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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

The deadline for faculty proposals is November 15, 2021, and the grant period is Jan.15, 2022 - Jan. 15, 2023, spanning student mobility for calendar years 2022 and 2023.

Grant Amount

Awardees will receive a stipend of $5,000 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

Nov. 15, 2021 (5 p.m. CST)  Grant Application Deadline
Dec. 17, 2021      Award Notifications
Jan. 18, 2022  Start Date
Jan. 2022      Planning Phase
Feb. 2022 to Jan. 2023  Year One
Feb. 2023 to Jan. 2024   

Year Two

Submission Instructions

Deadline is November 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. CST. Access the full request for proposals by applying below.

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