Center for Global Initiatives
The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) is a research center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is part of the National Resource Center program of the U.S. Department of Education. CGI offers grants and scholarships to students and faculty to travel abroad, complete internships, and develop internationally-focused courses. CGI also serves as the home to the Fulbright Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
- 1 History
- 2 Programs
- 3 Fellowships/Scholarships
- 4 External links
- 5 References
CGI was founded as the "University Center for International Studies" in 1993. The name was changed in 2007 to Center for Global Initiatives. Dr. Chris E Stout played a primary role in the founding of CGI.
CGI is the institutional home to the following programs:
Carolina for Kibera (CFK)
A K-12 International Outreach program that serves high schools in North Carolina
Duke-UNC Rotary Center for International Studies
Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI)
CGI offers a variety of funding opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are federally funded academic scholarships designed to provide support and funding to graduate students studying the languages and cultures of specific foreign countries, in particular those in the strategic interest of the United States.
This program provides a 9-12 month fully funded international research/study opportunity or an English Teaching Assistantship for recent BA/BS graduates, Master's and doctoral candidates, young professionals, or artists and musicians.
These financial awards are intended to support Undergraduate and Masters-level students who have secured internationally-focused internships.
These scholarships support UNC students who demonstrate financial need to undertake an independent internationally-oriented experience. They were established at UNC in 2004 by a donation from The Starr Foundation.
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