Global Scholars

Global Scholars

Congratulations to our Global Scholars!

Pictured left to right: Greg Rawski, Jennie Ebeling, Alan Kaiser, Robert Morse, David Unger, Gale Blalock, Mohammad Azarian, Douglas Reed, Peter Rosen, Wes Milner, Young Kim, Bill Stroube, Mark Valenzuela, Matthew Knoester, Dianne Oliver, and Eric Renschler.

The Global Scholars Program is designed to offer support for faculty engaged in scholarship or curriculum development that helps prepare our students and community (public, private and civic sector partners) for global leadership, citizenry, and success. It is expected that the Global Scholars’ activities will have a positive impact on the global mindset of some of our constituencies, including students, faculty, and the greater Evansville community. The Global Scholars Program is supported and administered by the Institute for Global Enterprise and is made possible in part by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund.

Selection Criteria

The primary criteria by which proposals will be judged include:

  • The quality of the proposal including the background and development of the idea
  • The degree to which the research or curriculum development will help prepare our students and/or our community (public, private, and civic sector partners) for global leadership, citizenry, and success.
  • Although other topics will be considered, priority will be given to proposals that relate to:
    • Global experiential education
    • Social innovation in a global context
    • Cross-disciplinary collaboration (joint proposals are welcome)

The selection committee is composed of the Deans of UE’s colleges and the Executive Director of the Institute. The committee will value research, pedagogical advancement, and contribution to the development of cross-disciplinary, experiential-learning opportunities in the proposed projects. Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Executive Director of the Institute and their Academic Dean to ensure a final proposal is aligned with the selection criteria.


Current funding will support two awards per year. Awards include a stipend of $2,000 and a professional development budget of up to $3,000. Appropriate uses of funding include airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, research materials, and conference fees.

Global Scholar Requirements and Timeline

The term for Global Scholars is one academic year (June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017).

  • May1, 2016: Application deadline
  • Mid-May: Announcement of Global Scholar awards
  • December 15, 2016: Global Scholars provide an interim progress report
  • June 1, 2017: Global Scholars provide a report detailing the results of the work
  • Global Scholars present their work to the campus community at an annual Global Scholars event in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Submission Instructions

Include the following:

  1. Name
  2. E-mail
  3. College/Department
  4. A copy of your CV

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

  • Background and details on your proposal
  • Explanation of how your proposal will help prepare our students and/or our community (public, private, and civic sector partners) for global leadership, citizenry, and success.
  • Details of support requested – include a breakdown of any of the following, if applicable:
    • expenses
    • travel costs and timing
    • additional requests for materials or other support

Please submit your proposal electronically by 5:00 p.m. on May 1 to Cindy Kelley at

Office Phone:

Office E-mail:

Office Location:
Room 260, Schroeder School of Business