UCF Global Perspectives

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Fellowships

Please read below to learn more about the fellowships we award, including when we award them and who is eligible to apply.

 

The Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellowship

The Global Perspectives Office at UCF and the Global Connections Foundation will provide an opportunity each fall and spring semester for an outstanding UCF student, undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate, to serve as a Chastang Fellow. The selected student will conduct research related to the broad area of globalization under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, Chastang Fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. Chastang Fellows will receive a $1,000.00 fellowship for the semester.

The Fall 2018 Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellow is Makenzie Wenninghoff. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Non-profit Management. She is a member of The Burnett Honors College and is the president of Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority. Her research interests include health, education and women’s rights. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a Master’s in Global Public Health and a JD through a joint degree program. A student of Spanish, Wenninghoff has traveled to Mexico, Nicaragua and Switzerland.

 

The India Fellowship

The India Center at UCF and the Global Perspectives Office will provide an opportunity each fall and spring semester for an outstanding UCF student, undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate, to serve as an India Fellow. The selected student will conduct research related to India under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, India Fellows will contribute to the activities of the India Center, the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. The India Fellow will receive $500.00 for the semester.

The Fall 2018 India Fellow is Aldyn Edwards. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Political Science, with a minor in Intelligence and National Security. She is involved with the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence here at UCF. Her research interests include diplomacy, U.S. intelligence and national security. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing graduate studies in Political Science. Edwards is proficient in American Sign Language. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, and internationally to Canada and Mexico.

 

The China-Taiwan Fellowship

The Global Perspectives Office at UCF and the Global Connections Foundation will provide an opportunity each spring semester for an outstanding UCF student, undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate, to serve as a China-Taiwan Fellow each Spring semester. The selected student will conduct research related to China-Taiwan cross-strait issues under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, China-Taiwan Fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. China-Taiwan Fellows will receive $500.00 for the semester.

The Spring 2018 China-Taiwan Cross Strait Fellow was Yihui Tang. She was a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in International and Global Studies, with a minor in Diplomacy and a certificate in Intelligence and National Security. She was a member of the International Relations Club at UCF. Her research interests included peace studies in East Asia, diplomacy, immigration policy and international law. She is currently pursuing graduate studies at George Washington University. Tang is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and English, and has traveled to Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Canada and throughout Europe.

 

The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship

The Global Perspectives Office at UCF and the Global Connections Foundation will provide an opportunity each fall and spring semester for an outstanding undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate student from a Central Florida college or university to serve as a Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellow. The selected student will conduct research related to peace studies under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, Pritchard Fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. Pritchard Fellows will receive $500.00 for the semester.

The Fall 2018 Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellow is David Callahan. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Political Science, focusing on International Relations, with two minors in Middle Eastern and Terrorism Studies. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Philosophy Society and the International Relations Club, as well as a student of The Burnett Honors College. His research interests include the overlap between religious cults and terror groups, the development of the modern Middle East and the impact of Islam on Middle Eastern society. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a career within the Department of State.

 

The Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at UCF and the Global Perspectives Office, with support from the Human Trafficking Awareness Fund and the late David Boone, will provide an opportunity each fall, spring and summer semester for an outstanding undergraduate student (at least junior level) or graduate student from UCF to serve as a Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow. The selected student will conduct research related to human trafficking and modern slavery under the direction of Global Perspectives staff. In addition, Bok fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. Bok fellows will receive $750.00 for the semester.

The Fall 2018 Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow is Michelle Murillo. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Philosophy, with a minor in Cognitive Sciences and a Criminal Profiling Certificate. She is a member of the Philosophical Society and a part of the Global Leadership Program at the LEAD Scholars Academy. Her research interests include trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation and organ removal, meta-ethics and international policy reform on judicial punishment. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A student of Spanish, Murillo has traveled throughout America.

 

The Stephen Sloan Terrorism Studies Fellowship

The Global Perspectives Office at UCF and the Global Connections Foundation will provide an opportunity each fall semester for an outstanding UCF student, undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate, to serve as a Stephen Sloan Terrorism Studies Fellow. The selected student will conduct research related to terrorism studies under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, Sloan Fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. Sloan Fellows will receive $500.00 for the semester.

