International Travel Assistance Fund

International Affairs supports faculty and staff through an annual fund that provides $1,000 travel awards to encourage global engagement.

The International Travel Assistance Fund encourages and supports faculty or staff international engagement in research, teaching and other scholarly activities. Faculty and staff can request $1,000 to use towards international travel that relates to NC State’s global strategic plan.

Ten applicants will be selected for funding. Applications will be evaluated in terms of importance, need and potential impact. The supplemental fund will defray costs associated with existing travel plans for academic purposes including, but not limited to; research collaboration, partnership development, study abroad program development or other scholarly activities. The fund is available to faculty and staff in all disciplines. Department Head (or equivalent) approval is required.

The application cycle is now closed and the next round of funds are anticipated to be announced in late fall, 2017.


  • All full-time, permanent NC State employees are eligible to apply for funding.
  • International travel must take place between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Applications for travel prior to January 1, 2017 will not be considered.
  • Applications indicating collaboration with NC State global strategic partners will be given priority.
  • These grants are not intended to support conference attendance. Exceptions may be granted if conference attendance occurs in conjunction with additional global engagement activities.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the International Travel Assistance Fund Application Form.
  2. Obtain department head or equivalent supervisor signature.
  3. Email the two-page application form as a single PDF document to by December 2, 2016.


2017 Travel Fund Recipients

  • Anthony Blikslager, College of Veterinary Medicine
    “Rhinoceros Skull Anatomy and Appraisal Visits to African Wildlife Entities to Assess for Future DVM Student Experiences.”
  • Matthew Booker, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    “The Bobo Fish: Icon of Mexican History”
  • David Eggleston, College of Sciences
    “International Council for Exploration of the Seas Working Group.”
  • Jing Feng, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    “Developing Global Partnership on Human Factors Research and Education Between NC State and Chinese Universities”
  • Mathew Gerard, College of Veterinary Medicine
    “Rhinoceros Skull Anatomy and Appraisal Visits to African Wildlife Entities to Assess for Future DVM Student Experiences.”
  • Matthew Koci, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    “Chickens Down Under: Teaching and Undergraduate Research Study Abroad Partnership”
  • Andrey Kuznetsov, College of Engineering
    “Developing Research Collaboration on Novel Methods of Gas and Oil Extraction”
  • Nicholas Meskhidze, College of Sciences
    “Prediction and Assessment of Extreme Events in the Caucasus- Black Sea Region.”
  • Nicholas Robins, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    “Determination of Mercury Contamination Levels in the Ichu River, Huancavelica, Peru”
  • Angela Wiseman, College of Education
    “International Literacy Research and Preservice Teacher Education”