GE Global Research Fellowship

The GE Global Learning Center will provide fellowships to four UConn School of Business MBA students to conduct in-depth research with a global component and write a paper. The research project will include both a formal presentation and a written paper. Each student selected to receive the fellowship is required register for a three-credit independent study course in any School of Business department during the Spring 2018 semester. Under the supervision of a faculty member, the fellowship recipient will undertake an international project. The scope of the project is determined between the student and the faculty member and should focus on an international business topic. In April 2018, the recipients of the fellowships make a presentation on their projects to the GE Global Learning Center administrators, directors of the MBA programs, the faculty supervisors of all the fellowship recipients, and all the other fellows. Students complete the project and submit the reports to their faculty advisors who assign them the grades. Students must also submit one copy of their final paper to the GE Global Learning Center. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $1,500, which will be paid into the student’s university account after successful completion of the project.

Interested students should send a letter of application indicating interest in the fellowship and their current resume to Michele Metcalf, Director, Global Business Programs, at Michele.Metcalf@uconn.edu or by mail to Michele Metcalf, GE Global Learning Center, 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041C, Storrs, CT 06269-1041. The letter should include the topic that would be pursued if granted this fellowship, the reason the topic was selected, how the applicant is qualified to perform this research, and how the applicant fits the selection criteria. If a faculty supervisor has already been identified, please include the name and department of this person in the letter as well. Students must be officially enrolled in a UConn School of Business Masters level program and must have completed at least 12 credit hours of course work by January 2018. The student should be interested in international business and must demonstrate this interest through: international business related courses that have been completed, study abroad, work experience in an international setting or other relevant work experience.

The GE Global Learning Center (GEGLC) at the UConn School of Business invites applications for the 2017-2018 GE Global Fellowships.
Details:

  • This year 3 fellowships will be awarded.
  • Each fellowship carries a stipend of $1,500, which will be paid into the student’s university account after successful completion of the project.
  • Each student selected to receive the fellowship is required to register for a three-credit independent study course in any School of Business department during the spring semester. Under the supervision of a faculty member, the fellowship recipient will undertake an international project. The scope of the project is determined between the student and the faculty member and should focus on an international business topic. There is no invitational priority this year.
  • The student conducts in-depth research on a project with a global component and writes a paper for submission to the instructor.
  • On April 6, 2018, the recipients of the fellowships make a presentation on their projects to the GE Global Learning Center administrators, directors of the MBA programs, the faculty supervisors of all the fellowship recipients, and all of the other fellows. Occasionally we will have representatives of GE at this presentation.
  • Thereafter, as is true of any other course, the students complete the project and submit the reports to their faculty advisors who assign them the grades.
  • Students must also submit one copy of their final paper to the GE Global Learning Center, which will be added to our online collection of GE Global Fellow papers.
  • Requirements:
  • A student must be officially enrolled in a UConn School of Business Masters level program, and must have completed at least 12 credit hours of course work by January 2018.
  • The student should be interested in international business and must demonstrate this interest through: international business related courses that have been completed, study abroad, work experience in an international setting or other relevant work experience.
  • Application Procedure:
    There is no preprinted application form for these fellowships. Interested students should send a letter of application indicating interest in the fellowship and their current resume to Michele Metcalf, Director of the GEGLC.
    The letter should include:
  • The topic that would be pursued if granted this fellowship,
  • The reason this topic was selected,
  • How the applicant is qualified to perform this research and
  • How the applicant fits the selection criteria listed below.
    If a faculty supervisor has already been identified, please include the name and department of this person in the letter as well. Letters can be sent by email to

Michele.Metcalf@uconn.edu

    or by mail to:
    Michele Metcalf, GE Global Learning Center, 2100 Hillside Rd, Unit 1041C, Storrs, CT 06269-1041

  • Deadline:
  • Applications are due in the School of Business Global Business Programs Office by Monday, November 27, 2018.
  • Recognition:
    In addition to the $1,500 stipend, each fellow is recognized with a plaque at the Annual Awards Banquet of the School of Business Global Business Programs Office held April 6, 2018.
    Further, the fellows’ names are added to the permanent plaque in the Global Business Programs Office (School of Business Room 121).Michele Metcalf
    Director
    International Business Programs
    Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
    GE Global Learning Center (GEGLC)

 

Past Recipients:

  • 2017: Michael Ballard, Exploring New Perspectives in Monetary Theory
  • 2017: Leonard Borriello, Strategy and Compliance in Exchange Rate Risk Management
  • 2017: Milin Chhanechhara, FinTech in P2P Lending: The Road Ahead
  • 2017: Nidhi Jaswal, The Changing Face of the Global Insurance Industry
  • 2016: Imtiaz Ahmed, Effects of Social Media Advertisement on Audience Engagement
  • 2016: Quian Callendar, Analysis of the National Health Quality and Disparities Report
  • 2016: Jason Harris, Global Economics of Energy
  • 2016: Sisi Huang, IOT-Based Environmental Protection Air-Conditioner in China Market
  • 2015: Yogendra Bhosrekar, How Business Analytics is Changing Customer Experience
  • 2015: Sasank Daggubati, India Clone Startups vs. Global Business Counterparts and Foreign Direct Investments in India
  • 2015: Xiaoju Fu, The Energy Saving Awareness of Refrigerators in China
  • 2015: Tijana Grujic, Theory of Auctions and Auction Design Challenges in Emerging Markets
  • 2015: Randeep Gupta, Social Entrepreneurship: An Emergent Value Proposition
  • 2014: Jessica Hoffman, Microfinance Initiatives in Emerging Economies
  • 2014: Michael Maczka, Increasing UConn’s MBA Enrollment by Tapping into the Hidden Talent of Developing Nations
  • 2013: Chris Bonn, Effects of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) on Globalization and Global Supply Chains
  • 2013: George Gelinas, An Analysis of the Counterbalancing Effects of Foreign Direct Investment Upon Outsourcing and Offshoring in the State of Connecticut
  • 2013: Sarah Manley, The Global Impact of Nonconventional Natural Gas
  • 2013: Kamran Momenzadeh, The Effects of the Arab Spring on the Political Risk Among the Middle Eastern Countries