Collaboration often broadens the range of funding opportunities for a project. Not only does international collaboration provide access to funding from different institutional and government agencies, there are also a number of grant programs specifically targeted towards international collaboration.
- Many existing grants may be used to support international scholars and international collaboration if the need for such collaboration can be shown.
- The John E Fogarty International Center is a division of the NIH dedicated to the promotion and funding of international research – research supported by this center results in 600-800 papers each year and is steadily increasing. Opportunities within this center include:
- The National Science Foundation hosts an Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) which provides funding opportunities and links to regional contact personnel, publications from international research and travel information. The OISE has funding for undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to gain international collaboration experiences. The Office also supports research that will benefit the international community including cyberspace based advancements.
- The Gates Foundation provides funding to many research proposals and has funds specifically dedicated to international research available through its Grand Challenges in Global Health program. These grants initially focused on the acute diseases of the developing world; however, their work is expanding to more areas and to more chronic diseases.
- Several countries have funding available to support international scholarship; visiting scholars should look into these options with their home government and institutions.
- The UW Center for Global Health provides some funding for research related travel and service.
- The UW Libraries provide a listing of funding opportunities for international scholars
- More grant information is stored on the UW’s Grant Information Collection