Global Bryn Mawr Grants Support Research, Curriculum Development

About the Grant

The Global Learning Experience Committee is pleased to invite faculty and staff (teaching undergraduate or graduate students) to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for internationally oriented research and/or curriculum. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support work that fosters global learning. In this connection, the committee asks that proposals engage with the Bryn Mawr Global Capacities for Student Learning.

The Committee intends to support a range of projects. Applicants from all departments and divisions will be considered. Funds have a broad range of possibility and may be used for projects, collaborations, conversations, assemblies, and hosting visitors/collaborators/co-teachers; for student engagement in travel, research collaboration, and/or research assistance; and for projects concerned with local or domestic issues that have an international or global connection. Projects must include student involvement, e.g., collaborators, workshop participants, research assistants, et al.


How to Apply

To apply, please submit:

  1. A brief proposal (approx. 750 words) that describes your project. The proposal should highlight what activities within your project engage with the Bryn Mawr Global Capacities for Student Learning and how it connects to your department or program's global curriculum
  2. An outline of the student engagement piece of your proposed project
  3. Project timeline
  4. Budget
  5. Budget description


Application deadline is April 14, 2023. Funding awards will be announced in May 2023.

The project period of award will be two years from the start of the award. All awardees are required to submit a brief report and give an informal faculty talk by the end of the 2024-25 academic year.

All expenses must comply with the College's Expense and Reimbursement policy. All travel also must follow the current College policy on travel at the time of travel and the Department of State's travel advisory.

Please address questions and submissions to either Agnès Peysson-Zeiss or Billie Jo Ember, Co-Chairs of the GLE committee (


Past Recipients

2017 recipients:

  • Sylvia Houghteling: Dialogue Across Art Histories: Modeling International Collaboration in the Classroom
  • Tom Modzder: Global Solutions for Global Issues: Exploring the use of globally invasive reeds for bioenergy purposes
  • Veronica Montes: The Nostalgia Economy, Mexico and Philadelphia

2018 recipients:

  • David Byers: West Bank: Community Based Clinics
  • Rachel Heiser: Global Pedagogical Practices Influencing Students Self-Efficacy in International Classrooms
  • Marianne Weldon: Latin American Dyeing and Weaving
  • Shiamin Kwa: Americans in China

2019 recipients:

  • Sydne Record: Demographic Trade-offs in Parasitic Plants: Cheating towards Success?
  • H. Rosi Song: How to Start a Dialogue: Racial and Cultural Diversity in Modern Spain
  • Min Kyung Lee: Milan and the Modern City: Bridging Design and History
  • Heejung Park: Multicultural Families in South Korea: Daily Experiences and Resilience

2021 recipient:

  • David Karen: Sport Talent Development, Social Issues, and Project-Based Learning in Denmark