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Edward Guiliano Global Fellowships

The Edward Guiliano Global Fellowship Program provides students with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives by engaging with the world beyond New York Tech and their local communities. Students may utilize this award for creative expression, research, and cultural activities for personal development outside of their comfort zone through travel, as projects must take place at least 200 miles from the student's home or the New York Tech campus. The goal of the Edward Guiliano Global Fellowship program is to give New York Tech students the opportunity to have a truly enriching, transformational educational experience.

We encourage all past Edward Guiliano Global fellows to join and connect with other past and current fellows through our LinkedIn Group! You can also read about some of their most recent projects in our annual report.

Proposed projects may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Substantial and imaginative creative expression projects
  • Out of state research, scholarly, or artistic activities
  • Overseas research, scholarly activities, or artistic-expression projects
  • Awards are generally offered in the amounts of $750 – $5,000 depending on the strength of the application, cost of the activity, and availability of funds.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Applicants must be matriculated students at New York Tech.
  • Projects must take place at least 200 miles from the student's home or their New York Tech campus.
  • Credit-bearing activities require approval by a faculty member in the applicant's major, minor, or other relevant academic department.
  • Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • Proposed travel must conclude prior to the applicant's graduation date.
  • Applicants may not propose an activity in a country currently under a State Department Level 3 or Level 4 Travel Advisory.
  • All successful proposals will be subject to re-evaluation if the security situation changes prior to departure.
  • Successful applicants who are travelling internationally must provide proof of purchase for GeoBlue International Health Insurance.
  • A final project report is required for all funded projects and should include a brief written narrative together with media (photos, video, audio, etc.) that comments on the details of the project, findings and impact on student learning as well as a finalized itinerary.
  • Students may submit proposals for group projects. Students can choose to submit as individuals or as a team. If you plan to submit as a team, each team member should fill out their own unique application. Each team member should be specific about their personal contributions to this project and why they, as an individual, need to be funded in order for it to succeed. Applications will be evaluated individually, not as a group.
  • Awardees are required to participate in one pre-project orientation session and one to three post-project meetings for reflection and development of learning objectives related to project activities.
  • Guiliano fellows must agree to publicly share winning proposals and final reports.

How to Apply

Complete the online application form in one PDF file. The form should include the following documents in this order:

  1. Budget Plan with estimated expenditures for each item. (Tuition for credit-bearing study abroad will NOT be funded; must indicate that other funds are available to pay tuition.)
  2. Proposed Itinerary
  3. CV/Resume (optional)

Don't know where to start? Struggling to formulate a good project proposal? Start with this guide! Here you will find guiding questions, project ideas and examples of completed projects by former fellows.

Selection Criteria

Applications are selected using a rubric that rates applications based on valuing the following criteria:

  • Clarity: The proposal clearly indicates the purpose, goals, and methods used to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Connectedness: The project is important to the student's artistic, academic, or community engagement goals, connecting relevant experience and knowledge to deepen their understanding and broaden their worldview.
  • Creativity/Innovation: The project shows evidence of individual originality and drive. Ideas are combined in interesting and surprising ways to discover information, address an issue, or make something new.
  • Transformative potential: The proposal shows evidence of the student pushing personal, academic, or creative boundaries. The project outlines a potentially transformational experience that could not be replicated locally or without fellowship support. The fellowship provides the student with an opportunity that they might otherwise not be able to have.
  • Return on investment: The project should have a clearly articulated social, intellectual, or artistic impact on a community, academic field, or industry.
  • Budget spreadsheet: The project should have a budget proposal that is fully and accurately completed.

Application Deadlines

  • Winter/Spring: November 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
  • Summer/Fall: April 12, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

Selection announcements will be released within four weeks of application deadline.