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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Faculty Funding

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 the Office of the Vice President for International Relations, seeks to support faculty members’ creative online international teaching and research efforts by leveraging the university’s international partnerships during the 2020-21 academic year. Learn more about grant details and eligibility. 

Faculty Fellowships

Buffett Faculty Fellowships offer our Working Group leaders course reductions in recognition of their leadership of Northwestern Buffett research projects.

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. Learn more about grant details and eligibility. 

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. Read prize details. 

Working Group Funding

Groups who complete our research trajectory and are selected by judges at the annual Idea Incubation Workshop can become Buffett Working Groups. These groups 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. Participate in our collaborative research trajectory.