Announcing RFP for the Global Scholars Program

December 05, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for the the Global Scholars Program. This competitive grant program is designed to provide support for faculty to work with the Columbia Global Centers, a worldwide network that facilitates collaborative engagement with international partners to address global challenges and advance knowledge. Awardees receive support to leverage the resources, expertise, and cross-regional connections of the nine centers, located in Brazil, Chile, China, France, India, Jordan, Kenya, Tunisia, and Turkey. A detailed description of each of the Columbia Global Centers can be found here.

Global Scholars Program (GSP) is a model for curricular innovation that supports programs of intellectual rigor, cultural immersion, and opportunities for personal, academic, and professional growth at the undergraduate level. Global topics are explored in the classroom in New York and abroad, giving undergraduates first-hand opportunities to study and conduct research using social science, humanities, and scientific frameworks.


Faculty are invited to present proposals for a two-part curriculum: first, an on-campus three- or four-point course held in Spring 2020 that introduces students to course themes, followed by a five-point Summer 2020 course taught overseas. GSP applications will be funded up to $100,000 each.

The GSP RFP can be downloaded here.

Proposals will be reviewed by faculty representing a range of disciplines and schools. The deadline for submission is February 5, 2019. Please click on the link above to review the eligibility and application requirements. 

We look forward to continuing to support Columbia faculty and researchers as they develop new projects and innovative curricula across the globe.