Global Engagement Institute

The Global Engagement Institute is an annual program by the Office of Global Engagement, in collaboration with colleges and other administrative units across campus, to provide professional development, support, guidance and consultation for faculty and staff interested in developing research, scholarship or academic programs with an international focus.

2018 Call for Nominations


Each year, we will select a cohort of up to 12 faculty and/or staff members to participate in a variety of professional development activities focusing on a selected world region. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Sub-Saharan Africa will be the region of focus, more specifically involving our partnerships in East Africa.

Programming will include workshops, seminars, expert consultation and culminate with a Spring Symposium during spring break to visit regional partner institution(s). We envision this to be a sustainable endeavor that will enable the participants to build active collaborations and develop leadership to support global engagement at NC State.

Benefits to the Participant:

  • Structured experience to gain knowledge from NC State faculty or staff members engaged in East Africa
  • Professional development workshops and activities throughout the academic year
  • Networking opportunities with other experienced global education leaders
  • Funded Spring Symposium travel (up to $2,500) during spring break


  • Full-time permanent NC State faculty (all tracks) or EHRA professional staff are eligible for nomination to the Global Engagement Institute


  • July 31, 2018 – Request for nominations announced
  • September 7, 2018 – Deadline for nominations
  • September 18, 2018 – Selection of Global Engagement Institute members announced
  • October 1, 2018 – Orientation and networking reception

Program Contact:

Office of Global Engagement or (919) 515-3201



Potential Partner Institutions/Organizations in East Africa





  • Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute