Welcome to the UIC Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs is based in the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Engagement at UIC. OIA represents UIC abroad and in relations with local and national partners who collaborate with UIC on international projects.

OIA supports the efforts of our campus’s sixteen colleges as they engage globally. We host international visiting delegations and scholars.



Climate, Biodiversity and People

The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States and the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to invite you to a French-American Climate Talk on Biodiversity (FACT-B) in Chicago on “Climate, Biodiversity and People – A Public Conference”, taking place on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 5:30pm

We are pleased to announce that everyone is invited to attend this free event. If you are interested in attending, please register online through this link.


Award Applications Are Now Available For the Upcoming Fall Semester

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Applications are available for the following awards:

Nuveen International Development Fund for Academic Units

Everett and Florence Drumright Award

John and Grace Nuveen International Development Fund for Students

Nuveen International Development Fund – Faculty


Spring 2019 Allan Lerner Lecture Series

During the spring 2019 semester, the Office of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science hosted the annual Allen Lerner Lecture Series. Special thank you to all the Consul Generals who came out to speak to over 400 students, faculty, and administrators.

Consul General of India, Neeta Bhushan


Panel with Consul General of Guatemala Billy A. Munoz Miranda, Consul General of El Salvador Patricia Maza Pittsford, Consul General of Honduras Gonzalo Rafael Chavez Madisson, Consul General of Costa Rica José David Murillo


Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Belgium Paul M. Van Halteren


Consul General of Pakistan Javed Ahmed Umrani


UIC Welcomes Dr. Inga Žalėnienė


On Monday, April 29, UIC hosted Dr. Inga Žalėnienė (right) of Mykolas Romeris University, who met with Vice Provost Neal McCrillis (left) and Senior Director Nora Bonnin.


UIC Welcomes National Taiwan University

On Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, UIC hosted two visitors, President Chung-Ming Kuan and Vice President Chris Lin of National Taiwan University. The guests met with UIC faculty and administrators.


Guests with College of Dentistry.

Guests with the College of Pharmacy.




On Wednesday, 2/20/19 UIC hosted a well-attended Fulbright workshop for faculty and administrators.  Click here, if you would like to see the material used during the discussion.



On November 14th, UIC celebrated “International Education Week” with students, faculty and the Chicago Consular Corps.

During this event awardees of the Chicago Consular Corps scholarships were recognized.  The group photo captures all members of the Chicago Consular Corps in attendance, awardees and faculty.


Awardees of the John and Grace Nuveen Award pose for group photo

Michele Moy, recipient of the Everett and Florence Drumright award receives the award from the Diplomat in Residence, Melisa Martinez.

Professor Stacey Chamberlain with Emergency Medicine, Global Health shares with the audience her global health related work

Recipient proessor Maarten Bosland with Pathology gives an update of his work in Ghana

Recipient professor Holli DeVon shares with the audience the College of Nursing’s work in Rwanda.


Hidden No More

8:00 am – Friday, November 9th

The empty chairs we filled.

Welcome Miriam, Lieve, Paola, Petia, Carolina, Maja, Anna, Mona, Ines, Michelle, Nandita, Shirin, Salam, Bhamini, Tamar, Amal, Ivonne, Maria, Emilija, Pumza, Amali, Kanokkorn, Maryam, Mutumwa, and Novuyo!

UIC had the pleasure of hosting participants of “Hidden No More”. 26 women from 26 countries visited with UIC champions to discuss strategies to get more girls into STEM fields.



Jill Conway a Peace Corps Chicagoland & Minnesota Regional Recruiter will be at OIA, Suite 509 UH ON Thursday, November 15th from 12pm to 5pm and on Monday, December 3rd from 9am to 5pm.

To confirm your appointment please contact Jill directly jconway@peacecorps.gov


HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program – 2019/2020 Fellowship Year

The Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers opportunities in global health research training for pre- and post-doctoral candidates from the U.S. and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The program supports specific areas of interest in HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases, mental health, and maternal and child health and nutrition.

