Washington State University

International Programs

International Research and Engagement

Funding and Grant Opportunities

WSU faculty, staff and students can find internationally-relevant funding opportunities through the links provided below or by contacting IP-Research at ip.research@wsu.edu

WSU Informer (Office of Grant & Research Development)

Provides quick-click searches for international funding opportunities in various disciplines: agriculture, plant, animal, nutrition and food sciences; arts, humanities, business, society and education; health, behavioral and biomedical sciences; and science, math and engineering.

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USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development)

Under the Department of State, this provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the U.S.USAID’s major investments are focused on “Feed the Future”, Global Climate Change, and the Global Health Initiative.

Sectors currently being supported include; Agriculture and Food Security; Democracy, Human Rights and Governance; Economic Growth and Trade; Education; Environment and Global Climate Change; Frontiers in Development; Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment; Global Health; Science, Technology & Innovation; Water and Sanitation, Working in Crises and Conflict. USAID missions around the world also have various funding opportunities.

National Science Foundation

NSF’s OISE (Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) supports programs to expand and enhance leading-edge international research and education opportunities for US scientists and engineers, especially at the early career stage.

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PEER (Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement on Research)

An international joint initiative between NSF and USAID and a competitive grants program to allow scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators on the following topics important to USAID: food security, climate change impacts, disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water and renewable energy.

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PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education)

An NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines such as: biological sciences, computer and information science, cyber infrastructure, education and human resources, engineering, geosciences, math and physical sciences, polar programs, and social, behavioral and economic sciences.

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National Institute of Health’s Fogarty International Center (FIC)

FIC offers a variety of funding opportunities to advance global health research conducted by US and international investigators.

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USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)

Offers domestic and international collaborative research grants that promote domestic and global research on food security, sustainable agriculture, resource management, and grade in the foreign market.


USDA-NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

supports research, education, and extension activities at partner institutions through competitive grants, formula grants, and non-competitive grants and agreements.

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Foundations in the U.S.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Paul Allen Family Foundation, are few of the active foundations supporting international research and engagement.

Australian funding

The Australian government provides grants for international research collaborations through AusAID, Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council and through state agencies (e.g. Queensland government “Smart Futures” award)

German Funding

The DAAD (national agency for international academic cooperation) offers various types of funding for faculty, administrators, students and staff of higher education institutions.

Office of International Programs

International Programs, PO Box 645121, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5121, 509-335-2541, Contact Us