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Faculty Course Proposals

The Global Learning Initiative (GLI) team provides a variety of services to help faculty realize their global learning courses. Please visit our Faculty Global Engagement page to see a full list of workshops, consultations and design sprints.

Our history of offering financial support is illustrated through the provision of direct grants, co-sponsoring grants, alongside working with departments on financial incentives to help faculty design and deliver globally oriented courses on-campus.  

We aim to embed globally oriented courses across campus that are innovative, project-based and bring together Maryland students and students from partner universities around the world using digital technologies. These exciting courses aim to provide our students with international experiences that mirror the work they will encounter throughout their lives: cross-cultural, project-based and virtual.

Questions & Contact Information

For more information regarding faculty proposals or on partnering with GLI, contact Dr. Taylor Woodman at For general questions, contact the Global Learning Initiatives team at

Now Open: SPH-GLI Joint Call for Proposals

Dear School of Public Health Faculty,

The School of Public Health (SPH), and the Global Learning Initiatives (GLI) at the Office of International Affairs (OIA) are pleased to share an exciting joint Call for Proposals from the SPH and the UMD Global Learning Initiative (GLI) funding Global Public Health Classrooms! This grant, totaling $10K per proposal, is made possible through a partnership between DEI in SPH, SPH Global Health Initiative (GHI), and GLI. SPH faculty who have no prior experience running global classrooms are highly encouraged to apply. This call is connected to a strategic priority for the GHI and the SPH to expand global engagement and global classrooms in public health courses.

More info can be found in the Call for Proposals here.

Best Consideration Date: December 8, 2023.

Global Classroom courses offer UMD students the opportunity to participate in engaging, impactful, and easily accessible credit-bearing international experiences. Teams combining students from UMD and partner universities abroad engage in cross-cultural, project-based, technology-mediated work, aimed at developing global public health professionals with an ethical, effective, and informed global justice lens.

Current Global Classrooms offered through the SPH:

MIEH 407: One Health: Global Food Safety and Security

Partner: Cairo University, Egypt—UMD Instructor: Dr. Muhiuddin Haider

FMSC 265: Teaching Menstrual Health: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions

Partner: Banaras Hindu University, India—UMD Instructor: Dr. Elisabeth Maring

FMSC 286: Assisted Reproduction Law and Policy in the US and Brazil

Partner: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—UMD Instructor: Dr. Kerry Tripp

MIEH 333: Every Drop Counts: Water, Food and Global Public Health

Partner: Kathmandu University, Nepal—UMD Instructor: Dr. Leena Malayil

Please address questions related to this call to Dr. Beth Cohen

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