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OIA Grant: Invite your international collaborator to Stanford

March 31, 2014
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UPDATED on March 31, 2014


As part of the Vice Provost and the Dean of Research, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) facilitates new collaborations with international partners on behalf of Stanford's faculty and students to broaden and deepen the scope of international research at Stanford.

Stanford faculty may apply for up to $10,000 to support travel and a stipend for living expenses (lodging, food, incidentals) for their international collaborator(s) to come to Stanford, for a minimum two-week visit. The funding cannot cover salary compensation but could be used to pay for an honorarium. Grants will expire 12 months from the award start date. OIA will award up to six (6) grants.

Eligibility (UPDATED)

OIA invites proposals from faculty who are members of the Academic Council or faculty from the Medical Center Line to invite their international collaborators to Stanford to grow a potential collaboration on international research. Collaborators must come from a group of countries that includes the Least Developed Countries (LDC) as defined by the United Nations or Low Income Countries (LIC) to Low Middle Income Countries (LMIC) as defined by the World Bank. Click HERE for the full list of countries. Faculty with current open seed grants from OIA are not eligible for this opportunity.

Application Guidelines

Please submit a proposal via this online form.

Proposals will be assessed by faculty reviewers based on the following criteria:

1) New & Innovative – What can be accomplished that is new or innovative by inviting this collaborator to Stanford? How would such a visit help take the partnership to a new level? OIA may give priority to collaborators who have had little or no international travel or work abroad.

2) Impactful – What is the value of the collaboration to you, to your research team, the Stanford community and to the collaborator and the collaborator’s community? How will the collaborator’s visit to Stanford enhance the collaboration? How will you share this international resource effectively within your research team, department or beyond?

3) Well-defined – The purpose of the visit must be well-defined, and we will consider carefully the types of activities the collaborator will participate in on campus.

Deadline (UPDATED, 3/31/14)

Proposals are due by 4 PM on February 28, 2014. We hope to announce awards by April 4, 2014.


Pauline Larmaraud, Assistant Director, Office of International Affairs, or 650-723-1984