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 Rutgers faculty from all campuses, including tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and NTT faculty. All applicants are encouraged to consider accessibility and inclusion as you develop your proposal.

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.

Please click on the tabs below for descriptions of each award category and the submission process. You will find a link for more information and specific category requirements in the descriptions. See the Global Grants FAQs for more application details. This webpage will be updated periodically. Please check back often.

Schedule for 2021-2022

•    Grant applications available/open: Friday, November 19, 2021
•    Deadline for grant submission: 5:00pm on Friday, January 28, 2022
•    Awards announced: mid-April 2022
•    Awards disbursed May 2022, 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 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.) 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 2021, or who currently have an active Global Grant award, are not eligible to apply for the 2022 cycle. Faculty members may not submit the same proposal to any other Rutgers internal funding program in Fiscal Year 2022.

Inquiries

Questions may be directed to Dr. Johanna Bernstein, Assistant Dean for Global Programs, 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: $8,000
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 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: $10,000
Award 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 – Global Learning for All
•    International Service Learning Innovation
•    Global-Local (Glocal) Learning 
•    Virtual Exchange Course Development 

Including more than one theme is encouraged. Consultation with Rutgers Global–Study Abroad is required for this grant category during proposal development, except for those grant proposals for Virtual Exchange Course Development only. Consultations must be scheduled before Jan. 14, 2022. Click here to find out more about these themes and for specific requirements for Faculty Innovation in Global Learning proposals.

Maximum request per award (all grants except Virtual Exchange): $8,000
Award duration: up to 2 years

Maximum request per award Virtual Exchange Course Development only: $2500
Award duration for Virtual Exchange Course Development only: 1 year
 

Submission Process & Conditions

Submission Process +

Grant proposals should be submitted via the online application portal.

GLOBAL GRANTS SUBMISSION PORTAL 

Completed applications for all grant proposals are due on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 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:

Proposal checklist:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Links to the following documents:
•    Global Grant Coversheet 
•    Budget Guidance for Rutgers Global Grants
•    Budget Template from the Office of Research
•    Budget Narrative Template
•    Copy of online application questions (for guidance purposes only)
•    Global Grants FAQs

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.