Full-time UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and doctoral students may apply for Global Business Center grants of up to $2000 to pursue projects related to international business research, teaching and outreach.
Applications are accepted in the fall and spring of each year. Projects must be completed by Sept. 30.
Mini-grant projects must advance the Global Business Center's mandate to advance U.S. global competitiveness or to increase students’ global competency with a focus on the emerging markets, and particularly India, China, Brazil.and Kenya. Faculty and doctoral students from any area are encouraged to apply. Proposals with wide reach and long-term impact are particularly welcome.
Use of Funds
The Global Business Center’s mini-grant program is designed to promote:
Scholarly research – research on Global Business Center 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 to incorporate international business content in non-business courses
Mini-grants 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 accomodation cost for a guest speaker
To apply, fill out this form!
For Student Club Global Programming
The Global Business Center is pleased to invite Kenan-Flagler student clubs to apply for funding and support for the development and execution of student programs and activities that support the center's mission to increase the global competence of business students with a focus on the emerging markets of India, China, and Brazil.
The center is particularly seeking initiatives that are sustainable beyond the tenure of the club's leadership, for example, a program or series of activities that can be held annually in partnership with the Global Business Center.
The Global Business Center can offer sponsorship as well as resources such as speakers, contacts, etc. Here are just a few examples of activities that could qualify:
- Workshops that build international business skills
- A case competition with an international scope
- A speaker series with a global theme
- A conference that incorporates global topics
- Awards typically range from $500 - $2000.
- Grants will be offered in the fall for programs scheduled for any point during the academic year.
- Depending on fund availability, a grants may also be issued in the spring for programs during the second semester.
- Projects must be completed by the end of the academic year.
- Awards may not be used for food, alcohol, or gifts.
- Acceptable fund uses include speaker fees, venue rental, marketing & promotional materials, among others.
- Please contact with questions.
For more information and to submit an application, fill out the application form.
The fall deadline to submit is Sept. 9, 5:00 p.m. | The spring deadline to submit is January 20, 5:00 p.m.