Global Distinguished Humanities Fellow

In an effort to foster international collaboration and highlight the importance of the humanities in creating a future that speaks globally to social justice, equity, and the environment, Global Affairs and the Humanities Institute (UCHI) have joined forces to create a new opportunity for a Global Distinguished Humanities Fellowship (GDHF) at the University of Connecticut (UConn).This initiative is designed to strengthen ties with UConn’s international partners by inviting faculty scholars from universities that have ongoing Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with UConn.  (See the Global Affairs’ interactive mapfor a detailed list of countries and institutes.)

Funding for the fellowship totals $10,000 and is expected to include scholar honoraria, travel, and housing during their visit.Priority will be given to projects that include detailed outreach within the UConn community and potential for future scholarly exchange and/or collaboration.

Interested in Hosting an International Fellow at UConn?

UConn faculty, with the endorsement of their respective department heads, will nominate an international scholar to visit the UConn Storrs campus for no less than one (1) week and no more than one (1) month. The scholar will engage with the University community, have an office space at UCHI, and may provide public lectures, meet with classes, talk with graduate students, and provide time and support to work with faculty at UConn on future projects. Nominating academic departments will be responsible for hosting and scheduling the visiting fellow’s time.  Schedules should be developed in collaboration with Global Affairs and UCHI. The University will sponsor a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa for selected fellows. The hosting academic department will be responsible for submitting a timely application to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for a J-1 visa sponsorship. To learn more about the visa sponsorship request process and responsibilities of the hosting academic department, please visit UConn ISSS – Host a Visiting Scholar.

Learn more about nominating a Fellow and download the nomination form at

Deadline for Application: 2021 Competition has been delayed due to COVID-19
Notification of Award: 2021 Competition has been delayed due to COVID-19

Baden-Württemberg & Connecticut Faculty Mobility Program

UConn faculty interested in visiting colleagues at one or several Baden-Württemberg Universities is invited to apply for short-term travel grants. The objective of this program is to help initiate new cooperation activities and to strengthen existing cooperation between Connecticut and Baden-Württemberg.

Amount of Awards and Funding Period:

Grants including travel allowance and funding per diem are offered for short-term (3-10 days) visits to BW, to assist with travel and living costs. The grant will be disbursed towards the hosting institution by the Ministry and subsequently to the individual.


Applicants must hold an appropriate appointment at their home institution, which officially participates in the BW-CT Exchange. Participation in the mobility program implies a deliberate and active commitment to the project of building durable bridges, at the departmental level, between the partner institutions in BW and CT.

Application Information:

The application consists of:

  • Application form (including CV and list of publications)
  • Description of purpose of visit, including reason for choice of host researcher/host institution and potential for developing additional contact and cooperation between the units represented by the applicant and the proposed host.

NOTE: The program is not currently accepting applications. Please check back periodically for future updates.


Yuhang Rong, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Global Affairs
(860) 486-3152

Learn more about the Baden-Württemberg and Connecticut partnership here.

Norian Armenian Programs

The University of Connecticut Norian Armenian Programs fund various research travel, publications and academic projects that further the dissemination of information about Armenian culture, history, and society to the UConn Community and the broader public. Applications for funding will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please allow for a minimum of 2 months for application review and decision notification.

All funded projects must acknowledge the University of Connecticut Norian Armenian Programs for their contribution.

To Apply

Norian Armenian Programs - Funding Application

Any project that is funded by UConn's Norian Armenian Programs, must acknowledge support in any resulting publications or media.
  • If this project is not affiliated with an organization please write "individual".
  • (e.g. Professor of History, University XYZ)
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  • Please upload an excel file with a detailed budget. The breakdown should include all project expenses, revenues, in-kind support, and other pending or imminent applications for grants, with indications of any overlaps with this application.
  • Please provide a brief justification for line items in the budget.
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