2024 Global Fellows Program

The International Center’s 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 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 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.

Information Sessions

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.
    • Orientation: Friday, January 12, 2024, 1 – 3 pm (Room G330, Reitz Union)
    • Workshop 1: Friday, January 26, 2024, 9 – 11 am (Room 145, International Center (The Hub @ 1765 Stadium Road)
      Finding Funding to Support International Research
    • Workshop 2: Friday, February 9, 2024, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (Room 223A Grinter Hall, Office of Research)
      Road-trip to the UF Office of Research Supporting International Research
    • Workshop 3: Friday, February 23, 2024, 9 – 11 am (Room 145, International Center (The Hub @ 1765 Stadium Road)
      How to Get the Help you Need and Successfully Navigate the IRB, Export Controls, and Other International Research Requirements
    • Workshop 4: Friday, March 8, 2024, 9 – 11 am (Room 145, International Center (The Hub @ 1765 Stadium Road)
      International Partnerships and Agreements
    • Workshop 5: Friday, March 22, 2024, 9 – 11 am (Room 145, International Center (The Hub @ 1765 Stadium Road)
      Engaging Students and Internationalizing the Curriculum, Study Abroad, Experiential Learning and More
    • Workshop 6: Friday April 5, 2024, 9 – 11 am (Room 145, International Center (The Hub @ 1765 Stadium Road)
      Broader Impacts – Measuring Scientific Merit and Impact on Society, Education and Outreach
    • Symposium: Friday, April 19, 2024, 9 am – 1 pm (Room G330, Reitz Union)
  • 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
  • Honorarium of $1,000 is provided to mentor

Proposal Due Date

  • Monday, October 16, 2023

Proposal Submission Process

Proposal package must include:

  1. Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae (2 page maximum)
  3. 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.
  4. Name of faculty mentor and a letter of support
  5. Letter of support from department chair, school director, or dean
  6. Submit an electronic copy (include all documents in single PDF file) to Dr. Michael Kung at mkung@ufic.ufl.edu by due date


Dr. Michael Kung (OGRE, mkung@ufic.ufl.edu