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Conference and Workshop Grants

Strengthening International Partnerships

The Office of the Vice President for International Relations provides up to $10,000 in funding for tenure-line faculty to host a workshop or conference at Northwestern with colleagues from one or more of the institutions listed below.

Competitive proposals will include concrete, practical plans for expanding and strengthening Northwestern’s existing institutional partnerships and for raising Northwestern's visibility in academic and research communities outside the US.

Particular emphasis will be placed on efforts to enhance academic collaboration with faculty at the partner institution(s), including training graduate students, co-authoring publications, etc. Plans should include ways for visitors/conference attendees to engage with the broader Northwestern community outside of the conference/workshop.

The following institutions will receive priority consideration:

  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Ghana
  • National Taiwan University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Peking University, China
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Sciences Po, France
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • University of Hamburg, Germany
  • University of Münster, Germany
  • Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, France

A full list of institutional partners can be found here.

How to Apply 

Applications are due July 1, 2024 for workshops scheduled to take place between September 1, 2024, and August 31, 2025.

Submit a Proposal Narrative and a Budget Proposal (both as PDFs) to Assistant Vice President for International Relations, Kim Rapp.


(Two page maximum)


  1. Workshop focus
  2. Anticipated participants
  3. Proposed activities
  4. Expected outcomes


  1. Name, department, and contact information for the Northwestern Faculty Coordinator
  2. Name of collaborating partner institution
  3. Name and department information for at least one scholar from the partner institution that will attend


(One page maximum)

Include estimates for all costs and matching funds if applicable. 

Items to consider:

  1. Visiting participants’ airfare and lodging
  2. Visiting participants’ ground transportation (to/from airport)
  3. Group meals/receptions/coffee service
  4. Space rental
  5. Publishing costs (for editing, indexing, and other relevant publication costs)
  6. Graduate student assistant wages