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 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 Institute for Global Enterprise and is made possible by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund.

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 Institute. 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 3-4 awards of up to $4000 each. Awards may be used for travel, research materials, conference fees, and/or other related expenses. Award does not include a course release.

Global Scholar Requirements and Timeline

The term for Global Scholars is one academic year (June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019).

  • March 16, 2018: Application deadline
  • Early April 2018: Announcement of Global Scholar awards
  • June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019: Global Scholars conduct work
  • June 1, 2019: Global Scholars provide a report detailing the results of their work
  • During the 2019-2020 academic year: Global Scholars present their work to the campus community at an annual Global Scholars event

Application Submission Instructions

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)
  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

Please submit your proposal electronically by 5:00 p.m. on March 16 to Cindy Kelley at

Office Phone:

Office Email:

Office Location:
Room 260, Schroeder School of Business