Virtual Exchange/Collaborative Online International Learning

US-UK Fulbright Global Challenges Teaching Awards

Join us in addressing the pressing issues of our time through collaborative international education initiatives. The US-UK Fulbright Global Challenges Teaching Awards, supported by AAC&U in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, offers a unique opportunity for faculty from both sides of the Atlantic to co-create virtual exchange programs for undergraduate students. This initiative fosters and supports transatlantic partnerships aimed at addressing four specific global challenges: Racial Justice, Inequality, Climate Change, Polarisation and Division

AAC&U is pleased to partner with the US-UK Fulbright Commission on the launch of applications for the Global Challenges Teaching Award. This award seeks to promote digital innovation in teaching through building sustainable transatlantic links between students, faculty, and institutions.

Call for Applications

The US-UK Fulbright Commission and AAC&U are seeking proposals for existing undergraduate courses to integrate virtual exchange/collaborative online international learning (VE/COIL) as part of a partnership for co-teaching during the fall 2025 semester.

The proposed course should focus on addressing and finding concrete solutions to one of the following global challenges: Racial Justice, Inequality, Climate Change, or Polarisation and Division.

The application deadline is Monday, April 29, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. GMT. Recipients will be announced in July 2024.

We encourage those interested in applying to watch two informational webinars or join us for open office hours on April 8th and April 12th to ask questions about the awards or application. More info and recordings can be found on the VE/COIL Webinar Series page.

Faculty from diverse higher education institutions are encouraged to apply, including those that have traditionally been underrepresented in Fulbright, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, minority serving institutions, and Tribal Colleges (in the United States) and post-1992 universities (in the United Kingdom).

Successful applicants will be matched with a UK/US partner to take part in a yearlong grant program that will include funding from the US-UK Fulbright Commission and professional development from AAC&U's Institute on Virtual Exchange/COIL.

Learn More

To learn more, please visit the Global Challenges Teaching Award page for more details on the award, sign up for an informational session with the US-UK Fulbright Commission and AAC&U, or email [email protected].