Awards, Grants and Opportunities
UNCW supports and recognizes faculty and staff who use their teaching, research, and/or service to foster an environment of global engagement at UNCW. Click below to get information on support for reading a paper at an international conference, conducting on-site research, designing a class with global content, shadowing a counterpart at a partner institution, nominating a colleague for official recognition of sustained global accomplishments, and more.
The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce the establishment of a new award. The Global Citizenship Award honors the contributions of faculty or staff who use their teaching, research, and/or service to foster an environment of global engagement at UNCW.
- More information about the awards (PDF)
- Faculty/Staff Global Citizenship Award Nomination Form (PDF)
- Former award recipients (PDF)
These grants provide faculty with summer salary for curriculum development that supports UNCW's learning goals to graduate global citizens. To apply click here (PDF). To learn about more about what past recipients have done to receive the award, click here. (PDF)
International Faculty Travel Grants
The UNCW Office of International Programs supports international academic travel by faculty by providing travel grants. Funds may be used for any professional purposes, such as presenting at a conference, conducting on-site research, doing a site visit for a possible study abroad program, etc. More information and the proposal (PDF).
The Office of International Programs encourages faculty to explore the international research and teaching opportunities offered by the Fulbright Program. As stated on Fulbright website, the program is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Nearly 300,000 participants have benefitted from this opportunity. For complete information, go to www.cies.org/Fulbright (External Link).
Drs. Kimberly Cook and Raymond Burt, both UNCW faculty and former recipients of Fulbright awards, prepared a step-by-step description of the application process: Applying for a Fulbright Scholarship (PDF).
Global Travel Grants for Staff
The Office of International Programs and Staff Senate are pleased offer an initiative that supports UNCW’s strategic goal to graduate global citizens. Staff play a vital role in making that goal a reality by having a global perspective on how we do our own jobs at UNCW. To that end, OIP will support international travel that will contribute to your global professional development. Apply for this unique opportunity by May 30 for travel associated with the following academic year.
Staff Global Certificate Program
The UNCW Staff Global Certificate, sponsored by the Office of International Programs, provides staff from all units on campus with a professional development opportunity. Participants will select from numerous global activities and experiences designed to broaden one's global perspective as appropriate to personal interests and professional goals.