Global Learning Fellowship

The Office of Global Learning Initiatives' (OGLI) Global Learning Fellowship is designed to provide undergraduate students with the resources needed to conduct research and innovative projects that increase students’ global awareness, global perspective, and global engagement.

In addition to financial support, the OGLI will provide mentoring opportunities throughout the duration of the student’s project. The fellowship consists of two different tracks:

  • Research track: Student designs and conducts a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. OGLI can assist in identifying a faculty mentor if student does not have one at the time of application.
  • Engagement/Action track: Student devises and implements an innovative global learning project. OGLI can assist in identifying an advisor if student does not have one at the time of application.

Students can only apply to one of the fellowship tracks.


Undergraduate students currently in good standing with the university. Students must be enrolled throughout the duration of the project.


Applications should describe a well-defined project to be carried out during the academic year of the application (project begins in the Fall semester).

The concept of global learning, which we define as the process of diverse people collaboratively analyzing and addressing complex problems that transcend borders, should be at the core of the project.

The application must outline how students’ global awareness, global perspectives, and global engagement will be infused throughout the project. For full descriptions of these global learning concepts, please refer to our website: 


Multiple awards annually, up to $1500 each. Awards are distributed in the form of a stipend to support your research/engagement project.  

Application requirements

  • Proposal form
  • Resume
  • Reference Letter

A high-quality application clearly articulates why the project is important to the field and how it contributes to the literature. It demonstrates students’ innovative approach to global problem solving.

Questions regarding the application process should be sent to the Office of Global Learning Initiatives at


Apply online here. A committee will evaluate proposals and awards will be announced in June-July.

Applications for the 2024-2025 cycle will be open from April 15th to May 31st.   

Past Fellows

2023- 2024 Global Learning Fellows

  • Alicia Rosales Sacasas for Engagement Project: "Say Gay"
  • Roymarie Anastasia Legoute for Research Project: "Post Covid 19: Describing Metacognition and Cognitive Flexibility Among College Students"
  • Natalie Martinez for Engagement Project: "Unravel the Travel"
  • Asheley Gelin for Research Project: "Roots and Resilience: Climate Justice for Little Haiti"

2022- 2023 Global Learning Fellows

  • Aloyse Abreu for Research Project: "Foraging Study of Sea Turtles of Saona Island”
  • Raisa Ali, DEI Fellow for Research Project: "Accessibility in Digital Design"
  • Franco Batista Garcia, DEI Fellow, for Research Project: "The Recollections of the 'Peculiar Institution'"
  • Natalie Concepcion for Engagement Project: "Panther Sustainability Initiative"

2021- 2022 Global Learning Fellows

  • Beatrice Dalov for Research Project: "La Création du Monde: The Strokes That Painted Our Cultural Canvas”
  • Ingrid Lopez, DEI Fellow for Research Project: "Male, Female, and Nonbinary Students in Chemistry: Uncovering What Affects Student Identity"
  • Laura Vega, DEI Fellow for Research Project: "Police Brutality and Security Policies Affecting Brazil’s Marginalized Neighborhoods"
  • Sadie Testa-Secca for Engagement Project: "Humanitarian Education and Resources for Teachers and Students (HEARTS)"
  • Teresa Schuster for Research Project: "Towards Algorithmic Transparency: Artificial Intelligence in the US Justice System"

2020- 2021 Global Learning Fellows

  • Kamila Arap for Engagement Project: “Malleable Power: Training Junior Military Officers in Contemporary Military Issues”
  • Pierina Anton for Research Project: "Education in Emergencies: Learning in the Times of COVID"

2019-2020 Global Learning Fellows

  • Alexandra Ruiz Alvarado for Research Project: “Racial Fluency in Miami”
  • Ashley Weathers for Research Project: “Economic Development of International Border Cities: El Paso Case Study”
  • Yashaswi Tapadia, Arquimides Perez-Leyva, Katelyn Friesen for Engagement Project: “Vikaasha – Developing Hope for Farmers in India”