Apply now for a Global Learning Across the Disciplines grant

Apply for a $10,000 Global Learning Across Disciplines (GLAD) offers grants to help faculty integrate global learning in courses and curricula.

Global Learning Across Disciplines (GLAD) grants are transforming the U curriculum by providing access to global learning for all U students. The Office for Global Engagement offers grants of up to $10,000 to help faculty integrate global learning in courses and curricula.

Pre-proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2021

Global learning is a process focused on students applying their diverse perspectives to collaboratively analyze and address complex issues, in local and global communities, that transcend borders. The goal is to prepare students to engage with and effectively contribute to addressing the grand challenges facing humanity and the planet that must be solved via worldwide collaboration.

How much funding is available?

Individual faculty may apply for up to $2,500 and faculty teams for up to $10,000. More information can be found here.

How can the funding be used?

Individual faculty may apply for single course revisions. Program teams may apply for projects that integrate global learning outcomes in a major or program curriculum. The funding can be used to develop virtual international exchange (VE) or collaborative online international learning (COIL) courses. VE/COIL links the classrooms of two higher education institutions, each located in a different country or cultural setting.

Please note that the goal of the GLAD grants is NOT simply adding international content, but rather to add learning outcomes and design class activities that:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding: Students gain awareness and knowledge of local, global, international, and intercultural issues, the connections between them, and the multiple viewpoints around these issues.
  • Shift perspectives: Students experience a shift in their personal perspectives, empathy, and understanding of their own identity as they collaborate with others to investigate and address issues pertaining to cultural complexities, environmental sustainability, geopolitical interdependence, inequities and other topics with local and global implications.
  • Actively Engage: Students apply their understanding of our interconnected world, their diverse perspectives, and their expanded awareness of self to collaboratively engage with others to address community needs and contribute to developing equitable and sustainable solutions.

What is the first step in applying for a GLAD grant?

Before submitting your pre-proposal, please contact Dr. Sabine C. Klahr, associate chief global officer, at s.klahr@utah.edu or 801-587-8888 to discuss your proposed project.

How will pre-proposals be reviewed?

A review committee will select pre-proposals that qualify for submission of a full proposal.

Learn more here.