International Collaborations

The Division of Research at Texas A&M University is a strong supporter of international collaborations between Texas A&M faculty and researchers at international institutions. The division has recently facilitated agreements to offer faculty a variety of opportunities for international research partnerships:


Texas A&M is working closely with Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), the federal agency for support of post graduate education in the South American country. The FIPSE/CAPES Exchange Program is the first step to collaborative work between the two countries, with Texas A&M taking the lead in the United States.

Future research collaborations are being explored between Texas A&M and Brazilian academics and research administrators including two Brazilian research funding agencies, the agricultural research agency Embrapa, and the director of International Relations for the Federal Rural University of Pernamcubo.


Texas A&M and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have announced the Texas A&M and NSFC Collaborative Research Grant Program to encourage research collaborations between faculty at Texas A&M and faculty in Chinese universities. The program aims to facilitate collaboration and to further research ties that will enable joint applications to various extramural funding programs. This program is open to tenured or tenure-track faculty at Texas A&M in all areas of research that are mutually supported by NSFC and Texas A&M.

Chinese and the United States organizations provide support for collaborations involving research in China and the United States.  Several of these organizations are posted at Funding Opportunities Involving United States – China Research Collaborations.

Related link: Chinese Academy of Sciences


WInstituteThe newly established Texas A&M-Weizmann Collaborative Program advances collaborative research between Texas A&M, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and the Weizmann Institute of Science in areas of mutual interest. The intent of this program is to facilitate staff and student exchange and to initiate research ties and preliminary results that will enable joint applications to various extramural programs.

Three binational organizations provide support for collaborations involving researchers in the United States and in Israel – the Binational Science Foundation (BSF), Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD); and the Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD). Websites and key web pages are posted at Funding Opportunities Involving United States – Israel Binational Research Activities.


Texas A&M and Mexico's CONACYT began a Collaborative Research Grant Program in 2001. This competitive, peer-reviewed program advances inter-institutional cooperation in science, technology, and scholarly activities through the complementary efforts of scientists and scholars from Texas A&M and Mexican institutions. This unique international partnership continues to grow with the recent establishment of an Exchange Program for Visiting Student Researchers.

Mexico and the United States organizations provide support for collaborations involving research in Mexico and the United States.  Several of these organizations are posted at Funding Opportunities Involving United States –Mexico Research Collaborations.

Other Texas A&M University International Research Institutes and Programs

In addition to research programs at Texas A&M University at Qatar, Texas A&M maintains strong connections and collaborations with researchers from many institutions outside the United States. Joint efforts with international partners include research inquiries, funding opportunities, and exchange programs that benefit students and established investigators. Texas A&M currently has active Memorandums of Agreement with Australia, Austria, Bennin, Brazil, Chile, China, Coasta Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fipse, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweeden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.


Please note: This is not an all inclusive listing of international programs and collaborations. If you feel that a program is missing, please contact us.