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Global Career Launch: Faculty-Driven Internships and Research

An innovative comprehensive global internship framework for faculty to lead undergraduate and graduate students in high-impact work and research experiences abroad.

At a Glance


Grant Opportunity for Faculty

Program Features:

Funding to lead and support student internships and research abroad.


Heather Thompson
Director of Education Abroad


Faculty-Driven Internships and Research Track

Faculty-Driven Internships and Research are identified and coordinated by faculty based on their connections at universities, research centers, corporations and other organizations.

Program Scope

Faculty with an established relationship at a university or with an industry partner abroad to serve as faculty director leading and supporting cohorts of up to 10 students as they intern or conduct research with said collaborator/institution. Students in each cohort need not pursue the same academic field of study. Interdisciplinarity is encouraged and the faculty’s research or teaching does not need to align with students’ internships.

Proposal Requirements

Faculty must have an existing international partner; demonstrate their ability to recruit a minimum of 5 students per year; commit to developing a high impact learning model; collaborate with and be responsive to all policies set forth by Texas Global; and direct the program for a minimum of two years, with evidence that the model is sustainable past year three.


Tenure and non-tenure track faculty, lecturers, and professors of the practice, with a minimum of three years of experience at UT Austin.

Grant Period

June 1, 2020 - August 31, 2022, spanning student mobility for Academic Year 2020/21 and 2021/22.

Grant Amount

Awardees will receive a stipend of $7,500 distributed over the duration of the grant period in addition to a $2,000 travel grant. Texas Global will award up to ten grants to faculty directors for this competition cycle.

Award Schedule

In accordance with university policy, the faculty stipend in year 1 will be paid in two allocations as noted below:

June 1, 2020 $2,500 of $5,000 Year One Stipend
August 1, 2021 $2,500 of $5,000 Year One Stipend
August 1, 2022 $2,500 Year Two Stipend
Prior to Travel $2,000 Travel Grant

Submission Instructions

The deadline to submit a proposal has passed. Please stay tuned for the next request for proposals.

Process and Timeline


March 6, 2020 (5:00pm CST) Grant Application Deadline
April 20, 2020 Award Notifications
June 1, 2020 Start Date
June 2020 to August 2020 Planning Phase
Sept 2020 to August 2021 Year One
Sept 2021 to August 2022 Year Two