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UH Global


global image UH Global 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. 

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University Collaborations 

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 Global, 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 template

Faculty Awards and Funding

Global Faculty Award

The Global Faculty Award, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is given to tenured or 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 Awards

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). 

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. 


UH Global Advisory Committee

Name College Phone Number Email Address Department/Role
KiJoon Back Hotel and Restaurant Management 713-743-2530 Professor
Cheryl A. Beckett Art No phone number listed Associate Professor
Vivien J. Coulson-Thomas Optometry  713-743-2042 Assistant Professor
Taylor G. Davis-Van Atta University Libraries 713-743-6390 Assistant Librarian
Anne Delcour Natural Science and Mathematics 713-743-2684 Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Dietmar Froehlich Architecture  713-298-4977 Co-Director Graduate Studies and Assoc. Professor of Architecture
Hildegard Glass Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 713-743-3049 Chair Department of Modern and Classical Languages 
Ajrami Hannan Student Government Representative 832-842-6225  Student Government Association
Suresh Khator Engineering 713-743-4205 Professor of Industrial Engineering and Associate Dean
Patrick Leung Social Work 713-743-8111 Professor Social Work and Director for the Graduate College of Social Work 
Heidar A. Malki Technology 713-743-4075 Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Maria Modelska Staff Council Representative 713-743-3677 Associate Director, Research Center Administrator
Leiser O. Silva Bauer College of Business 713-743-4370 Associate Professor
MariVi Tejada-Simon Pharmacy 713-743-7835 Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Shainy B. Varghese Nursing 832-842-8219 Associate Professor
Kellen B. Zale Law 713-743-0325 Associate Professor
Yali Zou Education 713-743-4982 Professor of educational Psychology and Director Asian Studies Center