The Office of Global Affairs has made available $20,000 to support its Global Initiatives Fellowship aimed at expanding and deepening campus internationalization at UW Tacoma. Each project selected as part of the Fellowship receives up to $5,000 in funding to support the design of resources and/or programming related to campus internationalization and global learning.
The 2022 Global Initiatives Fellowship has four primary areas of focus:
New study abroad programming that engages underrepresented students or locations
International student learning and engagement
Student-centered on-campus global learning and engagement opportunities
Preference will be given to project proposals that:
Involve collaboration among faculty, staff, and/or students
Involve collaboration across campus units/offices
Involve collaboration with local, regional, or international partners
Meaningfully engage with Indigenous sovereignty through direct tribal relationship building
For the 2022 funding cycle, $2,000 in additional funds are available to provide direct support to Indigenous individuals and/or communities as collaborators on a funded project. These additional funds can be requested at time of proposal
Please see the below FAQ for more information about these preferences.
The Global Initiatives Fellowship is open to all full-time faculty and staff and currently enrolled students at UW Tacoma who:
Have an interest in global learning and campus internationalization
Can commit to meeting all expectations as outlined below
Can demonstrate a history of/ability to collaborate with colleagues across the campus and beyond
Funding Period and Expectations:
The funding period will be one calendar year, beginning January 2022. During the funding period, participants are required to:
Identify a Project Lead to serve as primary contact (must be a UW Tacoma faculty or staff member)
Participate in five cohort meetings led by the Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
Meet with an assigned OGA staff lead as needed and mutually agreed upon
Give a public presentation about their project in Autumn 2022
Submit a final report/product to OGA no later than May 2023
Awards are an allocation of State funds, and must follow ALL UW spending policies and procedures, including:
Funds cannot be used for course release(s)
Budgeted salaries or stipends must include benefits.
Funds cannot be used for salary or excess compensation if the awardee is on a paid professional leave, with some exceptions as outlined in UW Academic Affairs policies on paid professional leave and excess compensation.
What locations are underrepresented in UW Tacoma study abroad programming?
East Asia-Pacific (with the exception of China)
Middle East & North Africa
South & Central Asia
South and Central America (with the exception of Brazil)
Which students are underrepresented in study abroad participation at UW Tacoma?
At UW Tacoma, the following student groups are underrepresented in study abroad participation, based on overall UW Tacoma student data:
Students with financial need
Students with majors in the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, School of Urban Studies, and School of Engineering and Technology
Male students, especially male students of color
What types of initiatives would best serve international students at UW Tacoma?
Based on surveys of international students at UW Tacoma, the following initiatives would be best at this time:
Resources for faculty around engaging international students in the classroom
Pre-arrival community building
What does OGA mean by “student-centered on-campus global learning and engagement opportunities”?
Initiatives in this area may include the following:
Programs/events that celebrate the cultural histories and lived experiences of UWT students
Development of pre- or post-study abroad curricula
Programs/events focused on sharing and celebrating student stories
Can a project have co-leaders who share the lead role?
While a project may be structured in a way that multiple individuals co-lead its development, an individual faculty or staff member must be identified as the Project Lead. This Project Lead will serve as the primary point of contact and oversee compliance with budgetary rules.
Can the award funds be used to pay individuals?
Compensation to individuals working on the project is allowed, but ability to pay faculty, staff, and students depends on a number of factors related to UW policy. Please contact the budget authority in your unit and/or OGA to discuss the details of any compensation before you submit your proposal. Justifications for compensation should be considered within the context of other budgetary needs, such as reimbursement for approved expenses (e.g., travel, materials, training, supplies, etc.).
Who should I contact if I have questions?
If you have general questions about the proposal or budget process, please email us at email@example.com. If you have questions specific to the focus areas, please contact the individual listed below:
New study abroad programming that engages underrepresented students or locations – Courtney Kroll, Study Abroad Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
International student learning and engagement – Akane Yamaguchi, Director, International Student and Scholar Services, email@example.com
Student-centered on-campus global learning and engagement opportunities - Kelsey Crain, International Student Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessment and evaluation tools aligned with OGAs Global Learning Outcomes - Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director, Student Fellowships and Study Abroad, email@example.com
How will the award decisions be made?
A selection committee consisting of faculty, staff, and students will review each complete proposal that is submitted by the deadline. Decisions regarding awards will be made based on the following criteria:
Feasibility of project being completed
Likely contribution to campus internationalization and global learning
Alignment with OGA’s mission, values, and global learning outcomes
Alignment with stated preferences for collaboration