Provost’s Global Faculty Awards


The Provost's Global Faculty Awards provide annual cost-reimbursable awards of up to $30,000 USD to support international faculty activities with a collaborative element in key regions where the University of Chicago has strong engagement, currently including mainland China, Hong Kong and East Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. The Awards are open to all UChicago faculty and other academic appointees from all schools, divisions, and fields of discipline. Proposal submissions are due on February 28, 2021

This program, funded by the Office of the Provost and administered by UChicago Global, aims to activate and amplify relationships  and research collaborations between individual researchers and institutions around the world. The ideal submission should showcase UChicago scholarship in a project incorporating meaningful participation and expertise from both the University and a partner institution in the target region.

Eligible activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Academic events (conferences, workshops, seminars, planning meetings)
  • Public events (lecture series, exhibitions, performances)
  • Virtual activities (webinars, virtual meetings, interviews, creation of online resources)
  • Short-term local research residencies or fellowships for faculty or graduate students
  • Supplementary travel funding
  • Data collection 
  • Training initiatives
  • Exploratory visits

>> View the full RFP and apply via UChicago's InfoReady Review portal.

Previous Awardees

Examples of previously funded projects can be found here.

Need more information?

The faculty director and members of the Center in Beijing Faculty Steering Committee may be consulted in formulating proposals. Prospective applicants are also encouraged to consult with UChicago Global staff regarding the substance of the proposal and budget.

Faculty and researchers receiving this invitation are encouraged to distribute this call for proposals to other interested members of the UChicago community. If you require any additional guidance, please feel free to reach out to us at