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Global Outreach

Migration Studies Awards

The Migration Studies Awards fund proposals from VCU academic units to develop new and innovative programming in support of VCU’s three global priorities:

♦ improve the recruitment and retention of international students and scholars

♦ increase the 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

International Course Threads Award

The International Course Threads Award seeks to create thematically coherent curricular clusters that enrich the global learning of our students by drawing connections based upon topics or themes among groups of existing VCU courses from different disciplines.  Students completing three courses from a specified grouping have that choice designated on their transcripts.

GEO invites proposals that coincide with the College of Humanities and Sciences cluster hire in Migration Studies, focus on Latin America.  Proposals must be interdisciplinary (with at least two disciplines represented in each three-course thread) and globally focused, and may include any mix of new or existing courses. Students who enroll in one course in a thread will be encouraged to pursue appropriate paths through the entire thread, opening new pathways for exploration of international topic areas within and outside a student’s major field of study.  Ideally, a student’s experience with a thread will culminate in an experiential component (e.g. study abroad, research project or internship), but this is not required for completion of the thread.

Review examples of the Course Thread model at the University of California Berkeley.

Global Visiting Scholar Award

The Global Visiting Scholar Award is intended to support departments or schools in hosting an international scholar who will enrich the learning and/or scholarship of the unit. Preference is given to proposals that include plans for high impact student experiences, or research collaborations with specific outcomes, such as peer-reviewed publications and/or, proposals for external funding.  The areas of expertise and focus for this scholar should be in alignment with a thematic hire in Migration Studies (focused on Latin America).  


Online Application Information

The applications are available and must be submitted online by March 20, 2017, 5 p.m.

International Course Threads Award Application
Global Visiting Scholar Award Application

IMPORTANT: When registering for the online application system and/or requesting a password reset, please check your SPAM folder for the email.

> Application Instructions

If you submitted a QGIA application last year, you are already registered and able to submit an online application.

If you are registering for the first time, follow instructions below:

1. Complete the registration fields on the right side of the registration box.

2. You will receive an email from noreply@vcu.moveon4.com to set your password. Please look for this email in your spam folder. Once the email is located, click "Not spam" at the top of your email window. 

3. Set a password. Passwords must be at least 8 characters long and include at least 1 special character. Special characters include: !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\]^_`{|}~

4. After setting a password, you will be taken to the application portal where you will find the award categories listed under "Form." Click "Start new application" for the appropriate QGIA category.

If you select "Forgot your password?" at the bottom left of the page to reset your password, please check your SPAM folder for the password reset email.



Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m., March 20, 2017  

Winning awards will be announced no later than April 15, 2017, and the funding period is FY2017.

The final number and amount of awards will depend on the merits of each proposal as determined by faculty reviewers and availability of funding. 


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