UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Funding Opportunities

As part of the Global Education Initiative, the Global Business Center promotes curriculum development, global business research and student programming through three programs.

Faculty/Ph.D. Student Competition for Research, Teaching and Outreach Support

UNC-Kenan-Flagler  faculty and doctoral students from all academic areas may apply for competitive funding of up to $2,000 to pursue projects related to global  business research and teaching. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring of each year.

Funding may be awarded in support of:

  • Scholarly research – Research on global business topics intended for publication in high-quality journals
  • Course materials development – Development of teaching materials, such as  cases, videos or others, the extensive revision of existing courses to globalize classes

More specifically, funds may be used for:

  • Research assistantships
  • Travel support for fieldwork
  • Data and software acquisition
  • Materials procurement
  • Expenses related to the organization of a roundtable, symposium or conference
  • Travel and accommodation cost for a guest speaker

Students & Student Clubs

Individual UNC Kenan-Flagler students and student clubs may apply for funding ranging from $500-$2,000 to develop and execute programs and activities that support the Global Business Center’s mission of increasing the global competencies of business students.

The Global Business Center is particularly interested in interactive programs, workshops and experiential activities (on campus or in North Carolina communities) that develop global Attitudes, such as openness, respectfulness, resiliency, flexibility, and introspection as well as Skills, such as reflection, empathy, adaptability, collaboration, and communication in diverse or global contexts.

Proposals for activities that advance general global Knowledge or understanding of global Business Practices are also welcome, including conferences, roundtables, and symposia.

Acceptable fund uses include: Materials, facilitator/speaker fees and/or travel costs for facilitator/speaker,  venue rental,  marketing and promotional materials. The Global Business Center funds may not be used for food, alcohol or gifts.

Contact the center at krusej@unc.edu for more information.


India Junior Faculty Research Grants

UNC's Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative offers grants to junior faculty in India to conduct research and create knowledge in the rapidly evolving discipline of sustainable business strategy.

The grant program is managed by UNC Kenan-Flagler's Obama-Singh grant partner, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB).

For information, contact PD Jose, associate professor of corporate strategy and policy, at IIMB, jose@iimb.ernet.in.

See the Global Education Initiative to learn more about the innovative and comprehensive UNC Kenan-Flagler approach to global business learning