Global Challenges Teaching Award - Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic rippled across the globe transforming lives in every corner.

Do you run an undergraduate class at a US or UK university that speaks directly to the pressing question of pandemics? Find out more about what this Award can do for you to expand the reach of your teaching for one of your existing classes. 

The events of the last eighteen months have made clear the importance of building global strategies around pandemics and educating future leaders who can approach public health from a global perspective. Pandemics are a global problem and we need to develop global citizens who can work together.

The Global Challenges Teaching Award in Pandemics will support a pair of teaching faculty – one at a US university, one at a UK University – to co-deliver a virtual exchange programme on pandemics and public health.

Award benefits

A successful application will receive:

  • An honorarium of $5000/£3750 for the awardee (faculty member). This can be spent however faculty see fit and can be used to support Teaching Assistant travel. The honorarium will be paid out in two payments, the first at the start of the training, the second on completion of the training.
  • A technical support fee of $2500/£2000 for the awardee’s higher education institution. This will be payable on completion of the training
  • Travel for the awardee and a member of administrative staff to the US/UK to visit their partner institution, up to a value of $5600/£4000

Application requirements

To submit an application you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are currently teaching an undergraduate class that relates to pandemics
  • You must be able to demonstrate support of your home university 

Rather than creating a new course from scratch, we're asking that an existing class that you currently teach be adapted for co-teaching. Co-teaching with a US or UK counterpart across the Atlantic would take place as a virtual exchange.

Application process

Before you begin your application, please read our application instructions.

Please apply by 5.00PM GMT on Monday 13 December 2021 through our application portal where you will be asked to complete the following:

  • Personal details
  • Academic CV
  • Short answer questions on your motivation for the programme and the suitability of the course you are proposing
  • Syllabus document outlining your existing undergraduate programme
  • Example of your work (lecture notes, recorded lecture)
  • 3 letters of support from your department head, your university international office and an external referee.

Shortlisted applications will be invited to interview in the week of January 24th, 2022. 

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Ready to apply? Get started in our application portal.

Questions about applying?

If you have questions you can schedule a call with us to discuss more about the opportunity and the application process.

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