The University of Florida International Center’s (UFIC) theme of “learning without borders” extends to our faculty and research community.  Through the Global Fellows Program, UF faculty can kick-start their international research program.  A seed grant of $5,000 provides junior faculty an opportunity to lay the groundwork for conducting international research.  Faculty can use these funds to cover expenses to travel to collect field data, to meet with international scholars, to access resources not available at UF, and to support any activity that advances their research abroad.


  • Faculty
  • Tenure track faculty and others with a research assignment, from all UF schools and colleges, and who are within the first 10 years of their academic career.  Adjuncts and visiting faculty are not eligible.

Program Requirements

  • Fellows must demonstrate a commitment to add or integrate an international dimension to their existing research stream. No previous international research experience is required.  
  • Attend the Global Workshop series including: orientations, closing symposium, and five of the six workshops offered during the fellowship.
    • January 11, 2019 Orientation
    • January 18, 2019: Finding International Funding
    • February 1, 2019: Developing Proposals for International Research
    • February 15, 2019: Navigating the IRB, Export Controls, International Permits and Other Bureaucratic Hurdles
    • March 15, 2019: Engaging Students and Internationalizing the Curriculum, Study Abroad
    • March 29, 2019: International partnerships & agreements
    • April 12, 2019: Working with international partners
    • April 26, 2019: Faculty Symposium
  • Complete an international research trip within one year.
  • Identify and meet with an on-campus mentor who will provide guidance related to pursuing the international research project and other professional development endeavors during the program and beyond.

Amount of Award

  • $5,000 travel stipend award to Fellow
  • Honoraria of $1,000 is provided to mentor
Due Dates
Information Sessions

International Center, Large Conference Room, HUB, 1765 Stadium Road)

  • September 6, 2018, 2 – 3 pm
  • September 7, 2018, 10 – 11 am
Application Deadline 5 pm, October 22, 2018
Announcement of Awards November 9, 2018

Proposal Submission Instructions

Application Package must include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (3 page maximum)
  2. Personal Statement of interest (2 page maximum)
    Include your international research goals, previous experience, how this opportunity will benefit your career trajectory, and your commitment to attend the workshops and to engage fully in the program.
  3. Name of faculty mentor and a letter of support
  4. Letter of support from department chair, school director, or dean



Application Submission Process

  • Submit an electronic copy (either in PDF or Word format) to Julie Fesenmaier – by 5pm on Monday, October 22nd.


Julie Fesenmaier, Associate Director, Office for Global Research Engagement, University of Florida International Center. E: T: 352-273-1521

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