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The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at UNC is currently accepting applications for its Global Partnership Awards and James Peacock REACH Fellowships. The Office is responsible for shaping and implementing the University’s global strategy while supporting global activities across campus.


Global Partnership Awards

Global Partnership Awards are designed to develop and sustain partnerships between UNC-Chapel Hill and international institutions, typically colleges or universities. Awards are made to support Carolina graduate students who engage in or develop opportunities for collaborative activity. Proposed initiatives must advance a partnership between institutions and not solely enable the applicant to conduct personal research or projects.

Graduate student applicants must be full-time, degree-seeking students returning for at least one semester after the proposed initiative. Students need to secure a faculty sponsor to apply. The maximum funding amount is $4,000 per award and must be utilized within six months of the award date.

Applications must be submitted via the online form by March 15, 2021. For more information, see the full program description here.


James Peacock REACH Fellowships

The REACH Fellowship, named in honor of UNC-Chapel Hill anthropology professor James Peacock, serves as a competitive professional growth program that aims to complement Carolina’s durable graduate education model. This fellowship seeks to provide a robust, funded professionalization opportunity for Carolina doctoral students who are interested in diversifying their graduate portfolio by exploring alternative academic careers. The REACH Fellowship places one fellow during the summer and one during the academic year in a non-teaching and non-research internship.

This program is open to all doctoral students, including international students, at UNC-Chapel Hill. Priority is given to students in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Applicants must be enrolled full-time during the 2021-22 academic year. Summer fellows will work an average of 20 hours per week from May 19, 2021 to August 3, 2021 and applicants must be in their first or second year of study at the time of application. The Summer REACH Fellowship offers a $5,000 stipend. Academic year fellows will work an average of 20 hours per week from August 2021 to May 2022 and applicants must have completed all course requirements. The Academic Year REACH Fellowship offers an $18,000 stipend and full remission of tuition, fees, and student health insurance.

Applications for both Summer and Academic Year REACH Fellowships must be completed online here by March 15, 2021. Applicants may only apply for one fellowship type. For more information, see the full program description here.

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