Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply if I am an international student?
Can I apply if I am a graduate student?
How do I get faculty supervision for this scholarship?
How many students apply for this scholarship and how many receive it?
How do I submit my application?
This is my first semester at Northern Arizona University, may I still apply?
Can I get credit for this experience?
Is this an annual award?
When should I start my research?
Can I use this money to fund a study abroad experience?
How do I prepare a budget?
Why do I need to prepare a budget?
What are some examples of topics?
Do I need to travel internationally to do this research?
How will I get my scholarship?
When will I receive notification about receiving this scholarship?
My research involves interviewing people. Do I need to talk with the Institutional Review Board (IRB)?
My research involves animals. Do I need to talk with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)?
My research requires approval by the IRB or IACUC. Do I need to have it approved before I can apply for the GLRS?

Can I apply if I am an international student?

Yes, this scholarship is available to undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University.

Learn more about eligibility for this scholarship.

Can I apply if I am a graduate student?

This scholarship is for undergraduate students.

Learn more about eligibility for this scholarship.

How do I get faculty supervision for this scholarship?

We recommend that you come up with a project that you are excited about researching and engage two of the three global learning themes.  You can then ask your professors if they or one of their colleagues would be interested in supervising research on this topic.

How many students apply for this scholarship and how many receive it?

The number of recipients will be determined by the quality of the applications and the funding available.

How do I submit my application?

The application is due on November 30 by 5 p.m.  It can be submitted via e-mail, fax, hand delivery, or mail to Rebecca Deadmond

Learn more about the application process.

This is my first semester at Northern Arizona University, may I still apply?

Yes, you can still apply even if this is your first semester.  However, you must provide mid-term grades equivalent to at least a 2.5 GPA.  In addition, you must achieve at least a 2.5 GPA at the conclusion of your first semester.

Can I get credit for this experience?

This is a non-credit award.  However, if you are able to coordinate with your academic unit, you may be able to incorporate your experience into credit for independent study.

Is this an annual award?

Yes, it is expected the Center for International Education will continue to offer this research scholarship on an annual basis.

When should I start my research?

You can start research as soon as you are ready.  Please note that recipients are expected to present their research at an April symposium.

Can I use this money to fund a study abroad experience?

This funding is for research on a topic that engages at least two of the three global learning themes; one of which must be global engagement.  Funding is intended to support research.  While you may use this for research abroad, it is not intended to fund study abroad.

How do I prepare a budget?

Examples of budget items may include:

  • reference materials (e.g., books)
  • supplies (e.g., presentation materials, research supplies)
  • transportation to the research site
  • accommodation
  • registration fees to present a paper at a professional conference
  • miscellaneous expenses

Please note that miscellaneous expenses should not account for more than one third of your total estimated budget. You are not limited to these categories as they are just examples of some common research expenses.

Why do I need to prepare a budget?

The purpose of the budget is to ensure that you have a plan for the funding and have organized your research in a cohesive manner so that you can begin and complete your project.

What are some examples of topics?

The April 2011 Global Learning Symposium included the following topics:

  • an examination of northern Arizona’s controversial “Snow Bowl Issue” through a multicultural lens, including the Native American perspective
  • a presentation on the development of a safer solid-fuel cooking stove for use in the developing world
  • the development of 6th grade curriculum that discusses the impact of natural disasters on diverse global communities
  • a study of the design and implementation of sustainable international development projects in northern Ghana
  • a discussion of the opportunities and threats associated with the ongoing globalization of higher education
  • research on the cultural and environmental impact of the growth of tourism in Macau, China
  • a presentation of research conducted in Germany on converting rapeseed oil into bio-diesel using chemical and enzymatic means
  • the development of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade curriculum that will foster awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures
  • a study of how the images of youth in post-World War II Germany have been used to frame social problems
  • research on how West African music acts as a vehicle for transmitting West African values abroad

Do I need to travel internationally to do this research?

Research topics can vary and do not necessarily require travel. Many of these were conducted here at Northern Arizona University.

How will I get my scholarship?

The scholarship will be applied to your Northern Arizona University student account.  Please note that if you have any outstanding charges on your account, the award money will be applied to these first and the balance distributed. This application of funds is due to the automated account management system in LOUIE.

When will I receive notification about receiving this scholarship?

Notification will be sent to students by December 16.

My research involves interviewing people. Do I need to talk with the Institutional Review Board (IRB)?

Most likely. Please visit their website to find out more.

If your project meets the criteria, you will need to work with their office in getting your research approved. Please note that this research project does meet the requirements for "research" as your findings will be reported at the Global Learning Symposium, a presentation to an external audience.

My research involves animals. Do I need to talk with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)?

Most likely. Please visit their website for more details.

My research requires approval by the IRB or IACUC. Do I need to have it approved before I can apply for the GLRS?

Start the process for approval as soon as possible. You may apply for the GLRS without approval, but disbursement of GLRS funds will be contingent on receiving approval from the appropriate board.