August 31, 2022

The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 Global Innovation Fund (GIF) award cycle. The application deadline is November 1st and decisions will be made by the end of the year.

GIF provides seed funding for projects focused on expanding global research and learning at the UW, and we are especially interested in supporting proposals by new entrants and early-career faculty. 

Applications that demonstrate consideration for the following will be given priority:

  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Diversity, equity, and accessibility
  • Environmental sustainability 
  • Longevity of the program/project
  • Bi-directional relationships with global partners

These priorities came out of focus groups with faculty and students, the Office of Global Affairs’ Guidelines for Global Engagement, our Strategic Plan, and Task Force Report.

There are three categories of awards for this cycle:

Research Awards 

New for 2022: We are now offering two tiers of research awards: Tier 1: Up to $5,000 and Tier 2: Up to $20,000.

Teaching and Curriculum Awards

Awards up to $2,000 are available to support the addition of a global module, project or innovation to your course.

Study Abroad/Away Awards 

We are pleased to offer this award for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards are available to develop domestic study away or international programs, support new faculty members to run programs, and embed a global component to classes.

We will hold office hours and webinars this fall to provide more information and to answer questions. Further details will be made available in September. 

For questions regarding the GIF, please visit our website or email