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Program Advisor: Hannah Verity
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Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship (GTF) Program
The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship (GTF) Program provides the opportunity for Webster University faculty members to travel to teach at one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, Tashkent, and St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus). The GTF promotes faculty collaboration with colleagues across the international network, contributes to internationalizing the curriculum, and creates diverse learning experiences for students.

The GTF provides benefits for the host campus, the faculty member, and the faculty member’s home campus.
  • Host campus benefits include access to faculty with diverse expertise and specialized knowledge, opportunities to internationalize curriculum and explore joint research and projects, and options for faculty assignments when a campus is building new programs, seeking coverage for a faculty member on leave, or otherwise in need of qualified faculty.
  • Benefits to faculty members include the opportunities to live and work in another country and culture, strengthen their international network, develop collaborations with colleagues which can lead to joint projects, and connect with students from other parts of the Webster network.
  • Benefits to the home department and campus include providing faculty with international options, increased faculty contribution to global components of curriculum, and increased collaboration and communication across the international campuses.
A successful GTF appointment requires strategic matching of the faculty member’s interests and expertise with the academic program needs of the host campus. Careful advance planning and scheduling by the home department and school/college and the host department and campus, including necessary approvals and notifications, will ensure that academics and operations are aligned.

Leif J. Sverdrup GTF Program Information:
  • Eligible faculty:
    • Full-time faculty at any campus who have completed one academic year at Webster
    • Adjunct faculty at any campus or online who have taught six courses at Webster
    • Any discipline
  • What the GTF provides:
    • Round-trip airfare
    • Housing (provided by host campus)
    • Visa fees, if applicable
    • International Health/Travel Insurance
      • All full-time and adjunct faculty traveling to a non-US campus have supplemental coverage through the university’s Travel Guard coverage (include link). Spouses and dependents are not covered under this plan.
      • Full-time and adjunct faculty traveling to a US campus will be enrolled in a supplementary insurance plan for the length of the mobility, if faculty do not have existing coverage. Spouses and dependents are not covered under this plan.
    • A small budget of up to $250 is available to faculty for activities that promote collaboration with the host campus faculty, staff and/or students or to enhance the faculty member's course (e.g., hosting a lunch/information session for prospective study abroad students, funding a field trip or undergraduate research component of the course). A budget for proposed activities must be submitted with the application.
    • Note: The GTF is not intended to cover costs that a faculty member would normally incur regardless of where he/she were teaching, such as local transportation/commuting costs and meals.
  • Length/time of fellowship:
    • One term or one semester
    • Fall, Spring or Summer
  • Expectations
    • Teaching: Fellows are expected to teach the equivalency of one 3-credit hour course per term. While in residence at the global campus, the Fellow is expected to participate in and contribute to the academic and intellectual activities offered by the campus. Faculty may teach additional course(s) as approved.
    • Project: Fellows are expected to work on an approved project that aligns with strategic priorities of the home and host campus. Details of the project proposed should be included in the application including suggested project deliverables. Note that if selected as a fellow, your project may evolve/change depending on needs of host campus.
    • Pre-Departure Orientation: 4-8 weeks prior to faculty departure, a pre-departure orientation meeting will be scheduled by the Director of Global Program Development. The purpose of the orientation is to cover final details, review relevant policies and expectations, and discuss goals of the faculty mobility experience including specific outcomes. Included in the orientation will be a representative from the home and host campuses.
    • Post-Fellowship Survey: Within 4 weeks of completion of the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship, faculty will receive a post mobility survey/final report form. Faculty are expected to complete and submit the form in a timely manner. This will be reviewed by the Director of Global Program Development and disseminated to the dean and/or academic director(s) from the home and host campuses.

The complete policy and procedures document for the Leif J Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is available within the application. 


This program is currently not accepting applications.