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 Project Showcase and International Coffee Hour.

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August 2019

Fulbright Information Session

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm EDT
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Interested in researching or teaching abroad after graduation? Join us to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program! 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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September 2019

[DEADLINE] Carolina Global Initiative Award

Monday, September 2, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The Carolina Global Initiative Award provides funding for current undergraduate, master's and professional (J.D., M.D., D.D.S., etc.), and international Ph.D. students. This award supports students to complete a non-credit-bearing global opportunity in the U.S. or abroad. We seek applicants with financial need and no or limited prior global travel and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds (read more about our Opening Access work). Applications must be in by 11:59pm, Monday, September 2.

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Fulbright + Peace Corps Info Session

Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EDT
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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Interested in working or teaching abroad after graduation? Join us to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program and Peace Corps with UNC advisors for both programs!

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[DEADLINE] Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Thursday, September 19, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

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. All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. To apply through the Center for Global Initiatives you must meet the campus deadline. Applications must be in by 11:59pm, Thursday, September 19.

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[DEADLINE] Passport to Go!

Monday, September 30, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The Passport to Go! program provides funding for first-year or new transfer UNC 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 work). In years past we have been able to fund all eligible applicants, so don’t hesitate to apply! Applications must be in by 11:59pm, Monday, September 30.

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October 2019

[DEADLINE] First-Year Experience: Trinidad

Friday, October 4, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The First-Year Experience: Trinidad is a fully funded, faculty-led trip to Trinidad over Spring Break (March 8-14, 2020) for first year students and transfer students. This award provides the opportunity to participate in an interactive educational experience, including discussions with Trinidadian students and community members. The trip also includes visits to local sites and community organizations and offers an academic, career, and personal development opportunity. We seek applicants with financial need and no or limited prior global travel and those…

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[DEADLINE] Carolina Global Initiative Award

Sunday, October 20, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

CGI Website Event: Deadlines The Carolina Global Initiative Award provides funding for current undergraduate, master's and professional (J.D., M.D., D.D.S., etc.), and international Ph.D. students. This award supports students to complete a non-credit-bearing global opportunity in the U.S. or abroad. We seek applicants with financial need and no or limited prior global travel and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds (read more about our Opening Access work). Applications must be in by 11:59pm, Sunday, October 20.

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November 2019

[DEADLINE] Next-Level Fellowship

Monday, November 11, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The UNC Next Level Fellowship provides funding for two undergraduate students to accompany UNC Professor of Music Mark Katz as interns in La Paz, Bolivia during spring break for the Next Level hip hop diplomacy program. The experience provides the opportunity to serve as cultural ambassadors and active participants both in helping to prepare the Next Level Bolivia team before the experience and in supporting Next Level staff and artists during their time abroad. We seek applicants with financial need…

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[DEADLINE] UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship

Monday, November 11, 2019Wednesday, November 11, 2020
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship provides funding for an undergraduate student to join 1st and 4th year medical students on a summer women’s health project in Honduras. In collaboration with the UNC School of Medicine and the Honduran Health Alliance (HHA), this program offers a fully funded trip to Honduras to collaborate with medical students and local communities and provide health education talks, family planning resources, and women’s health screenings. Applications must be in by 11:59pm, Monday, November 11.

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December 2019

[DEADLINE] Class of 1938

Monday, December 16, 2019
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States

The Class of 1938 Fellowship provides a $5000 award for sophomores and juniors to complete a non-credit-bearing global opportunity abroad during the summer. Supported by an endowment from the University of North Carolina’s Class of 1938, a class that matured during the second World War, a period characterized by immense loss of life, world-wide suffering, and devastation. The Class of 1938 came together to provide an award to future UNC students for the purpose of amplifying the class’s unwavering commitment…

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