Baden-Württemberg Faculty Mobility Program

UConn faculty interested in visiting colleagues at one or several Baden-Württemberg Universities is invited to apply for short-term travel grants. The objective of this program is to help initiate new cooperation activities and to strengthen existing cooperation between Connecticut and Baden-Württemberg.

Amount of Awards and Funding Period:

Grants including travel allowance and funding per diem are offered for short-term (3-10 days) visits to BW, to assist with travel and living costs. The grant will be disbursed towards the hosting institution by the Ministry and subsequently to the individual.


Applicants must hold an appropriate appointment at their home institution, which officially participates in the BW-CT Exchange. Participation in the mobility program implies a deliberate and active commitment to the project of building durable bridges, at the departmental level, between the partner institutions in BW and CT.

Application Information:

The application consists of:

  • Application form (including CV and list of publications)
  • Description of purpose of visit, including reason for choice of host researcher/host institution and potential for developing additional contact and cooperation between the units represented by the applicant and the proposed host.

NOTE: The program is not currently accepting applications. Please check back periodically for future updates.


Yuhang Rong, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Global Affairs
(860) 486-3152

Global Distinguished Humanities Fellow

In an effort to foster international collaboration and highlight the importance of the humanities in creating a future that speaks globally to social justice, equity, and the environment, Global Affairs and the Humanities Institute (UCHI) have joined forces to create a new opportunity for a Global Distinguished Humanities Fellowship (GDHF) at the University of Connecticut (UConn).This initiative is designed to strengthen ties with UConn’s international partners by inviting faculty scholars from universities that have ongoing Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with UConn.  (See the Global Affairs’ interactive mapfor a detailed list of countries and institutes.)

Funding for the fellowship totals $10,000 and is expected to include scholar honoraria, travel, and housing during their visit.Priority will be given to projects that include detailed outreach within the UConn community and potential for future scholarly exchange and/or collaboration.

Interested in Hosting an International Fellow at UConn?

UConn faculty, with the endorsement of their respective department heads, will nominate an international scholar to visit the UConn Storrs campus for no less than one (1) week and no more than one (1) month. The scholar will engage with the University community, have an office space at UCHI, and may provide public lectures, meet with classes, talk with graduate students, and provide time and support to work with faculty at UConn on future projects. Nominating academic departments will be responsible for hosting and scheduling the visiting fellow’s time.  Schedules should be developed in collaboration with Global Affairs and UCHI. The University will sponsor a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa for selected fellows. The hosting academic department will be responsible for submitting a timely application to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for a J-1 visa sponsorship. To learn more about the visa sponsorship request process and responsibilities of the hosting academic department, please visit UConn ISSS – Host a Visiting Scholar.

Learn more about nominating a Fellow and download the nomination form at

Deadline for Application: March 2, 2020 at 5PM
Notification of Award: April 1, 2020

U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards

U21's Graduate Collaborative Research Awards are designed to be flexible and encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.

Learn more about this U21 funding opportunity and the application process at:

The deadline for applications to the 2020 awards are as follows:

  • Deadline for applications: Friday 7 August 2020
  • Decisions announced by: Monday 14 September 2020
  • Funding to be transferred to the lead institution’s Graduate School by Friday 2 October 2020

Note: Please copy on correspondence regarding application.

U21 Health Sciences Group Funding

U21 Health Sciences Group (HSG) offers faculty and research students a range of funding options for collaborative projects. We strongly encourage our members to take an interdisciplinary approach involving multiple health themes, working in partnership with at least three member universities.

We are pleased to announce that applications for U21 HSG funding are now open.

The closing date for applications is Monday 11th May 2020.

Please find all details below providing an overview of U21 HSG funding schemes and links to application forms. Please notify if you submit an application, and copy on any related correspondence with U21 HSG.

International Projects Fund

The U21 HSG International Projects Fund is aimed at supporting academic and non-academic represented teams develop a collaborative project with at least three U21 HSG member institutions, across at least two countries. This is designed to be a more flexible fund to enable members to think innovatively with the aim of helping us achieve the network’s overarching goals. These may include for example: enhancing global education, information exchange and sharing of resources.

Up to £10,000 will be awarded annually with the expectation that, over a 12 month period, the project group will deliver specific project outputs and report on these at the Annual Meeting.

Research Development Fund

The U21 HSG Research Development Fund is aimed at supporting interdisciplinary research projects across at least three U21 HSG member universities, across at least two countries.

Up to £10,000 will be awarded annually for a 12-month period with the expectation that this will lead to high-impact publications and applications for further substantial funding.

Student Research Fund

The U21 HSG Student Research Fund is designed to support Masters (Research) and Doctoral Students across the network to develop a research project with at least three U21 HSG member institutions across two countries.

Up to £5,000 will be awarded annually with the expectation that, over a 12-month period, the project group will submit at least one high-impact paper for publication and report on project outputs at the Annual Meeting. This award includes a contribution to fund travel for a representative to attend the Annual Meeting.