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International Fund (IF)


The International Fund (IF) enables faculty members to pursue innovative ideas that enhance the international scope of the University’s research and teaching mission.  

This fund is intended to address new opportunities that are not well served by existing external or internal funding sources (e.g., government or non-government grants and contracts; Strategic Partnerships, Global Collaborative Networks, Global Scholars, or LABs; Global Summer Seminars, The 250th Anniversary Fund for Curricular Innovation, and other structured programs administered by central offices and academic units).  

Individual grants of up to $50,000 are available for 2018-19.  Priority will be given to proposals for new projects over those previously funded by other sources.  Any legitimate research or teaching expense may be eligible.   Faculty compensation, if awarded, will be consistent with Dean of the Faculty guidelines.



All regular faculty members (senior lecturers, instructors, assistant professors, associate professors, and professors) are eligible; early-career faculty members are encouraged to apply. Full-time lecturers and language lecturers are also eligible, provided their appointments for the award period have been approved by the Dean of the Faculty.   Other faculty, research, and administrative staff members of the University may be co-proposers.

How to Apply

As a first step, contact the Vice Provost for International Affairs & Operations, Anastasia Vrachnos (8-2560,, or Ed Turner, the Director of the Council for International Teaching and Research, to indicate interest and determine which international funding opportunity is best suited to your idea.  See links below for details.



Joao Biehl, Anthropology/Global Health Program.  Princeton-Brazil Global Fellows Program     
Sophie Meunier, Woodrow Wilson School.   Eurofort PU-Humboldt     
Simon Levin, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/PEI  Resilience in social and environmental systems     
Angela Creager, History  Learning by the Book: Manuals in the History of Knowledge     
Maria DiBattista, English  INCH: Confronting Transformation     
Marc Domingo Gygax, Classics  New International Approaches to Ancient Greek History and Epigraphy  
Michael D. Gordin/John Ikenberry, History/Politics/WWS  Global Hiroshima: The History, Politics, and Legacy of Nuclear Weapons