Key Information

  • Fellowship opportunities at one of 18 sites across 13 countries in Africa and Asia
  • 12-month Fellowship with stipend depending on the type of the award
  • Appointments begin July 1st, 2019
  • Week-long orientation workshop at the NIH in Bethesda


  • Pre-doctoral students (U.S.) enrolled in doctoral programs in medicine, biomedical sciences, public health, government, business, design, engineering, education, nutrition, law, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and nursing.
  • Postdoctoral trainees (U.S. or LMIC) with an advanced doctoral degree in medicine, biomedical sciences, public health, engineering, government, business, design, education, nutrition, law, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and nursing.
  • U.S. postdoctoral fellows we are also seeking individuals completing residency or a clinical fellowship program
    Citizen of LMIC country (must be a country of an approved site – see map above)

Apply Now!
Apply online at https://sites.sph.harvard.edu/global-health-research-partnership/

Visit the link: HBNU Program Overview

Lauren Pedulla: lpedulla@hsph.harvard.edu
Patricie Niyitegeka: pniyiteg@hsph.harvard.edu


Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund Now Seeking Hosts for Fall 2018

U.S. Institutions are welcome to apply through OLF to bring current Fulbright Visiting Scholars to their institution for short-term lectureships of 2-6 days. To find a scholar, consult the Fulbright Scholar Directory. Please considering applying to bring these scholars to your institutions to lecture on their research or cultural topics.

To listen to a recording of our most recent webinar, please visit our website.

For more information and to find the application form, please visit our website: www.cies.org/olf, or contact Sarah Causer at OLF@iie.org


Congratulations to the recipient of the AY 2018-19 Everett and Florence Drumright Awards

Student Name
Moy, Michelle

Congratulations to the recipients of the AY 2018-19 John and Grace Nuveen Scholarship

Student Name
Allen, Madison Victoria
Borade, Neelima
Brown, Nicholae
Francis, Marybeth
Lehman, Marin
Kopytek, Joanna
Jarsania, Dhairya
Siewsrichol, Wasinee
Studianto, Catherine

Congratulations to the recipients of the AY 2018-19 Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship  

Student NameCountry
Song, YoungkwanS. Korea
Ooi, KevinMalaysia
Jorgih, KevinIndonesia
Miled, SamarTunisia
Mitra, ArjunIndia
Hsu, Chich-ChiehTaiwan
KC, JyotiNepal
Violi, FedericaItaly
Nguyen, Hoang HoaiVietnam
Nonin, KevinFrance
Morais Soares, Maria LuizaBrazil
Moscaritolo, AlessandroVenezuela
Abasilim, ChibuzorNigeria
Gill, JessicaUS
Takmaz, EzgiTurkey


Congratulations to the recipients of the AY2017-18 Chicago Consular Corps  

Student's NameAcademic Unit
Sami AhmadiLAS
Nicolas Garcia MillsLAS
Abbott HaysLAS
Muhammad HassanCollege of Engineering
Ahmed MohamedCollege of Engineering
Hashem MorvaridLAS
Kajal SachdevLAS
Uddalok SenGraduate College (Engineering)
Ovidiu ZdremtanCollege of Applied Health Sciences

Congratulations to the recipients of the AY 2017-18 Everett and Florence Drumright Awards

Student's NameAcademic Unit
Cammille Chin-Fong GoLAS
Michelle MoyCollege of Applied Health Sciences
Yong (Maggie) MeiCollege of Business Administration

Congratulations to the recipients of the AY 2017-18 John and Grace Nuveen Scholarship

Student's Name Academic Unit
Matthew BernardGraduate College (Dentistry)
Michael BoyleGraduate College (Dentistry)
Emma CowleyCollege of Architecture, Design and Arts
Denise HernandezGraduate College (Dentistry)
Jacob KoertgenLAS
Tyler RamirGraduate College (Dentistry)
Emily SantiagoCollege of Architecture, Design and Arts
Rebecca SchnorenbergLAS