University of Evansville

Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana

The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana serves as a resource to prepare our students and Indiana's businesses for global leadership, citizenry, and success.

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Global Scholars

Global Scholars Program

Congratulations to our Global Scholars! Between 2006 and 2013, 41 UE faculty have become 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
    • Political, economic, social, or technological factors in emerging economies
    • Social innovation or social entrepreneurship in a global context
    • Cultural sensitivity, cross-cultural communications, etc. for international business, international educational programs, etc.

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.

Follow Up

As recipients of a Global Scholar award, faculty will:

  • Provide a narrative report detailing activities by June 15, 2016. Recipients will continue to provide periodic updates of their work upon request.
  • Present their work to the campus community at an annual Global Scholars event in the fall of the year following the award term (date TBD). For example, a Global Scholar from the 2015-2016 academic year would present in the fall of 2016.

Application Timeline

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

  • April 30, 2015: Application deadline
  • May: Announcement of Global Scholar awards
  • June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016: Global Scholars execute their work
  • June 15, 2016: Full report due

Submission Instructions

Include the following:

  1. Name
  2. E-mail
  3. College/Department

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

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

Please submit your proposal electronically by 5:00 p.m. on April 30 to Cindy Kelley at