UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Funding Opportunities

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

Full-time UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and doctoral students may apply for competitive funding of up to $2,000 to pursue projects related to international business research, teaching and outreach. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring of each year.

Projects must advance the Global Business Center's mandate to advance U.S. global competitiveness or increase students' global competency. GBC focuses, in particular, on the emerging markets of Brazil, China and India.

Faculty and doctoral students from all functional areas are encouraged to apply. Proposals with wide reach and long-term impact are particularly welcome.

Broadly speaking, funding may be awarded in support of:
  • Scholarly research – Research on GBC themes and regions intended for publication in high-quality journals, academic workshops and conferences.
  • Programming for business and policy communities – Professional training, workshops, seminars and development of policy papers intended for practitioners.
  • Course materials development and dissemination – Development of text, audio or multimedia teaching materials, such as teaching cases or video chapters, the extensive revision of existing courses to internationalize business classes or incorporating international business content in non-business courses.
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 competence of business students.

The Global Business Center is particularly interested in initiatives and experiential or interactive programs 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 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.