GSI hosts international research centers and funds global engagement

We support faculty, departments, and projects that leverage internationalization to enhance UO excellence. We build a Global Oregon.

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Fulbright-Hays DDRA Award

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program provides opportunities for graduate students to conduct research overseas in the field of modern foreign languages and area studies.

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Faculty Collaboration Fund

Promotes research collaboration between UO faculty and colleagues at prestigious international partner institutions to enhance faculty publication productivity, citation rates, and grant-writing success. *This award will be temporarily on hold for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

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Centers & Programs


Center for Applied Second Language Studies

Center for Applied Second Language Studies

CASLS supports foreign language educators on the UO campus, nationally, and internationally so they can best serve their students. CASLS is a National Foreign Language Resource Center and home to the Oregon Chinese Flagship Program.

Center for Asian Pacific Studies

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

CAPS is a research and outreach center devoted to promoting understanding of the Asia-Pacific region. Its primary aim is to foster collaborative and individual research engaging Asia-interested scholars from the UO, the nation, and around the world.


APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Hub

Established in response to the increasing concerns about the sustainability of cities due to the worldwide trends of rapidly increasing population size and resulting urbanization.

Center for Global Health

Center for Global Health

CGH is an interdisciplinary center at the University of Oregon (UO) that supports a wide range of scientific, educational, and service-oriented initiatives designed to understand and ameliorate the world’s most challenging health and social problems.

ESMA Argentina

UNESCO Crossings Institute

An internationally-oriented research and outreach center dedicated to engaging in dialogue as a means to achieve transcultural understanding, and fostering opportunities to pave the way for conflict sensitive reporting on an international scale.

Global Justice Program

Global Justice Program

Aims to inspire students to develop the ability to use reason and conflict resolution discourse to help prevent violence and hate in personal, national, and international affairs. The Global Justice Program is sponsored by the Savage Endowment.

Translation Studies Center

Oregon Center for Translation Studies

OCTS consists of a diverse group of faculty, graduate students, and active professional community members and emeriti who work across languages and disciplines in the area of Translation Studies.

Islamic Studies Initiative

Islamic Studies Initiative

Focused on expanding academic programming in Islamic Studies and the apposite fields of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies on the University of Oregon campus.

US - Vietnam Center

The US-Vietnam Research Center promotes research and education in three broad areas: developments in contemporary Vietnam, the history and future of US-Vietnam relations, and critical issues involving the Vietnamese-American community.


Singapore GlobalWorks
GlobalWorks International Internship Program

GlobalWorks offers students the opportunity to intern abroad in highly customizable placements suited to their goals and interests. Students earn UO credits and gain life-changing work experience in a different culture.

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