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 Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana Global Scholars Program is designed to encourage faculty to contribute to the University of Evansville’s goals of increasing the internationalization of the University of Evansville campus and curriculum. As Global Scholars, faculty engage in scholarship, curriculum development, travel, and/or research activities related to globally relevant topics. It is expected that the Global Scholars’ activities will have a positive impact on the global mindset of some of our constituencies, including our students, faculty, administration, and the greater Evansville community. The Global Scholars Program is made possible in part by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund.
The primary criteria of proposal selection are the excellence of the proposal and the applicability to the applicant’s teaching, research, and publication on international themes and the mission and goals of the Institute and UE. Institute goals include preparing our students and community (public, private, and civic sector partners) for global leadership, citizenry, and success. The selection committee is composed of the executive director of the institute and the deans of UE’s colleges. The committee will value research, pedagogical advancement, and development of experiential learning opportunities in the proposed projects. Crossdisciplinary collaboration and global citizenry components are encouraged, but not required for selection. 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. Requests for course releases should be made at the time of application and will be awarded should there be funding available or an ability from within the Global Scholars’ department to provide a course release without incurring additional costs.
The term for Global Scholars is one academic year (June 1 – May 31).
- April 30, 2014: Application deadline
- May: Announcement of Global Scholar awards
- June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015: Global Scholars execute their work
- June 27, 2015: Full report due
As recipients of a Global Scholar award, faculty will:
- Provide a narrative report detailing activities by June 27, 2015. 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 2014-15 academic year would present in the Fall 2015.