Office of Global Affairs

Global Innovation Fund

Since 2014, the Office of Global Affairs has been advancing interdisciplinarity through the Global Innovation Fund. The fund supports transformative cross-college, cross-continent research collaborations and global Husky learning experiences at the UW.

Autumn Quarter GIF Office Hours:

  • Wednesday, October 19 from 12:00-1:00 PM PT (Zoom link) For Study Abroad/Away Awards
  • Wednesday, October 26 from 12:30-1:30 PM PT (Zoom link) For all GIF Awards

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Award Cycles

Research Awards

Seed funding of up to $5,000 and up to $20,000 to develop cross-college and cross-continent research collaborations

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

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Teaching & Curriculum Awards

Awards up to $2,000 to support the addition of a global module, project or innovation to a course

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

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Study Abroad/Away Awards

Seed funding of up to $5,000 to support pre-program visits for the creation of a study abroad program, up to $10,000 a year for three years to embed a global component to a spring or winter class, and up to $10,000 a year for three years to create a new domestic study away program

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

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Global Engagement Fellows

$3,000 award to convene new cross-disciplinary groups of faculty (referred to as “communities”) that share a common interest in:

  • a region or country
  • a research theme
  • good practice/innovation in inclusive globally engaged teaching, including study abroad
  • other topics relating to global engagement by faculty

Next Planned Award Cycle: Spring 2023 (communities will meet during AY 2023-2024)