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International Fellows Program (IFP)

The International Fellows Program for Research, Service, and Creative Activity is made possible by a multi-year Blugold Commitment Grant. It is an innovative program coordinated by the Intercultural Immersion Coordinator, in collaboration with the Center for International Education (CIE), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Center for Service-Learning (CS-L). The International Fellows Program capitalizes on the strength and success of high impact academic experiences and is dedicated to supporting international student-faculty collaborative research/creative activity and research service-learning (i.e. field research conducted in conjunction with a service-learning experience).

The International Fellows Program is accepting applications for 2017-2018. The next application deadline is October 31, 2017 (targeting Summer 2018 projects), and all proposals will be reviewed after that date. Click here for more information about applying.

Goals of the International Fellows Program (IFP)

  1. To actualize the Centennial Plan's commitment to accelerate global learning, 
  2. To support the Centennial Plan's commitment to transformational learning, and
  3. To fulfill an unmet student and faculty need for financial support to conduct international research and creative activities.  

In addition, one hope is that some funded projects might grow into longer-term, self-sustaining international relationships or study abroad programs.

Congratulations to the currently funded 2017-2018 IFP award recipients! Click here for more information about each funded project, and click here to see pictures of past projects.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM for winning the 2014 Heiskell Award from the Institute of International Education (IIE). This award honors the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international partnership programs in practice today. UW-Eau Claire was recognized under the category of "Internationalizing the Campus" for advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities, and creatively integrating international students into university life. Read more about the award here!

For additional information or questions:
Shanti Freitas, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator
Phone: 715-836-6037