Global Education Committee

The Global Education Committee promotes a conceptualization of education, research, and public service that spans international borders, has global reach, and embraces open inquiry, innovation and social justice. The goal of this committee is to ensure well-coordinated international initiatives and opportunities that span research and practice and that have administrative, faculty, staff, graduate student and undergraduate student participation.

Global Education initiatives will occur on campus as well as nationally and internationally. A focus on global awareness and critical inquiry is central to the School of Education and to the activities of the Global Education Committee (GEC).  GEC will foster connections and dialog across departments and programs within the SoE and will connect with broader conversations and initiatives about global education campus-wide, state-wide, nationally and internationally. A primary goal is to support visibility to all and inclusion for all.

**Please note that GEC is meeting at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester to determine the feasibility and parameters of these awards due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Request for Funding Proposals


The School of Education Global Education Committee is pleased to, once again, be able to offer funding to School of Education faculty and academic staff for global initiatives and research for the ​current academic year, and funding for graduate students presenting their own work at conferences outside the U.S.  The categories for funding are:

Faculty Seed Funding:
To encourage the development of new global collaborations, research, and/or creative endeavors that will benefit students, faculty and staff in the School of Education.

To submit a seed funding request, please email a proposal with the following:

  • A brief (no more than 2 pages) proposal, explaining the proposed activities and how they will benefit multiple stakeholders and global education at UW-Madison.
  • A budget detailing how requested funds will be spent.
  • If the proposal includes airfare, please include the Concur estimate available via:
  • If the proposal asks for hotel or food expenses, pleas refer to specific Wisconsin per diem figures available via:

Although there is no specific dollar limit on the proposals, we anticipate funding will not exceed $1,500 per proposal/project.

Faculty-led Study Abroad Development Grant:
To support SoE faculty and faculty associates in the development of new, for-credit, study abroad programs planned in cooperation with and administered by the International Academic Programs (IAP) office.

Hartzman International Conference Travel Award:
To support graduate students presenting their own research and/or creative work at a conference outside of the U.S.

For questions, please email​. The account is monitored by the Global Engagement Office, which assists in ​administering the grant review process.

We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal.  We look forward to receiving them!

Adam Nelson and Luis Columna, Co-Chairs, Global Education Committee

2020-2021 GEC Members

  • Adam Nelson (EPS),  Co-Chair
  • Luis Columna (Kinesiology), Co-Chair
  • LaVar Charleston  (Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion)
  • Dan Gold (IAP)
  • Weijia Li (ELPA)
  • Jon Nordmeyer (WCER)
  • Maggie Hawkins (C & I)
  • Steve Quintana (Counseling Psychology)
  • David Rosenthal (RPSE)
  • Mary Thompson-Shriver (EAS)
  • David Kaplan (Educational Psychology)
  • Marlene Skog (Dance)
  • Melissa Murray (ISS)
  • Kate McCleary (GEO)