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Global Catalyst Grants Program

August 30, 2023 — The Global Catalyst Grant Program has been paused to evaluate program impact. The Center for Global Engagement is working with the Office of the Provost, ORIED and awardees to review the program and determine the best global funding opportunities for the campus community. During the reevaluation process, Center for Global Engagement funding is available for strategic ideas focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and ORIED’s five research gateways. If you have an idea, or are seeking funding, email Dr. Gretchen Neisler.

The Center for Global Engagement offers several internal funding opportunities for faculty, staff, and students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, including the Institute of Agriculture. These opportunities are referred to as the Global Catalyst Grants Program. The grants are intended to provide partial support that will help build Tennessee’s connections to international colleagues, institutional partners, and opportunities. They will interlink Tennessee with the world beyond US borders and support international activities on the UT campus.

The Global Catalyst grants are a re-envisioning of the Ready for the World grants and support activities in the following areas: faculty international research and partnership development; international programs on the UT campus, and student international research and conference travel. The current Global Calalyst Grant opportunities are listed below.

  • Global Catalyst Faculty Research Grants
  • Global Catalyst Programming Grants
  • Global Catalyst Student International Travel Grants