Provost’s Global Faculty Awards


The Provost’s Global Faculty Awards (PGFA) provide annual cost-reimbursable awards of up to USD $30,000 to support international faculty activities with a strong collaborative element in mainland China and Hong Kong, South Asia, and Latin America. The Awards are open to all UChicago faculty and other academic appointees from all schools, divisions, and fields of discipline.

This program, funded by the Office of the Provost and administered by UChicago Global, aims to activate and amplify relationships  and research collaborations between individual researchers and institutions around the world. The ideal submission should showcase UChicago scholarship in a project incorporating meaningful participation and expertise from both the University and a partner institution in the target region.

Eligible activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Academic events (conferences, workshops, seminars, planning meetings)
  • Public events (lecture series, exhibitions, performances)
  • Virtual activities (webinars, virtual meetings, interviews, creation of online resources)
  • Short-term local research residencies or fellowships for faculty or graduate students
  • Supplementary travel funding
  • Data collection 
  • Training initiatives
  • Exploratory visits

>> View the full RFP and apply via UChicago’s InfoReady Review portal.

Previous Awardees

Examples of previously funded projects can be found here.

Need more information?

The faculty director and members of the Hong Kong Faculty Advisory Board may be consulted in formulating proposals. Prospective applicants are also encouraged to consult with UChicago Global staff regarding the substance of the proposal and budget.

Faculty and researchers receiving this invitation are encouraged to distribute this call for proposals to other interested members of the UChicago community. If you require any additional guidance, please feel free to reach out to us at