Global Research Funding Forum

Click Here to View the GRFF Slideshow!Maximizing Opportunities to Build a Global Research Portfolio
University of North Texas
February 4-5, 2013

The Global Research Funding Forum (GRFF): Maximizing Opportunities to Build a Global Research Portfolio was an invitation-only forum held February 4-5, 2013 at the Gateway Center at the University of North Texas (UNT).

The GRFF purposefully targeted research active institutions, and was designed be a “high-dialogue” venue for university leadership, senior research and international officers, and faculty with global exchange aspirations to promote:

  1. The importance of expanding mutually beneficial global research cooperation
  2. Competitiveness of U.S. faculty and students seeking global research funding and exchange opportunities, and
  3. Improved understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing U.S. universities in supporting research-active faculty and graduate students with global research ambitions.

GRFF Highlights

Program Highlights
GRFF Conference Report and Videos
Participation Overview
  • Panel Discussion & Participant Dialogue: Core Issues in University Support for International Research Collaboration
  • Keynote Speakers Luncheon: Fostering International Engagement: US-EU Science and Technology Relations
    • David Stonner—National Science Foundation
    • Donald Dingwell—European Research Council
  • Concurrent Sessions on Global Research & Exchange Opportunities: Global Funding Experts represented Asia and South East Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East
  • Global Networking Session: Evening Reception
  • Graduate Student Global Research Competition
  • Global Funding Exhibits 

GRFF Conference Report


Videos Coming Soon!

  • 200 participants
  • 20 Countries
  • 31 US Universities
  • 20 US States
  • Graduate Student Global Research Competition Award Winners:
    • 1st Place Winner: Kyujin Jung—Public Administration Doctoral Student
    • 2nd Place Winner: Angela Nichols—Political Science Doctoral Student
    • 3rd Place Winner: Christine Balarezo—Political Science Doctoral Student
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