International Faculty Development

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Opportunities at GT Partner Institutions

We will post special opportunities at our partner institutions, as we are notified of them. 

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was founded in Berlin in 1860 in honor of the eminent scientist, explorer and statesman, Alexander von Humboldt. The aim of the Foundation is to grant research fellowships and research awards to academically trained and highly qualified persons of foreign nationality, to enable them to carry out research projects in the Federal Republic of Germany, and to maintain the resulting academic contacts. During the past 45 years, more than 18,000 foreign scholars have received support under the Foundation's programs. The following are the programs through which these awards are granted:

  • Special Programs for U.S. Scholars
  • The College & University Affiliations Program
  • The International Visitors Program

For more complete information, please go to Humboldt Foundation web site

Private Foundations

There are a number of Private Foundations that fund grants that support research on a range of international education issues. Some of them include the following:

CIEE Faculty Seminars

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) launched the educator-focused International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS) in 1990 with the goal of encouraging U.S. colleges and universities to internationalize curricula. CIEE has offered over 150 seminar topics in nearly 40 countries since the inception of the IFDS series. Our professionals worldwide work through the year to develop new themes and sites with our network of CIEE Study Centers, contacts and Academic Consortium members.

Hosted by prestigious academic institutions abroad, the seminars are short-term, intensive experiences that offer you:

  • updates on global issues and regions that are shaping the course of world events
  • introductions to scholarly communities overseas
  • idea exchanges with international colleagues
  • the opportunity to re-examine your own discipline within an international context
  • global perspectives to incorporate into your administration, teaching and research CIEE’s International Faculty Development Seminars have spanned the globe with more than 125 programs in 35 countries.

The deadline is typically in mid-March. You can find more information at their website.


The USG Asia Council is looking for faculty members interested in teaching abroad in China between May 8 and June 5, 2017. The program is sponsored by the Asia Council of the University System of Georgia (USG), and is open to all students and faculty of USG institutions. Click here to read more and find out how to participate. The deadline to apply for the 2017 program participation is March 25, 2016. If you are a full-time faculty member at a USG institution, and are interested in teaching for the 2017 Chinga program, plase contact the program's directors:

Dr. Baogang Guo at (706) 272.2678 or email:

Dr. Wilson Huang at (229) 333.5486 or email: