Faculty Services

The Division of Global Engagement helps faculty with international research collaboration, partnerships with overseas universities, funding for international travel and research, sponsoring international visitors and events, supporting international students, faculty and staff, and engaging faculty in study abroad for UO students. For more information, please feel free to email intl@uoregon.edu 

Explore funding opportunities, learn about research centers and programs, and discover resources available for local and international faculty. 
Learn how to host an international visiting scholar or intern, or how to hire international faculty or staff. 
Collaborate with GEO to develop a faculty-led study abroad program and learn about study abroad scholarship opportunities.


Global Studies Institute (GSI)

 Global Studies Institute (GSI)

The Global Studies Institute hosts and supports UO’s internationally-oriented research centers, programs, and initiatives. Our goal is to enhance faculty research, enrich student global engagement with faculty, and promote the University of Oregon’s academic excellence at home and with partners around the world.

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GSI Centers, Programs, Grants, Gifts & Contracts

GSI supports faculty research centers with administrative support and services to build interdisciplinary faculty collaborations and partnerships with global partners to support international research.

GSI Centers & Programs

Grants Development and Management

We help faculty identify grants to support their global research goals and provide pre-and post-award support.

Learn About GSI Grant Support

Gifts and Contracts Management

Work with faculty on international gifts and contracts for programs that benefit UO students and faculty.

Learn about GSI Gifts & Contracts

Funding Opportunities

  • Faculty Collaboration Funds
  • Faculty Research Travel Grants
  • Graduate Research Awards
  • Undergraduate Awards
  • Translation Studies Awards

Learn More About Funding Opportunities

Fulbright Programs

Advising support to faculty and graduate students interested in applying for Fulbright programs.

Learn More About Fulbright

Global Teaching and Learning Exchange

Connecting faculty from around the world to exchange techniques for dynamic classrooms and successful teaching. Cross cultural perspectives on faculty effectiveness, high impact teaching and student success.

Global Teaching & Learning Exchange


Support all aspects of event management and planning for faculty sponsored international events.

View All GSI Events and Workshops


DGE has guest apartments at Spencer View Apartments for collaborators visiting Eugene and a flat in London for UO faculty doing research in London.

Explore Accommodations


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 International Student and Scholar Services

ISSS manages federal visa issuance & compliance for international students, faculty, staff and visitors. ISSS is also a home away from home for international students, employees and visitors.

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Hire International Faculty or Staff

If your unit is hiring an international employee, ISSS will help you with the visa (usually H-1B). Consult early with us if your search could produce international finalists – we can help make the initial hire and later retention smooth if we get involved right at the beginning of the hiring process!

H-1B Employee Travel & Sponsorship

Host An International Visiting Scholar

Reach out to ISSS is you are bringing international visitors to campus for any reason. We'll help you with the visa (usually J1) and help you navigate other rules to ensure a warm welcome and a smooth visit.

J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

Host An International Student Intern

We are here to help your department or lab host an international student intern (J1 student intern visa). Interns should be in a structured work-based learning experience that is tied to their degree program. Minimum duration 3 weeks; maximum 12 months.

J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

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 Global Education Oregon (GEO)

Global Education Oregon is the UO’s study abroad office. We make the world the classroom for UO students, by offering more than 200 programs in 60 countries with 40 scholarships.

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Faculty-led Study Abroad Program Development

GEO helps faculty develop oversees programs that tie into majors and core education, while providing immersive cross-cultural, experiential learning. We connect you to GEO centers and partners worldwide. Faculty proposals are reviewed by GEO and academic unit leadership.

Explore Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty Consultation

If you intend to submit a study abroad proposal, or have questions about other student global experiences, please consult with our staff. GEO has a wealth of information on available locations, current programs, our international partners, costs, trends, and health, safety & risk issues in study abroad.

Connect with GEO at geoinfo@uoregon.edu

Global Risk Management

Our Global Risk Manager offers faculty resources, and guidance for safely running study abroad programs. We consult on safety and risk for faculty global research travel, and other UO activities.

Connect with GEO at geoinfo@uoregon.edu

Helping Your Students Fund Global Education

GEO offers over 40 scholarships, totaling about $400,000 per year. GEO partners with UO Financial Aid to allow students access to as much of their UO scholarships and financial aid for study abroad as possible.

Explore Study Abroad Scholarships

Classroom Visit for Study Abroad

GEO Outreach is available to present to your class or organization about the benefits for study abroad.

Connect with GEO at geoinfo@uoregon.edu

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