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Trinity Global Engagement Awards

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is currently seeking applications for the annual Global Engagement Awards. These Awards are designed to recognise Trinity staff who play an active role in building international relations, embedding internationalisation into Trinity’s educational and research culture, and the development of global education.

About the Trinity Global Engagement Awards

The Trinity Global Engagement Awards aim to recognise the exceptional contribution made by staff to global education, cultural understanding and global experiences that directly benefits the Trinity community, raising Trinity’s profile and supporting the development of students into global citizens. The awards will honour staff members who have distinguished themselves in their work, and acts as an inspiration to others and a means of highlighting the value of this work to both internal and external audiences.


The online application form can be found here and all applications for the Global Engagement Awards should be submitted by Friday 6th April 2018. Direct applications as well as third party nominations are welcome.

Application materials for the Global Engagement Awards include:

  1. Summary of contributions linked to the criteria
    Maximum of two-pages highlighting how the applicant has distinguished him or herself through the creation of innovative educational opportunities, the strengthening of the University’s academic mission and strategy, the fostering of international relations and the development of global education.
  2. Biographical information of the applicant or a CV
    This should not to exceed five pages and include the education, employment, membership in professional societies, honours and awards, professional and public service etc., of the applicant as they relate to global education and international programmes.
  3. A supporting letter from the applicant
    This letter should explicitly detail the applicant’s career accomplishments and reputation as they relate to the Award. For direct applications this letter should be written by the applicant. For nominations, the letter should be written by the nominator.


Applicants can be current or past faculty or administrative staff members. Applicants must have a demonstrated record in promoting significant international understanding, global engagement, international relationship building and education as evidenced by demonstrating excellence in the following criteria:

  • Global relationship building that has led to strategic partnerships, student or staff mobility opportunities for their School;
  • Activities that contribute to the planning, design, or development of innovations in international educational and global outreach programmes;
  • Collaboration with peers and colleagues from outside Ireland in ways which advance the University’s reputation in the world; and may include technical assistance, program development and administration, teaching, or research;
  • Demonstrated leadership role in global fundraising for the University;

Applicants for the Global Engagement Awards must demonstrate excellence in three of the four criteria.

In addition to these criteria, applicants must demonstrate their contribution to the development of interdisciplinary relationships internationally which uphold Trinity’s founding values and support the spirit of scholarly collegiality.

Important traits of applicants include the ability to identify innovative educational opportunities; a passion for encouraging colleagues, students and staff to engage in international activities both on campus and globally; and / or serving the global community as a leader in their field.

The Review Panel

The review panel will be chaired by the Vice President for Global Relations and comprise of four appointed nominees, including an external candidate and a representative from the international student body.

Award Details

Up to three awards are given each year and the awards are open to both current and past academic and administrative staff members. Winners, and their nominators (where applicable), will be invited to an award ceremony that will take place on 15th May 2018 at 5.30pm hosted by the Provost.

Each awardee will receive €2,000. It is envisaged that the awards will support the awardees in the advancement of their professional endeavours and engagement in a region strategic to their School or profession, in collaboration with the Global Relations Office.

Further Information

If you have any queries about the Trinity Global Engagement Awards please email Ms Beibhinn Coman, Director of Marketing at