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The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs Announces Inaugural Faculty Awards for Global Excellence

October 28, 2021
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Banners hang from South Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)



The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs (OVPGA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announces the inaugural Faculty Awards for Global Excellence, recognizing Carolina faculty members whose contributions advance the University’s global vision, articulated in the 2020 strategic plan Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good.

Up to three awards will be presented annually to faculty demonstrating achievements in any combination of the Carolina Next 7.0: Globalize three strategic objectives:

  1. Global Partnership | Strengthens global partnerships and brings the world to Carolina 
  2. Global Education | Expands the menu of global education opportunities for all Carolina students; diversifies and strengthens global learning across the Carolina curriculum on campus and abroad 
  3. Global Research | Amplifies the virtues of Carolina’s culture of low stone walls by collaborating with international partners to address the world’s greatest challenges

Each awardee will receive $5,000. Vice Provost for Global Affairs Barbara Stephenson will present the awards at a special ceremony in the FedEx Global Education Center in April 2022.

“I am thrilled to be able to recognize our faculty who have been such tremendous champions of global education, partnership and research,” said Stephenson. “Their work helps Carolina realize our ambition to be a leading global public research university.”

Nominations will be received December 1, 2021 – February 15, 2022. UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students will be eligible to submit nominations. 

Learn more about eligibility and the selection process.

Funding for the OVPGA Awards is made possible through contributions to the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund, the unrestricted pan-University fund that supports Carolina’s top global priorities.


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