The Fall 2018 Stephen Sloan Terrorism Studies Fellow is Renzo Pierres. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in the International Relations track of Political Science with a Diplomacy Certificate. His research interests include civil war and counterinsurgency. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a graduate degree in political science. Renzo is fluent in both English and Spanish, with some proficiency in French, and has traveled to over 10 different countries. Pierres loves reading and listening to podcasts, mostly historical, as well as meeting people with different cultures and upbringings.

 

The Isle of Man Small Countries Fellowship

The Global Perspectives Office at UCF and the Global Connections Foundation will provide an opportunity each fall and spring semester for an outstanding UCF student, undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate, to serve as an Isle of Man Small Countries Fellow. The selected student will conduct research related to small countries under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, Isle of Man Small Countries Fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. Isle of Man Small Countries Fellows will receive $500.00 for the semester.

The Spring 2018 Isle of Man Small Countries Fellow was Yerika Germosen. She was a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Psychology with minors in Multicultural Anthropology and Cognitive Sciences. She was an officer at the Multicultural Psychological Student Association (MPSA) and she is involved with the Refugee Resettlement Program at Catholic Charities of Central Florida. Her research interests included cultural neuroscience, the influence of time perspective of environmental action and the interpretation of human rights in collectivistic societies. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a doctoral degree in Psychology. Bilingual in Spanish and English, Germosen has traveled in the Caribbean.

 

Lester N. Mandell Diplomacy Fellowship

The Global Perspectives Office at UCF, with support from the Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series, will provide an opportunity each fall and spring semester for an outstanding UCF student, undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate, to serve as a Lester N. Mandell Diplomacy Fellow. The selected student will conduct research related to diplomacy studies under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, Mandell Fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. Mandell Fellows will receive $500.00 for the semester.

The Fall 2018 Lester N. Mandell Diplomacy Fellow is Priya Geer. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Health Services Administration.  She is a member of the Pre-Professional Medical Society and a part of the 3+3 Accelerated Bachelor’s/J.D. Program. Her research interests include Diplomacy, the Environment and Peace Studies. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing Environmental or International law. Geer has traveled to Italy, France, Spain, England and throughout the Caribbean.

 

Alexandra Cousteau Environment and Global Climate Change Fellowship

The Global Perspectives Office at UCF and the Global Connections Foundation will provide an opportunity each spring semester for an outstanding student from a Central Florida college or university, undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate, to serve as an Alexandra Cousteau Environment and Global Climate Change Fellow. The selected student will conduct research related to the environment and global climate change under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, Cousteau Fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. Cousteau Fellows will receive $500.00 for the semester.

The Spring 2018 Alexandra Cousteau Environment and Global Climate Change Fellow was Stacy Erickson. She was a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in International and Global Studies, with a minor in Intelligence and National Security. She is a member of the International Relations Club and the United Nations Association. Her research interests included environmental change, Europe and developing areas. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career as a Foreign Service Officer. A student of German and Swedish, Erickson has traveled to Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom.

 

The Nelson Mandela African Affairs Fellowship

The Global Perspectives Office at UCF and the Global Connections Foundation will provide an opportunity each fall semester for an outstanding undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate student from a Central Florida college or university to serve as a Nelson Mandela African Affairs Fellow.  The selected student will conduct research related to African affairs under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, Mandela Fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. Mandela Fellows will receive $500.00 for the semester.

The Fall 2018 Nelson Mandela fellow for African Affairs is John L. Heinbockel. He is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursing a degree in International and Global Studies with a minor in Economics. He is a member of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity. His research interests include diplomacy and global sustainability. Upon graduation he plans on pursuing a career in civil service with the State Department. A student of Spanish and French, Heinbockel has traveled to Ethiopia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

 

European Studies Fellowship

The Global Perspectives Office, the European Studies Program, the Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation will provide an opportunity each fall semester for an outstanding UCF student, undergraduate (at least junior level) or graduate, to serve as a European Studies Fellow. The selected student will conduct research related to European studies under the direction of Global Perspectives Office staff. In addition, European Studies Fellows will contribute to the activities of the Global Perspectives Office and affiliated programs. European Studies Fellows will receive $500.00 for the semester.

The Fall 2018 and inaugural European Studies Fellow is Nathaniel Yerby. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Public Administration, with minors in History and Intelligence and National Security. He is a member of The Burnett Honors College. His research interests include the politics of Europe and Far East Asia. Upon graduation, he plans to either attend law school or go abroad to teach English as a foreign language. A student of Spanish and French, Yerby has traveled to the United Kingdom, Canada, Iceland and Nicaragua, and he has studied abroad in Spain.