The President’s Award for Global Learning has transformed global learning opportunities at UT and challenged our community to think about the world’s most pressing challenges in a new way and how to apply them for the benefit of society in Texas. With your support, the program can have even more impact. What starts here changes the world, and it starts with you.
Invest in the President’s Award for Global Learning
The President’s Award for Global Learning allows faculty and students across academic disciplines to innovate and explore new ideas and solutions in the areas of research, entrepreneurship and social impact in seven regions across the world, covering more than half of the world’s population.
The award provides up to $25,000 per project for implementation, plus critical funding for international travel expenses to students and faculty. The teams work with international partners during an intensive spring course to plan and prepare their projects. After completing their projects, the students return to UT to share their experience and bring learning back to campus.
“This award program combines experiential learning with interdisciplinary engagement to give our students the opportunity to learn, practice and discover in international settings.”
– President Gregory L. Fenves
With this program, students can follow their dreams, faculty members can collaborate and the campus can become more internationally connected as it embraces the challenges of the world.
Your support helps offset project costs, equipment, student travel expenses and other needs with direct impact on the students and communities with whom they work. Your investment in the President’s Award for Global Learning helps make UT a leading global university and a global force for good.
“This program is a great opportunity for ambitious undergrads to collaborate and bring a project to life. Most importantly, this program has given me the opportunity to take part in something much larger than myself by hopefully impacting the world and moving the needle on a global issue.”
– Rebecca Chen, 2018 President’s Award Winner: Africa – The Color Complex: Unraveling the Stigma of Colorism in Global Communities
Thank you for changing the world by supporting the President’s Award for Global Learning and empowering students to take on our most pressing challenges.