Marquette's Office of International Education provides a variety of support services for faculty members looking to research or teach abroad. Our staff has a wide range of knowledge and appointments are always available. Below you can also find links to a variety of information on grants, development opportunities, and other topics.

Funding for International Research

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

ACLS supports scholarship in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences.

Fulbright Scholar Program

Grants are made to U.S. Citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Since the program's inception in 1946, more than 250,000 participants - chosen for their leadership potential - have had the opportunity to observe each others political, economic and cultural institutions.

Higher Education for Development

Higher Education for Development (HED) works in close partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and operates with the advice and counsel of the six major presidential higher education associations to support the engagement of higher education in development issues worldwide.

HED manages innovative partnerships that join U.S. colleges and universities with institutions of higher learning in developing nations. In this way, we support and facilitate the engagement of U.S. higher education in global development.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)

IREX provides grants for both individuals and institutions

The Foundation Center

This is a non-profit library of foundations that provide international grants

International Visiting Research Fellowship

Provided by the University of Sydney in Australia. This program allows researchers from the US, and around the world, to spend a period of up to 12 weeks conducting collaborative research at the University of Sydney.

Grants for Study and Research in Germany

DAAD provides numerous grants for faculty research and study in Germany.

FIPSE International Programs Grants

FIPSE's four international programs represent a first-of-a-kind collaboration among the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education and foreign government agencies to fund and coordinate federal education grant programs.

Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences

The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators.

The 2020 Mexico-United States Innovation Fund Contest

The 2020 Mexico-United States Innovation Fund Competition is designed to support dynamic partnerships between Mexican and United States higher education institutions to work in teams to provide new models of academic training programs for students in multiple academic areas.

The intent of the 2020 Mexico-U.S. Innovation Fund Competition is to award up to eleven (11) Innovation Fund Grants of up to $25,000 each to selected proposals developed by teams of higher education institutions in Mexico and in the United States, pending the proposal evaluation and selection process.

The Stevens Initiative: Research in Virtual Exchange

The Stevens Initiative is an international effort to build global competence and career readiness skills for young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa by growing and enhancing the field of virtual exchange. Created in 2015 as a lasting tribute to Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the Initiative is committed to helping to expand the virtual exchange field through three pillars of work: investing in promising programs, sharing knowledge and resources, and advocating for virtual exchange adoption. The Stevens Initiative has awarded 60 grants and, by summer 2022, will expand its reach to over 43,000 young people in 16 MENA countries and the Palestinian Territories, and in 45 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, one tribal community, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.

The Initiative helps lead the virtual exchange field in research and knowledge sharing, serving as a central place for collecting and sharing promising practices and other resources. The Initiative shares evaluation data and other information from its grantee programs through webinars, case studies, conference presentations, and other avenues. The Initiative also maintains an annotated bibliography and program design framework to establish common terms for describing program characteristics and conducts a survey of the field to track growth in the years ahead. With this call for proposals, the Initiative is beginning to support additional research projects to fill other gaps in knowledge.

More information about the Stevens Initiative can be found here:

International Housing

Sabbatical Homes

Sabbatical Homes provides an international resources for housing exchange for faculty going overseas on short-term projects. Just follow the guidelines outlined in UPP 1-18.