The Global Education Office offers a number of funding opportunities to support academic units in advancing their internationalization strategies.
The Quest Global Impact Awards fund proposals from academic units to develop new and innovative programming to pursue VCU’s three global priorities:
- Improve recruitment and retention of international students and scholars
- Increase global engagement of VCU students and faculty
- Expand VCU’s global footprint through our research, teaching and service, particularly as they impact global health
Award categories include: Collaborative Degree, Departmental Study Abroad, Global Visiting Scholar, Faculty Development Seminar and Virtual Global Classroom. Award amounts may be up to $20,000.
VCU Globe Faculty Fellows
VCU Globe Faculty Fellows are invited to form part of the innovative VCU Globe community as instructors of a VCU Globe seminar. Additionally, Fellows may engage in a number of scholarly initiatives, including: grant writing, faculty learning and scholarship communities, and professional presentations and publications. Fellows may also apply for professional development funds, up to $500.
Global Education Undergraduate Research Fellowships
The Global Education Office funds three unique undergraduate fellowship awards for research projects, mentored by VCU faculty. Research proposals should show evidence of significant engagement with a culture originating from outside of the US that is different from the applicant’s native culture. Successful proposals should exhibit how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience to demonstrate successfully functioning across a variety of borders, such as national, linguistic, cultural, religious, and/or others. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor. For details and to apply visit: http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/ugresources/geo_fellowship.htm. Email questions to Herb Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
VCU Global Health Funds
The VCU Global Health Funds enhance the recruitment of students into global health research and practice careers by providing them the means to attain international clinical or other field experiences. Individual students, faculty or academic units may apply for awards up to $2,500. Applications requesting matching funds receive priority.
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