Global Funding Opportunities at UNL

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has had a long tradition of global engagement on campus and abroad. We are committed to providing opportunities that mutually benefit our students, faculty, staff and peers around the world through various grant programs. We invite faculty to explore the ways in which our funding programs can help you advance your needs.

UNL encourages faculty to increase global perspectives in their courses and programs through globally-focused topics, regional histories and perspectives, foreign languages and literatures, and disciplinary insights from different regions of the world. Such experiences are essential in order for students to develop a global mindset and the skills they need to contribute meaningfully in our rapidly changing and globalizing world.

In an effort to meet such goals and strengthen the university's global engagement, UNL, in partnership with the broader University of Nebraska (NU) Central Administration, offer various teaching and research grants to faculty for upcoming academic years.

Additional inquiries should be sent to:

NU Central Grants

The University of Nebraska (NU) system is also supports global engagement building on a tradition of success with international activities that will improve the educational outcomes for students at all institutions in the system. NU central administration periodically offers globally-focused grants to eligible faculty across all four campuses of the NU institution. Below are the current available funding opportunities administered by NU Central for the upcoming academic year.


There are no grant opportunities available at this time.


UNL Grants

There are no internal grant opportunities available at this time.


External Grants

Below are external grands and funding opportunities that relate to campus internationalization efforts. Additional funding opportunities can be discovered on the Office of Reseach & Economic Development website.


Exchange Program: Using Service Learning to Teach 21st Century Skills to English Language Learners, Due: September 16, 2022

This program will accept applications from U.S. universities and colleges to host a two-week professional development program for virtual exchange alumni who are international, non-native English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers to strengthen their expertise in using service-learning projects to teach 21st century skills in the English language classroom.

Awards: Estimated 25 awards of up to $50,000



Teaching English in Emergencies: Supporting Students Affected by Crisis, Due: September 23, 2022

This program will accept applications from accredited, U.S.-based universities with expertise and demonstrated proficiency in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to develop an eight-module asynchronous online course on the topic of "Teaching English in Emergencies: Supporting Students Affected by Crisis" for a pilot audience of Ukrainian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) educators.

Awards: Estimated 1 award of up to $60,000



Last updated: August 8, 2022