Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

The GE Global Learning Center (GEGLC) at the UConn School of Business invites applications for the 2016-2017 GE Global Fellowships.

  • 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 7, 2017, 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 2017.
  • 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

    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 28, 2016.
  • 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 7, 2017.
    Further, the fellows’ names are added to the permanent plaque in the Global Business Programs Office (School of Business Room 121).Michele Metcalf
    International Business Programs
    Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
    GE Global Learning Center (GEGLC)

    The 2015-2016 GE Fellows presented their research on April 15th, 2016.

    GE Global Fellows:

  • Imtiaz Ahmed: Effects of Social Media Advertisement on Audience Engagement
  • Quian Callender: Analyzes the National Health Quality and Disparities Report
  • Jason Harris: Global Economics of Energy
  • Sisi Huang: IOT Based Environmental Protection Air-Conditioner in China Market

On April 15, 2016 four MBA students in the School of Business presented their research findings for their GE Global Fellowship Award.  The four fellows represented the international diversity of UCONN’s School of Business with nationalities from East Asia, South Asia and the U.S. The fascinating topics and careful research presented showed their worthiness of the GE Global Fellowship they received.   The CIBER staff and the UCONN School of Business congratulates these scholars on their impactful research and their desire for excellence in business to thank the GE Global Learning Center for its continued support of deserving students.