The UH Institute for Global Engagement leads UH’s efforts to educate, engage, and lead from a global perspective. The Institute promotes international collaborations, faculty and student exchange, research collaborations, learning abroad, global learning programs, and strategic partnerships to internationalize the campus and increase the global knowledge, skills, and engagement of the UH community.
Any formal collaboration such as a Memorandum of Understanding, an Articulation Agreement, or a Contract between UH and a foreign institution requires the endorsement of UH Institute for Global Engagement, the Office of the Provost and, if necessary, the Office of the General Counsel before it can be implemented. The Process for Establishing International Affiliations assists UH faculty and administrators through the required steps in establishing formal collaborations.
Click here to view the UH MOU approved form.
For questions or to discuss setting up an international university partnership, please contact Dr. Luis Alcocer, Assistant Director of University Partnerships.
Faculty Awards and Funding
Global Faculty Award
The Global Faculty Award, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is given to full-time tenured, tenure-track, and promotion eligible non-tenure track faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the promotion of globalization of teaching, research, and/or service. For nomination processes and more information about the Global Faculty award, please click the link above.
Global Faculty Development Fund
The Global Faculty Development Fund (GFDF) was established to further faculty involvement in the globalization process of the university. This Provost initiative will increase both the assortment and quality of UH’s global programs by helping faculty to defray the costs of engaging in innovative global activities. For more information about the GFDF guidelines and the proposal, please click the link above.
Fulbright Scholar Program:
Faculty who are U.S. citizens and would like to participate in teaching, research, or a combination of teaching and research with an institution abroad should consider applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award. Program length ranges from 2-12 months and applications are due in September each year. For more information about the application process, please visit the Fulbright Scholar website. To learn more about the Fulbright Scholar program and application process, click here to watch a webinar recording: the Fall 2020 UH Fulbright Scholar Info Session or the Spring 2021 UH Fulbright Scholar Info Session.
Fulbright Specialist Program:
Faculty who are U.S. citizens and would like to participate in short-term academic projects abroad should consider applying for either a Fulbright Specialist award. Program length ranges from 2-6 weeks and applications are due on a rolling basis (every two months). For more information about the application process, please visit the Fulbright Specialist website. To learn more about the Fulbright Specialist program and application process, click here to watch a webinar recording: Spring 2021 UH Fulbright Specialist Info Session (Password: Fulbright2021) or the Spring 2022 UH Fulbright Specialist Info Session.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program:
Faculty and departments who would like to host an international scholar at the University of Houston can encourage potential visitors to apply for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program through their home country's Fulbright commission or the public affairs section of the U.S. Embassy in their home country. Faculty should contact ISSSO for support with the Fulbright sponsored J1 process and sample invitation letter. ISSSO is the main contact on campus for visiting international scholars.
Click here to view the list of UH Faculty who have received a Fulbright Award.
These faculty are a great resource for anyone looking to apply for a Fulbright Award.
Michael Pelletier, U.S. Ambassador (ret'd) | Founding Executive Director, Institute for Global Engagement
Marisol Gonzalez | Executive Administrative Assistant
Maggie Mahoney, Ed.D. | Director, Global Engagement
Luis Alcocer, Ed.D. | Assistant Director, University Partnerships
Andie Beer, M.Ed. | Assistant Director, Learning Abroad
Vacant | Assistant Director, Global Initiatives
Vacant | Assistant Director, Global Events
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