Office of Global Affairs

Global Engagement Fellows

In a follow up the work of the Global Engagement Task Force, the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is pleased to announce a new set of grants for 2022-2023 that is focused on building inclusive global faculty communities at UW.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

As part of fostering new connections among faculty, OGA will award grants of $3000 for engagement fellows for the 2022-2023 year. Fellows, as part of a pilot program, will 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 and innovation in inclusive globally engaged teaching, including study abroad
  • other topics relating to global engagement by faculty


Strong projects should demonstrate:

  • Clear outcomes and outlined goals
  • Consideration of long-term sustainability
  • Cross-disciplinary and/or cross-college focus

Global Engagement Faculty Fellows (fellows) will convene these communities on a pilot basis for one academic year, with the broad aim to increase connections among faculty across units and to foster deeper ties and collaboration. The fellows will convene the groups they are coordinating and shepherding six times during the academic year. OGA can support fellows in identifying faculty who may be interested in participating in such communities.


Fellows will receive a stipend of $2500 as a salary supplement. An additional $500 will be available for purchases of books, other resources and modest food and beverage for community meetings.


All faculty who are at least 0.5 FTE are eligible to apply. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of (a) explanation of the need for building such a cross campus community, (b) anticipated impact or outcome of convening such a group of faculty, and (c) proposed activities to be undertaken as part of the community convenings and steps taken to identify potential members

Application process & timeline

  • Online application form submission: Apply here!
  • Applications must include an attached letter or email of support from department chair
Application deadline Thursday, March 31, 2022
Awards announced Spring Quarter 2022
Award use period From awarding to July 1, 2023

    • Compensation for faculty summer grants
    • Reimbursements for other expenses due by July 1, 2023


Reports & budget reconciliations due No later than July 15th, 2023
Unused funds returned to OGA No later than July 30th, 2023

Sustainability & reporting

At the end of the award use period, awardees will discuss the outcomes and sustainability of their project with OGA. They are required to submit the following materials to OGA at

  • Brief narrative report – describe the project, outcomes, and next steps
  • Photos
  • Outline use and impact of funds
  • Budget report reflecting actual expenditures

OGA may follow up to do additional marketing and story-telling around each project