Through the generous support of the Bamford Foundation, the Institute for Innovation and Global Engagement promotes exciting global research opportunities for UW Tacoma undergraduates and graduates. The Program puts forth an annual call for proposals for research teams to embark on a year-long project that will enhance both faculty and student research agendas.
The Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement (BFGE) is intended to:
Provide a guided research experience for UW Tacoma IIGE undergraduates
Promote UW study abroad programs
Enhance undergraduate research in global issues
Promote global engagement, citizenship, and leadership
Enhance relevance between academic research and community service
BFGE Award Criteria
$1000 for research and conference expenses, with eligibility for an additional $1000 if research entails domestic travel for fieldwork or study abroad
Students must be in good standing in their respective IIGE program and pursuing either the full Minor in Global Engagement or the Minor in Innovation and Design
1. BFGE teams must meet with the IIGE Assistant Director prior to the disbursement of funds in order to review feedback on proposals provided by the IIGE Review Committee. Research teams are required to make the necessary changes to their proposal before receiving funds.
2. Research teams are expected to submit quarterly progress reports to the IIGE Assistant Director outlining progress on the project as well as a detailed budget report showing how research funds are being used.
3. Students are required to present their research at the Annual Global Engagement Conference.
BFGE Application Criteria
Successful applications will include a feasible timeline of proposed research activities; clearly demonstrate how the project will serve both student and faculty agendas; and clearly explain the implications of research for community development. In addition applications will explore an issue or issues that fall within one of the following areas:
Global Innovation and Design
Health and Human Rights
Climate and Environment
Media and Security
Applications will be submitted to a committee consisting ofIIGE Faculty Councilmembers for review. Successful applications will include a feasible timeline of proposed research activities; clearly demonstrate how the project will serve both student and faculty agendas; and clearly explain the implications of research for community development.