Global Learning Faculty Fellows Initiative 2023-24 applications due April 21

2021 Faculty Fellow Valerie Sweeney Prince
presenting at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Faculty interested in offering or adding a virtual international component to an undergraduate course during the 2023-24 academic year can apply to the Global Learning Faculty Fellows Initiative (GLFFI) for institutional and financial support. Statements of interest are due April 21.

“This program supports the internationalization of the university's curriculum and provides opportunities for global engagement,” says Ahmad Ezzeddine, vice president for academic student affairs and global engagement. “The Office of International Programs launched this initiative in 2021 to increase opportunities for students to engage globally and help them develop cultural competencies regardless of their means or circumstances.”

Faculty fellows collaborate with colleagues at one of Wayne State's 150 international partner institutions, engaging in a "virtual exchange" through shared projects and activities delivered as part of a regularly scheduled undergraduate course.

Up to 15 current full-time faculty members from all academic disciplines are invited to apply for the next GLFF cohort. Faculty must submit a statement of interest, which will be forwarded to and reviewed with the deans of their respective school/college. Deans will nominate members of their schools/colleges for the fellowships. Selection of fellows/award notifications will be announced April 28.

Collaborations can be modular and/or project-based, spanning a few weeks or the entire semester for a specific course offering. Fellows must formalize a collaboration with a colleague at one of WSU's international partner universities and provide an initial report of the collaboration by July 31. Collaborations can expand existing partnerships or create new ones. The Office of International Programs can assist with the matching process.

Faculty fellows will receive a $2,500 summer stipend, paid in three installments, to cover expenses related to the development, implementation and assessment of this initiative and other activities that strengthen and expand student and faculty global connections.

In addition, fellows will receive a voucher to cover up to $3,000 of travel expenses directly related to this educational exchange program. Vouchers will be issued at the end of the fellowship.

For more details, visit Questions can be emailed to Nicole Coleman, coordinator for faculty engagement and global learning and associate professor of German, at

The Office of International Programs leads Wayne State’s global engagement by creating opportunities that foster international education and research, facilitate the exchange of individuals and ideas that promote global competencies and citizenship, and provide resources that support the expansion of the university’s global agenda. Follow us @WayneOIP.


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