Faculty Development


For VCU Faculty


Fulbright Scholar ProgramFulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program is one of the most powerful and transformative professional development experiences available to faculty. The Global Education Office serves as VCU's central point of contact and principal liaison for the Fulbright program. We can connect you with former participants right here on campus, help you develop and polish your Fulbright proposal and provide you with the most up-to-date information on opportunities available.

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Harris Manchester Award
Oxford University Summer Research Institute

Each year the Global Education Office in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research solicits applications from VCU faculty for participation in Oxford’s Harris Manchester College Summer Research Institute.  The Summer Research Institute is an opportunity for faculty to enhance a research project through a week of focused study. The Institute draws scholars with diverse interests from many U.S. universities. Your time is your own for study and writing, as well as taking advantage of cultural activities offered at Oxford University.

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Faculty Development Seminars

Now in its sixth year, the Faculty Development Seminar strengthens VCU’s capacity for global impact by building interdisciplinary teams around critical world issues and regions.  The Seminar enables faculty to enrich the global dimensions of their teaching, research and community engagement through cultural immersion and connections with counterparts abroad.  The program leads a group of selected faculty to specific global partners for the purpose of exploring collaborative research and teaching possibilities. The global partners to be visited rotates each year.

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For International Faculty

Richard T. Robertson School of Media Global Media Visiting Scholars Program

The Global Media Visiting Scholar (GMVS) program offers university faculty, doctoral students as well as media executives and professionals from around the world the opportunity to undertake one or two semester(s) (up to 6 or 12 months) of research and creative activities in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media. 

The program recruits competent, active, motivated, and intellectually dedicated individuals who are working on significant scholarly (research or creative) projects. Collaboration is a key part of the program and each visiting scholar or professional is matched with at least one faculty member in the Robertson School.

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