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The Office of Global Learning Initiatives (OGLI) invites you to apply for an FIU Global Learning Fellowship.

This 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 2021-2022 academic year (project begins Fall 2021).

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.


Multiple awards annually, up to $1500 each.

Application requirements

  • Proposal form (Please choose the appropriate form for your project – either Research or Engagement/Action.)
  • 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.

Applications are currently closed for the 2020-2021 cycle, but will reopen Spring 2021. A committee will evaluate proposals and awards will be announced at the end of the semester.

Questions regarding the application process should be sent to Yenisleidy Simon Mengana, Program Manager, at



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”