Funding Resources by Region

Worldwide or Multiple Continents

U.S. Dept. of Education International Education Grant Program 

Provides overview of all international grant programs offered by the Department of Education to support international activities of faculty and graduate students to include Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (USDE)

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

Fellowships for advanced multi-country research open to US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional significance; at least one of the country where research is being conducted needs to host a participating American overseas research center.

Fulbright Scholar Program

Grants for study and research overseas

National Science Foundation

International research and education in the form of fellowships, travel grants, summer institutes, workshops, research and education projects, and Antarctic projects

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Grant

To teach/research in the Baltic States, Central and Eastern Europe, Mongolia, and the successor states of the former Soviet Union

National Research Council

Travel Grants Governance in Post-Communist Societies; supports scholars to travel to Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union for periods of two to six weeks to conduct research related to Governance in Post-Communist Societies

Jennings Randolph Program Senior Fellowships for International Peace

Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars and practitioners from a variety of professions, including college and university faculty, journalists, diplomats, writers, educators, military officers, international negotiators and lawyers

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Supports predissertation and dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, and advanced research grants in both the social sciences and humanities; some support for natural scientists and non-academic professionals

Rockefeller Foundation


Asia and Oceania

Taiwan Fellowship

Established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan

Teaching in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education welcomes certified K-8 English language teachers to teach in Taiwan

American Institute of Indian Studies

Offers funding in the following categories: Junior Research Fellowship, Senior Research Fellowships, Senior Scholarly Development Fellowships, Senior Performing Arts Fellowships

The Japan-United States Friendship Commission

Supports study of the United States in Japan; the Japan-United States Friendship Commission provides support for scholarly conferences and seminars that foster development of the study of the United States in Japanese higher education

Abe Fellowship Program/Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Supports postdoctoral research on contemporary policy-relevant issues. Designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern to Japan and the United States

Japan Foundation

Numerous grants and fellowships for many types of exchanges and programs with Japan.

MEXT Scholarship for Research

This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend 18 or 24 months conducting independent research under a Japanese professor. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a Japanese professor willing to supervise their research.

Fellowships in Korean Studies

The Korea Society sponsors small groups of educators who would like to include Korea in their teaching, research or writing.


Africa and the Middle East

American Institute for Yemeni Studies

Fellowships for study and research in Yemen; open to faculty, graduate students and postgraduates; arabic or previous study of the region not required


Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

Research grants and educational scholarships for foreign scholars, teachers of the Greek language, and graduate students; intended to encourage research and study in Greece and are open primarily to non-Greek scholars

German Academic Exchange Service

Grants for study and research in Germany

Institute of International Education

Fellowship program for young American researchers in professional, policy and public administration-related fields who want to develop a specialized knowledge of the East and Central Europe.

Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities. Grants available for visiting professors, individual research, publications, dissemination and study of Spanish cinema, symposia and seminars, subsidies for professional associations, and dissemination of Spanish culture through the arts

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Awards as many as 500 fellowships annually to highly qualified scholars under 40 years of age to conduct research in Germany

Graduate and Postgraduate: Study and Research in Poland

Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc. enables American students to pursue a course of graduate or postgraduate study and research in Poland for an academic year or semester; open to university faculty who wish to spend a sabbatical conducting research in Poland; working knowledge of the Polish language required

Szent-Gyorgyi Fellowship for Post Doctoral Research in Hungary

Enables Hungarian and foreign researchers living outside Hungary on a permanent basis to contribute to the scientific work carried out in Hungarian institutions of higher education; funds come from the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Hungary