These awards support faculty who are interested in adding global content to existing courses that have little or no such content; adding comparative cases to courses that are currently area specific; or developing new courses with significant global content.
CGI is currently spearheading a major pan-university effort to significantly increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students who have access to global opportunities.We, therefore, prioritize proposals that reach this target population with global content: low-income students, racial/ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, students in disciplines not traditionally associated with global opportunities such as STEM, first generation college students, LGBTQ students, males, students from rural areas, transfer students, and older students who have followed non-traditional paths to higher education.
You can learn more about our Opening Access and Breaking Barriers Initiative.
Faculty of any rank are eligible to apply. Proposed courses may be at the graduate or undergraduate level and in any department, curriculum, or school.
Estimated Available Funds: $20,000
Typical Range of Awards: $2,500 - $4,000
Typical Number of Awards: 6
Typical Number of Applicants: 20
Project Period for New Awards: Up to 12 months after the submission deadline
The Center for Global Initiatives is not bound by these estimates and is often unable to award the full amount of funds requested.
Reviewers assign points to each application based on the following rubric:
Applicants will receive award or rejection notices 4-6 weeks after the deadline via email or USPS mail. 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 8 weeks after the application deadline, please inform us.
If you receive this award, you will be required to submit a final report at the end of your project using the Center for Global Initiative’s 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 form before the deadline.
The major parts of the application are:
Director, Center for Global Initiatives