To foster innovative and interdisciplinary research, the Center for Global Initiatives is pleased to fund faculty working groups. These groups meet regularly to critique scholarly works, host visiting speakers, organize conferences, develop grant proposals, and embed research into the curriculum.
Any tenured or tenure track faculty member is eligible to propose a faculty working group. We require that the group’s core members represent at least 3 different departments or schools.
The Center for Global Initiatives provides each group with $4,000 for one academic year with the possibility of renewal.
Reviewers assign points to each application based on the following rubric:
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 at the conclusion of the project 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.
The online application includes specific instructions.
Director, Center for Global Initiatives