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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Faculty Funding Opportunities

Northwestern Buffett is proud to support university faculty pursuing interdisciplinary global collaborative research. We currently offer the following funding opportunities for Northwestern faculty:

Global Campus Collaborative Grants

Northwestern Buffett, in partnership with Northwestern’s Office of the Vice President for International Relations, seeks to support faculty members’ efforts to engage in virtual international teaching and engagement activities during the 2021/22 academic year. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended. Learn More >> 

Global Connections Seed Grant

The Global Connections Seed Grants fund efforts to initiate or explore new global connections with international collaborators. Northwestern faculty may propose projects or programs rooted in research, learning, service, or international development. Applications are rolling, due on the 1st of each month for review within two weeks. Learn More >>

Global Humanities Translation Prize

The Global Humanities Translation Prize competition aims to encourage new translations of important literary, scholarly, and other humanistic books from around the world, particularly from non-Western languages. The deadline for this year's competition is May 1, 2021. Learn More >>

Global Working Group Funding

Groups that are selected through our annual Idea Incubation Process receive up to two years of Northwestern Buffett support to pursue their research projects. The support package is valued at more than $150,000 per year and includes funding, fundraising support, graduate assistantships and administrative staff support for operations.  Learn more about the 2021-2022 Idea Incubation Process here >>

Faculty Appointments 

Faculty appointments at Northwestern Buffett are a way to create strong connections between Northwestern Buffett and Northwestern academic units, and to catalyze collaborative, multidisciplinary work that addresses global challenges.  Learn more >>