Global Research Fellows Program

The Global Research Fellows Program offers high-value programming and a supportive learning community for students conducting international research or research in the US on global themes.

Fellows benefit from a suite of offerings that help them maximize the benefits of UAF-funded research:

  • Tailored workshops and networking events increase students’ preparation for research.
  • Virtual interactions during the research period facilitate peer-sharing and support.
  • Post-research opportunities encourage students to translate their experience into next steps.

Fellows also qualify for conference funding of up to $250 to widen their professional networks.

Application and Requirements of Participation

Admission to the program is selective. Interested students must submit an application on LyonNet by 7 April 2014. Applicants in the process of applying for UAF funding, and students with a UAF award in hand, will be considered. UAF funding provides $3000 for domestic research projects and $3600 for international.

Students selected as Global Research Fellows are expected to participate in all stages of the program. Upon completion, they will receive a McCulloch Center Global Research Fellows Certificate.


The McCulloch Center, in collaboration with other units on campus, will offer the following opportunities for Global Research Fellows:  


  • Student Researcher Networking and Information Session (with returned scholars and mentors)
  • Faculty/Alumnae Talks on Research and Careers
  • Pre-departure Workshop on Successful Research (mentoring and independence in research)
  • Pre-departure Workshop on International Projects

Connection with a Global Network

  • Connection to Online Community of Global Research Fellows (in the field and on campus)
  • Periodic Videoconferencing with Global Research Fellows and McCulloch Center Staff
  • Connection to MHC Alumnae in Country of Research Project (as applicable)

 Reflection and Next Steps

  • Presenting Research on Campus (in LEAP, Senior Symposium, or other venue)
  • Student Researcher Culminating Ceremony

Previous Fellows

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