Wisconsin Global Scholars Award – Proposals Due January 25

The Division of International Studies is pleased to announce the Wisconsin Global Scholars Award competition. This program is funded by a gift from the Promega Corporation and matched by the Division. It is created to support greater internationalization of the curriculum through high-impact and innovative programs that immediately benefit students. In alignment with the campus strategic framework, the Wisconsin Global Scholars Award is intended to help “prepare our students for a world that is diverse, global, and interconnected.”

In its inaugural year, the award will focus on UW–Madison residential learning communities (RLCs) and undergraduate research scholar programs (URS) at UW–Madison. The second round of proposals (to be announced in 2010) will focus on supporting curriculum development within departments and centers.

The Wisconsin Global Scholars Award offers up to a maximum of $50,000 per year for two years to support innovations in internationalizing the curriculum and activities of UW–Madison residential learning communities and/or undergraduate research.

Applicants are encouraged to be creative and propose internationally focused activities that make most sense for their community. It is not required, but applicants might consider aligning their international activities with one of the Division’s strategic priorities of Global Health and Sustainability.

Read more about the Wisconsin Global Scholars Award.