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
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.
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).