Applications are now available for the following awards through our Application Tracking System. All applications must be received by 5pm on March 6, 2013.
Please review the appropriate webpage for full descriptions, eligibility guidelines, and application instructions.
The International Internship Award supports UNC Undergraduate and Masters-level students (J.D. and M.D. students may apply) who have secured internationally-focused internships that will advance their academic and professional careers.
The Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship (CUHF) enables promising UNC undergraduates to create a self-designed health-related project anywhere in the world.
The C.V. Starr Scholarship supports UNC undergraduates and international graduate students who demonstrate financial need to undertake an independent internationally-oriented experience.
The Center for Global Initiatives at UNC is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the 2013 Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards and the 2013 Vimy Global Team Awards.
Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards provide funding to Ph.D. students to complete exploratory global research, prior to defending their dissertation proposals. Typical award amounts are from $3,000-$4,000 and approximately 5-7 awards are made each year.
Applications are due on February 13, 2012 by 5pm.
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The Program Associate for Global Orientation will work at the Center for Global Initiatives (CGI), a nimble and entrepreneurial academic center housed at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, primarily coordinating a year-round pan-university training initiative (the GO! Initiative) for approximately 175-200 students who participate in global engagement around the world through service projects, internships, service-learning, or research.
The GO! Initiative aims to prepare students for global engagement by training them in:
More information about the GO Initiative is available at unc.edu/go.
Day-to-day work involves facilitating collaboration with representatives from different campus units and departments to refine the curriculum, foster campus-wide awareness, and manage aspects of planning, publicity, and logistics for the day long Spring Pre-Departure Orientation that is the cornerstone of this Initiative. In addition, the Coordinator will be responsible for designing and implementing smaller-scale preparation and re-entry programming that will happen throughout the year. Further, the Coordinator will assist finding grants or other opportunities to showcase or disseminate this innovative initiative at other institutions.
The coordinator will report to the CGI Program Officer and in addition to managing the GO! Initiative (90%) will also assist in administering the Fulbright U.S. Student Program at the University (10%).
Required: At minimum a bachelor’s degree and graduate-level coursework in international studies, intercultural communications, global education or a related field; past participation in global service, service-learning, research, or internship/work abroad; and proficiency in a modern foreign language.
Experience in working with large stakeholder groups as well as event planning and managing budgets is strongly preferred. Candidate must be computer proficient and have extensive experience with both Microsoft Office and social media. The preferred candidate is an active Twitter and Facebook user and has used Microsoft SharePoint or other online tools for project management. Ideal candidates should be comfortable working and building consensus with large groups of stakeholders then executing plans independently with attention to detail.
We encourage applications from those seeking to complete graduate internship or practicum requirements as well as applications from those less commonly represented in global work.
Applications MUST be submitted by the deadline of April 4, 2012 online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1903
Applicants must include a tailored resume and a cover letter that explains why you are excited to work with this initiative as well as details on related coursework and experiences. Questions about the position may be directed to Tripp Tuttle () at the UNC Center for Global Initiatives. No phone calls.
Highlights of this event are:
The orientation is open to UNC students who will complete global engagement work – service, internships, research or service-learning, this summer or next fall.
First Stage Application Deadline: February 15, 2012 at 5pm
Inspired by the adventures and pioneering spirit of UNC alumnus Peter McMillan ’81, the Vimy 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 $12,000 is provided to fund a summer team project abroad. Actual award amounts vary depending on the scope of the project and clarity of the proposed budget.
The Peacock REACH Fellowship provides two years of funding to an ABD Ph.D. student to spend a year abroad completing fieldwork, then a year preparing for and teaching a course related to their own research.
Applications are due February 15, 2012.
More information can be found on our website: Peacock REACH Fellowship
Questions can be sent to Tripp Tuttle, Program Officer.
Our 2012 Calendar is back from the printer and in it we feature some of the amazing photography from the Carolina Global Photo Contest as well as highlight our major programs and some of their connections across campus and around the world. In addition to being visually appealing, we hope these network maps give you a sense of UNC’s expansive global reach.
And, as a corollary to our print-edition Calendar, each month we’ll release multimedia content online that provides context about that month's featured program.
Check out images of the spreads below, or access the online calendar.
The Pre-Dissertation Award is intended for Ph.D. candidates to complete preliminary pre-proposal defense research abroad. Applications are due by January 24, 2012 at 5pm.
While the Curriculum Development Award which supports 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. Applications are due February 7, 2012 at 5pm.
Applications are now being accepted for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The campus deadline is September 14 at 11:59pm.
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.
To learn more, visit the UNC Applicant Portal.
GO! Global Orientation - April 16, 2011 | 10am-3pm
From the inside cover: Over recent decades, the Southeast has become a new frontier for Latin American migration to and within the United States, and North Carolina has had one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the nation. Here, Gill offers North Carolinians from all walks of life a better understanding of their Latino neighbors, bringing light instead of heat to local and national debates on immigration. Exploring the larger social forces behind demographic shifts, Gill shows both how NC communities are facing the challenges and opportunities presented by these changes and how migrants experience the economic and social realities of their new lives.