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Faculty Awards for Global Excellence

The nomination form for the Faculty Awards for Global Excellence is now open! Use the button below to nominate a faculty member.
Three people stand next to each other, holding trophies.
Faculty awardees receive their awards at an April 21, 2022 ceremony.
(Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill invites nominations for Faculty Awards for Global Excellence to recognize 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 three strategic objectives in Carolina Next 7.0: Globalize.

  1. Global Partnerships | 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 shared challenges

Preference will be given to faculty whose contributions enhance UNC-Chapel Hill’s global reputation and visibility; demonstrate impact, influence or innovation; and involve interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary teaching or research. 

The vice provost for global affairs will present the awards at a special ceremony in the FedEx Global Education Center in April 2023. Selected faculty will receive an award of $5,000. 

Funding for the Faculty Awards for Global Excellence is made possible through contributions to the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund.


Tenured, tenure-track and term-appointed faculty who are currently employed by UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to receive a Faculty Award for Global Excellence. Adjunct and visiting/exchange faculty, postdocs and graduate students are ineligible.  


Nominations will be accepted until February 15, 2023. UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students are eligible to submit multiple nominations. Faculty members may nominate themselves.

Nominate a faculty member!


Awardees will be notified in March 2023 and publicly announced in April 2023. 


For further information, please contact Heather Ward, associate provost for global affairs,