Funding Opportunities

The Global Education Office offers a number of funding opportunities to support academic units in advancing their internationalization strategies. 

Quest Global Impact Awards

The Quest Global Impact Awards fund proposals from academic units to develop new and innovative programming to pursue VCU’s three global priorities:

♦ Improve recruitment and retention of international students and scholars

♦ Increase global engagement of VCU students and faculty

♦ Expand VCU’s global footprint through our research, teaching and service, particularly as they impact global health

Award categories include Collaborative DegreeDepartmental Study AbroadGlobal Visiting ScholarFaculty Development Seminar and Virtual Global Classroom. Award amounts may be up to $20,000. 

Read more about the Quest Global Impact Awards


Migration Studies

The Migration Studies Awards fund proposals from VCU academic units to develop new and innovative programming in support of VCU’s three global priorities:

♦ improve the recruitment and retention of international students and scholars

♦ increase the global engagement of VCU students and faculty

♦ expand VCU’s global footprint through our research, teaching and service, particularly as they impact global health

Read more about the Migration Studies Awards


VCU Globe Faculty Fellows

VCU Globe Faculty Fellows are invited to form part of the innovative VCU Globe community as instructors of a VCU Globe seminar. Additionally, Fellows may engage in a number of scholarly initiatives, including grant writing, faculty learning and scholarship communities, and professional presentations and publications. Fellows may also apply for professional development funds, up to $500.

Find out more about the VCU Globe Faculty Fellows


 Global Education Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Global Education Office funds three unique undergraduate fellowship awards for research projects, mentored by VCU faculty. Research proposals should show evidence of significant engagement with a culture originating from outside of the US that is different from the applicant’s native culture. Successful proposals should exhibit how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience to demonstrate successfully functioning across a variety of borders, such as national, linguistic, cultural, religious, and/or others. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.  For details and to apply visit: http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/ugresources/geo_fellowship.htm. Email questions to Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu