The UB Office of International Education (OIE) offers grants on a competitive basis to support visiting scholars for a campus visit to advance collaborative research and creative activities in fulfillment of the university’s commitment to global research, scholarship, and education. The visit is normally expected to be 5-7 days. This program aims to foster an intellectual community for international collaboration and/or collaborative research on important global/international topics. In addition to the collaborative work, the visiting global research scholar is expected to give a public lecture and a workshop with graduate students. To offset the visiting scholar’s travel, housing, honorarium, and other expenses, grants of up to $3,500 and $5,000 will be awarded to the UB faculty member who is hosting a scholar from a U.S. institution or a non-U.S. institution, respectively. The fund will be transferred to the hosting faculty member’s home department, which will administer the grant.
Any UB tenure-track (pre-tenure and tenured) faculty is eligible to apply for a grant to host a visiting scholar. The hosting UB faculty should demonstrate a record of collaboration with the visiting scholar (e.g., publications, conference presentations, exhibitions, joint grant submissions and/or equivalent academic work with their collaborators). The global research scholars refer to those who are based in non-U.S. institutions or others who are based in a U.S. institution with a research focus on important global/international topics. They could come from a diverse group of highly accomplished junior and senior researchers from across academic disciplines. These scholars are required to hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Applicants need to demonstrate in measurable terms the need for a residency visit to advance a joint and collaborative research project.
Applicants must submit all required documents as separate files (PDF or WORD) to the OIE submission site. Grants are awarded twice a year, and the application deadlines are at the close of business (5:00 pm) on February 28 and September 30.
You can apply via the form at:
Applications will be evaluated by a UB faculty committee convened by the OIE. Applicants will be notified of their funding decision normally within a month of the deadline.
The hosting UB faculty should submit a written summary report of no more than 1,000 words specifying the delivery of outcomes within a month of the residency visit to the UB Office of International Education at OIEgrants@buffalo.edu. Failure to submit the summary report in time may make the awardee ineligible for future OIE grants.