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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.

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

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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

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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

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Global Engagement Fellows

Awards up to $3,000 to convene new cross-disciplinary groups of faculty and staff (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

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