These awards offer modest support to faculty and staff who are presenting important scholarly work at major conferences abroad. These awards must be matched by funds from your chair, dean or director. The match may also come from another UNC unit, such as an area studies center.
Each faculty/staff member is limited to one award every two academic years.
Except in extraordinary circumstances, the maximum amount of money that the Center for Global Initiatives can offer is $500, and we usually make awards below this maximum.
Applicants will receive award or rejection notices via email 1-2 weeks after submitting an application. Please do not contact the Center for Global Initiatives to inquire about the status of your application during this time frame. However, if you have not received a notice 3 weeks after you submit your application, please inform us.
If you receive this award, you will be required to submit a final report after the conference using the Center for Global Initiatives' Online Reporting System. This system collects narratives and data about funded projects to enable the Center to determine whether its programmatic purposes are being met.
Awardees are also required to enter or update their brief biographical sketch in UNC's Faculty International Expertise database.
Please submit your application via the online application tracking system. The major parts of the application are:
Niklaus Steiner, Director, Center for Global Initiatives