The Center for Global Initiatives hosts and co-sponsors global events and conferences across campus and in our community. Of note are our recurring events that take place throughout the year, Global Projects Showcase and International Coffee Hour.

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July 2016

Global Take Off: Puerto Rico Application Deadline

Sunday, July 31, 2016
301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000

Chapel Hill, 27599
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Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2016 for the Global Take Off: Puerto Rico program.

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September 2016

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Deadline

Monday, September 12, 2016
301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000

Chapel Hill, 27599
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UNC deadline for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is Sept 12, 2016, 11:59pm EST

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November 2016

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Info Session

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am EST
Deberry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. Ste. 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Area Studies Centers are hosting this FLAS fellowships information session. Come learn more about this funding opportunity to support the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. The FLAS fellowship provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. Learn more here.

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Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Info Session

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm EST
Deberry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. Ste. 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Area Studies Centers are hosting this FLAS fellowships information session. Come learn more about this funding opportunity to support the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. The FLAS fellowship provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. Learn more here.

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Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Info Session

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm EST
UNC School of Law (Room TBD), 160 Ridge Rd., CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Area Studies Centers are hosting this FLAS fellowships information session. Come learn more about this funding opportunity to support the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. The FLAS fellowship provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. Learn more here.

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Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Info Session

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am EST
Deberry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. Ste. 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Area Studies Centers are hosting this FLAS fellowships information session. Come learn more about this funding opportunity to support the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. The FLAS fellowship provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. Learn more here.

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February 2017

Information Session: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm EST
Deberry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. Ste. 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join us to learn more details about the Fulbright-Hays DDRA deadlines, application process, and the peer-review workshop.This award is designed to fund dissertation research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six- to 12-months. ***All Ph.D. candidates planning to apply are strongly encouraged to attend this session.

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Carolina Global Initiative Award Deadline

Monday, February 13, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Carolina Global Initiative Award provides funding to students to complete a global opportunity during the summer, in the U.S. or abroad. Supported by an endowment from the C.V. Starr Foundation, the Lori Lewis Schipper International Internship Fund, the Stephens International Internship Fund and private gifts to the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund, awards are typically made from $1,500 to $6,000 each, but higher amounts will be considered. Learn more and apply!

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Vimy Award Deadline

Monday, February 13, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Vimy Global Team Award was inspired by the adventures and pioneering spirit of UNC alumnus Peter McMillan ’81. This award is given annually to one interdisciplinary team of students (Vimy scholars) working collaboratively to pursue research or service projects outside the United States. Made possible by the Global Education Fund, up to $15,000 is provided to fund a summer team project abroad. This award is intended to support UNC undergraduate and master’s-level students in completing self-directed or self-designed group projects…

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Pre-Dissertation Exploration Award Deadline

Monday, February 20, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Pre-Dissertation Exploration Award helps get Ph.D. candidates into the field to do preliminary explorations of potential research materials/sites in preparation for writing a dissertation proposal. These awards will not fund dissertation field research. The ideal time to hold this award is after passing comprehensive exams and before defending the proposal. Learn more and apply!

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April 2017

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (MA/PhD)

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EDT
Seminar Room 3033, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Join us to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program. This information session is geared towards Masters and Ph.D. students.

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May 2017

End of Year Celebration

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm EDT

This annual celebration honors both the students about to travel with our support and so many of the faculty, staff and students who've partnered with us to enhance global education at UNC all year. Due to size limitations this event is by invitation. Please contact cgi@unc.edu with questions.

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June 2017

Global Take Off: Puerto Rico Application Deadline

Friday, June 30, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Global Take Off: Puerto Rico program provides funding for students to participate in an interactive, five-day, faculty-led trip to Puerto Rico after final exams are over in December. In collaboration with the Institute for the Studies of the Americas and the Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History, this program includes the following components: Fully funded trip to Puerto Rico to participate in an interactive educational experience, including discussions with Puerto Rican students and community members, tours…

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September 2017

Fulbright U.S. Student Program & Peace Corps Info Session (Undergraduates)

Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EDT
Deberry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. Ste. 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join us to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program and Peace Corps. This information session is geared towards graduating seniors, but all are welcome to attend.

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Campus Deadline

Monday, September 18, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project, or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries.

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Global Tech Opportunities

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 5:15 pm6:30 pm EDT
Manning Hall, rm 001, 216 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Global Tech Opportunities: How to Go Global in Tech, Info Sci and Related Fields Interested in a career tech and want a global experience? The UNC Center for Global Initiatives, the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship (E-minor) and the UNC School of Information and Library Sciences (SILS) are co-hosting an information session about global opportunities. You don't have to be a SILS student to attend, and we will be discussing programs and resources for students at any stage, first-years to graduate…

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October 2017

Passport to Go! Application Deadline

Monday, October 2, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Passport to Go! program provides funding for first-year or new transfer students to obtain their first U.S. passport. Applications from students who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of a passport are prioritized (read more about our Opening Access initiative here). If you meet the eligibility requirements, don't hesitate to apply as all eligible students will be funded! Applications must be in by 11:59pm, Monday, October 2.

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Info Session: Critical Language Scholarships

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT
Conference Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Join the Center for Global Initiatives and 2016 CLS alumna Caitlyn Carpio to learn more about fully funded intensive language study during the summer through the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program .  With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides fully-funded intensive language study during the summer to a diverse group of students from across the United States at every level of…

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