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Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities available to faculty and students wishing to engage in global academic scholarship. The below list is a sampling of what is available both at UIC and through organizations from around the world.

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AWARDS FOR FACULTY Heading link

Nuveen Grants for International Research Collaboration with Strategic Partners

These awards are intended to encourage international research collaboration that serves the University’s research mission while supporting the University’s global engagement vision to “serve the citizens of Chicago and the world by being an international leader in research, scholarship, and innovation, and by creating a globally connected campus community which supports faculty, staff, and students as they address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.” Two awards of up to $5,000 each were awarded in the 2022-2023 cycle.

Nuveen Grants will be awarded to full-time UIC faculty members seeking to create and sustain global engagement through globally engaged collaborative research with strategic partners outside the U.S.  Collaborative research with faculty at an international partner university and with demonstrated support from that partner university will be given the highest priority.  Proposals that also include undergraduate and/or graduate student opportunities will be given higher priority.

Grant funds cannot be used for any equipment that must be inventoried by UIC.  If funds are for intended salaries (including student researchers or workers), fringe benefits must be added to the estimated salary amount.  Each recipient must provide the department/college business administrative associate who will confirm with OGE the eligibility of each transaction resulting from the grant.

Application materials must include: Completed application form, one page narrative statement (detailed description on the application page), itemized budget, endorsement statement from applicant’s Dean or their delegate, and statement of support from dean or corresponding official from the institution of the applicant’s research collaborator.

The 2022 deadline was October 21, 2022. The 2023 deadline will be announced in early Fall 2023.

View the 2022 application

Nuveen Grants for Campus Internationalization

These awards are intended to encourage internationalization of the UIC campus in support of the University’s global engagement vision to “serve the citizens of Chicago and the world by being an international leader in research, scholarship, and innovation, and by creating a globally connected campus community which supports faculty, staff, and students as they address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.” Two awards of up to $2,500 each were awarded for the 2022-2023 cycle.

Nuveen Grants will be awarded to full-time faculty or staff members seeking to create and sustain global engagement through on-campus internationalization, including but not limited to creating Global Virtual Exchange Classrooms, internationalization of the curriculum, international conferences or programming, and international cross-cultural dialogues or other forms of global engagement on UIC’s campus.  Proposals that demonstrate a significant impact upon students’ global learning will receive the highest priority.

Grant funds cannot be used for any equipment that must be inventoried by UIC.  If funds are for intended salaries (including student researchers or workers), fringe benefits must be added to the estimated salary amount.  Each recipient must provide the department/college business administrative associate who will confirm with OGE the eligibility of each transaction resulting from the grant.

Application materials must include: Completed application form, one page narrative statement (detailed description on the application page), itemized budget, and endorsement statement from applicant’s Dean or their delegate.

The 2022 deadline was October 21, 2022. The 2023 deadline will be announced in early Fall 2023.

View the 2022 application

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Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship

UIC international students are invited to apply for the Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship. This award honors the Chicago Consular Corps’ commitment to education and cultural exchanges that foster international understanding, and supports the academic and professional development of our international students.

More about the Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship

Study Abroad Student Grants and Scholarships

There are a variety of nationally competitive, regionally focused, UIC housed, and program sponsor scholarship opportunities for study abroad. Additionally, in order to help make study abroad financially accessible to as many students as possible, the Study Abroad Office has negotiated with our academic partners to create automatic grants for every UIC student accepted into their program. These grants are deducted from the program cost.

More about grants and scholarships for study abroad

Office of International Services Scholarships and Awards

The Office of International Services is honored to administer the Laurette Kirstein Scholarship Program for UIC International Students. The scholarship is funded by the estate of Professor Kirstein who founded the Office of International Services in 1961 and served as its Director until 1993. Currently enrolled international students are invited to apply each spring for an award in the form of a student account credit for tuition, books, and living expenses.

The International Student Ambassador Service Award (ISASA) is given in collaboration with the Chancellor’s Student Service & Leadership Awards each year. The ISASA recognizes international students who are attending UIC on an international student visa and have made an outstanding contribution to the University through campus and/or community service, particularly by contributing to greater knowledge and understanding across our diverse national cultures.

More about these scholarships and awards