: Monday, October 3, 2022
•    Deadline extended for grant submission: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2022
•    Awards announced: mid-late February 2022
•    Awards disbursed March 2023, pending required certifications

Eligibility

All tenured, tenure‐track, clinical, or NTT faculty with Rutgers appointments—and who do not have current Rutgers Global Grants—are eligible to apply. (NTT faculty, including NTT clinical faculty, will need to provide a letter from their Dean, Chair, or Director stating support for the proposal. It is expected that the applicant is in a position which will be renewed for the duration of the grant period.) Priority will be given for those applicants who have not received a Global Grant award in the past three years. 

Applicants may only apply for one Global Grant across all categories. Applicants who have received a Global Grant in 2022, or who currently have an active Global Grant award, are not eligible to apply for the 2022-23 cycle. Faculty members may not submit the same proposal to any other Rutgers internal funding program in Fiscal Year 2023.
 

Inquiries

Questions may be directed to Dr. Johanna Bernstein, Assistant Dean for Faculty Initiatives, Rutgers Global, at grants@global.rutgers.edu or 848-932-3099.

Award Descriptions and Submission Process

Award Descriptions

International Collaborative Research Grants +

The International Collaborative Research Grants support international research, projects, and programs initiated by faculty with scholars around the world. The aim is to promote collaborative and inter-institutional research and scholarship with existing or new international partners. Funds will be available for a one- or two-year time period, as requested by the applicant(s) in the proposal. Click here for more information about the International Collaborative Research Grants and detailed submission requirements.

Maximum request per award: $10,000
Duration: up to 2 years

Global Health Seed Grants +

In collaboration with Rutgers Global Health Institute, the Global Health Seed Grants are awarded to faculty conducting collaborative, interdisciplinary activities that address health inequities in New Jersey and around the world. With these grants, the Institute aims to help faculty pursue new ideas and seed expanded research and funding. Awards will be given in either of the following two categories: (1) Education, Training, and Capacity Building or (2) Research. These projects must involve partnerships that directly impact the community experiencing inequity. Awarded projects can take place over a one- or two-year time period. Click here for more information about the Global Health Seed Grants and detailed submission requirements.

Maximum request per award: $10,000
Award duration: up to 2 years

Questions about Global Health Seed Grants should be directed to Domenica Dominguez, info@globalhealth.rutgers.edu and include “Global Health Seed Grant” in the subject line.

Global Environmental Change Grants +

The Global Environmental Change Grants, offered in partnership with the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and Rutgers Climate Institute, aim to leverage and enhance Rutgers’ global presence and cross-disciplinary expertise to advance the understanding and/or governance of global environmental change. These projects can include collaborative, interdisciplinary research, institutional development, and/or other capacity-building projects. Funds will be available for a one- or two-year time period, as requested by the applicant(s) in the proposal. Click here for more information about the Global Environmental Change Grants and detailed submission requirements.

Maximum request per award: $15,000
Duration: up to 2 years

Faculty Innovation in Global Learning +

This funding opportunity emphasizes our commitment to ensure that all Rutgers University students have access to significant opportunities for global learning--opportunities which are academically rigorous, degree-relevant, culturally transformative, and empower students for impact in local and global communities. Grant proposals should include a statement in the proposal that addresses access and inclusion for all students. Priority will be given for those proposals that include at least one of the following themes, noting that these themes are not intended to be separate grant opportunities: 

  • Increased Access in Study Abroad
  • International Service Learning Innovation
  • Global-Local (Glocal) Learning 

Including more than one theme is encouraged. Click here for more information about the Faculty Innovation in Global Learning Grants and detailed submission requirements.

Maximum request per award (for program planning and development): $5,000
Award duration: up to 2 years

* Note that cost share funds are strongly encouraged from departmental or other funding sources, as this indicates departmental commitment and sustainability for study abroad programs.

Submission Process & Conditions

Submission Process +

Grant proposals should be submitted via the online application portal below. 

ONLINE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PORTAL

Completed applications for all grant proposals must be submitted on or before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. A draft list of the online questions can be found below. The online application process will have a place for you to upload the following documents:

  • A completed and fully-signed coversheet. NTT faculty will need to provide a letter from their Dean, Chair, or Director stating support for the proposal, and that it is expected that the applicant is in a position which will be renewed for the duration of the grant period. Please attach this letter to your coversheet.
  • The project description (3 pages maximum) that includes a list of proposed activities, a timetable, and a discussion of project outcomes. Consult the submission guidelines for your specific grant category to make sure that all requirements have been addressed in the description.
  • Detailed budget. Use either the budget template provided by the Office of Research or the budget template preferred by your unit when submitting your proposed budget. A detailed budget is not required for Virtual Exchange Couse Development proposals only.
  • A detailed budget narrative. A detailed budget narrative is not required for Virtual Exchange Couse Development proposals only.
  • If applicable, a signed letter of support from the project director(s) at the partnering institution(s) outlining the importance of the collaboration and intended impact on the partnering institution.
  • A 2-page CV from the Principal Investigator at Rutgers and, if applicable, the project director from each partner institution.

Documents and templates needed for submission:

Please be aware that the awarded amount may be less than requested. Applications requesting more than the maximum allowable amount, without selecting one of the categories, will not be reviewed. A faculty member, or team of researchers, may submit only one application for a global grant. 
 

Terms and Conditions +

Funds will be released in two stages*:
•    75 percent at the start of the grant cycle 
•    25 percent after the midpoint report is received
A final report will be due within 30 days after the end of the grant cycle.

*Note: For Virtual Exchange Course Development grants only, 50 percent of the funds will be released at the start of the grant cycle. The remaining funds will be released once we receive confirmation that the course is being offered.

The applicant agrees to comply with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), IACUC, and conflict
of interest (COI) requirements as a condition of receiving awards. If the research project involves human or animal subjects, the recipient must provide proof that they have complied with IRB/IACUC requirements. The recipient must also have entered the appropriate information into the COI website. Funds must be spent in accordance with the proposed budget and follow all University policies on the use of funds. Requests to modify one’s budget or plan should be emailed to grants@global.rutgers.edu along with a justification.

Note that all travel must follow Rutgers University’s Guidance on Rutgers-approved Domestic and International Travel as specified by University Academic Affairs.