UCF Global Perspectives

=

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 Spring 2019 Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellow is Michelle Murillo. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, with a minor in Cognitive Sciences and a certificate in Criminal Profiling. She is a member of the Global Leadership Program at the LEAD Scholars Academy and a part of the College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Mentorship Program. Her research interests include human trafficking, meta-ethics, and international policy reform on judicial punishment. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing an English Educator position in the Peace Corps. A student of Spanish, Murillo has traveled throughout the United States.

 

 

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 Spring 2019 India Fellow is Kaitlin Miller. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is a member of Tau Sigma National Honor Society and the UCF Student Conduct Board. Her research interests include diplomacy, political theory, and terror groups. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a Masters in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs. Miller has traveled extensively throughout the United States.

 

 

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 2019 China-Taiwan Cross Strait Fellow is Hannah Klonowski. She is a junior at UCF pursuing an undergraduate degree in International and Global Studies, with minors in Diplomacy and French and a certificate in Intelligence and National Security. She is the Treasurer of the International Relations Club and a tutor for UCF’s Academic Services for Student Athletes. Her research interests include diplomatic relationships in East Asia, the influence of trade on diplomacy, and electoral processes around the world.  Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in the intelligence community.  A student of French, Klonowski has traveled to France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

 

 

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 Spring 2019 Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace 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. He is also a student of the Burnett’s Honors College and is writing his undergraduate thesis on terrorist leadership decapitation. Upon graduation, Renzo plans on pursuing a master’s in political science with a focus on terrorism studies. Renzo is fluent in both English and Spanish, and he loves to travel and meet people from different cultures.

 

 

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 Spring 2019 Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow is Erin Reedy. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Political Science, focusing on International Relations, with a minor in Intelligence and National Security and a certificate in Diplomacy. She is the vice president of Pi Sigma Alpha and a member of the Burnett Honors College. Her research interests include global peace and security, Islamic terrorism, and the refugee crisis. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in the Department of State. A student of Arabic, Reedy has traveled throughout Europe.

 

 

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 was 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 2019 Isle of Man Small Countries Program Fellow is Nalani Garcia. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies, with minors in Latin American Studies and Intelligence and National Security. She is a member of the Burnett Honors College and is the secretary of the Club on Security and Intelligence. Her research interests include Latin America and international relations. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in intelligence. A student of Spanish, Garcia has traveled to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica.

 

 

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 Spring 2019 Lester N. Mandell Diplomacy 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 Global Leadership program here at UCF and was the Global Perspectives India Fellow in Fall 2018. Her research interests include diplomacy, U.S. intelligence, and national security. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing graduate studies in Political Science. Aldyn is proficient in American Sign Language, and has travelled extensively throughout the United States, with travel to Canada and Mexico.

 

 

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 2019 Alexandra Cousteau Environment and Global Climate Change Fellow is John Heinbockel. He is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in International and Global Studies with a minor in World Comparative Studies. His research interests include global development and climate change. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a graduate degree. A student of English, Heinbockel has traveled to Western Europe and Ethiopia.

 

 

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 was John 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 was 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.