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A directory of funding sources for global engagement for Tufts faculty. If you know of a funding source that you would like added to this list, please contact us


Tufts Funding Sources
Global Research Assistant Program

The Global Research Assistant Program provides full support to Tufts undergraduates to work with Tufts faculty and research staff during the summer on ongoing international research and impact projects. Faculty from across the University are invited to submit a proposal to host an undergraduate research assistant. Application deadline is typically in January.

Tufts Collaborates

The Tufts Collaborates Seed Grant Program seeks to encourage the essential first steps in interdisciplinary collaboration by supporting new faculty pilot projects that engage at least two disciplines and cross institutional lines.  The goal of this program is to establish collaborative research efforts that will likely result in competitive research proposals to federal and foundation granting agencies. Application deadline is typically in January.

Tufts Innovates

The Tufts Innovates Seed Grant Program seeks to spark imaginative ideas to enhance learning and teaching, including approaches that integrate research and are interdisciplinary. Supported projects are expected to catalyze sustainable initiatives across schools and programs and may lead to further opportunities for internal and external funding. Application deadline is typically in January.

Talloires Network Action Research MacJannet Prize

The MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship was established by the Talloires Network and the MacJannet Foundation to recognize exceptional student community engagement initiatives at Talloires Network member universities and contributes financially to their ongoing public service efforts. Application deadline is typically in April.

Talloires Scholar in Residence

The Talloires Scholar-in-Residence Program is funded by the Provost’s Office and gives selected faculty members the opportunity to work on scholarly endeavors during a summer at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. Application deadline is typically in January.

External Funding Sources
Fulbright Scholar Program

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 140 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright offers opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers a unique opportunity for focused work on the tranquil shore of Lake Como. The Center brings together leading artists, academics, practitioners, and policymakers for up to one month, fostering cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue to shape thinking and catalyze action around the Foundation’s strategic goals.