Global Scholars

The Global Scholars Program offers support for faculty engaged in scholarship or curriculum development that helps prepare our students and community for global leadership, citizenry, and success. The program is supported and administered by the Center for Innovation & Change and is made possible by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund.

Global Scholar Requirements and Timeline

The term for Global Scholars is one academic year (June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025).

  • Deadline extended: April 15, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Application Deadline.
  • April: Announcement of Global Scholar awards.
  • June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025: Global Scholars conduct work.
  • June 1, 2025: Global Scholars provide a report detailing the results of their work.

Funding Priorities

Although any global topic will be considered, priority will be given to proposals related to:

Additionally, priority will be given to proposals that:

  • Encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration (joint proposals are welcome)
  • Promote global experiential opportunities for students

The selection committee is composed of the deans of UE’s colleges, the executive vice president of academic affairs, the executive director of international programs, and the executive director of the Center for Innovation & Change. Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the executive director of the Center for Innovation & Change and their academic dean to ensure a final proposal is aligned with the selection criteria.


Current funding will support 3-4 awards of up to $4,000 each. Awards may be used for travel, research materials, conference fees, and/or other related expenses. Award does not include a course release.

Application Submission Instructions

Email your proposal to by March 31, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. Include the following:

  1. Name
  2. Email
  3. College/Department
  4. Your CV

In no more than 5 pages, please address the following:

  1. Background for your proposal
  2. How your proposal:
    • relates to social innovation or changemaking (if applicable)
    • addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals (if applicable)
    • enhances global experiential education (if applicable)
    • encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration (if applicable)
    • will impact our campus and broader community upon your return.
  3. Proposed budget:
    • travel costs and timing
    • costs for materials, conference fees, and/or other related expenses
    • description of any other funding you have applied for or intend to apply for to support this work