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Faculty Awards for Global Excellence

The nomination form for the 2024 Faculty Awards for Global Excellence is now closed.
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 May 2024. 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, 2024. UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students are eligible to submit multiple nominations. Faculty members may nominate themselves.


Awardees will be notified in March 2024 and publicly announced in April 2024. 


For further information, please contact Walker Winslow Stephenson, Program Coordinator for Global Affairs,