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Trinity Global Engagement Awards

The Trinity Global Engagement 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 the College’s profile and supporting the development of students into global citizens. The awards will honour staff members who have distinguished him/herself 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.

Up to three awards will be given each year and will be open to both current and past academic or administrative staff members. Winners and their nominator will be invited to an award ceremony that will take place in May hosted by the Provost.

Each awardee will receive €2000 each. 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. It is hoped that the award winners will contribute to events that support the implementation of the Global Relations Strategy.


Applications for the 2017 Trinity Global Engagement Awards have now closed. Awards will be presented at an event hosted by the Provost on Wednesday 28th June. The nominees for this years awards are:

Assoc. Prof Brian Foley
Ms Cliona Hannon
Prof Ian Robertson
Ms Jennifer Edmond
Ms Jennifer Taafe
Ms Doris Alexander
Dr John Gormley
Prof John Horne
Assoc Prof Mary Keating
Assoc Prof Michelle Leech
Dr Raquel Harper

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.    

Nominees can be current or past faculty or administrative members.  Nominees 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 programs;
  • 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;

Nominees 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 nominees 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.  Nominees must have a working record at Trinity for a minimum of three years and the nominee must have a record of international contributions whilst at Trinity.

Nominations are welcome from all current or former faculty and staff. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nomination Materials:
Nomination materials for the Global Awards include:

  • Summary of contributions linked to the criteria. (Maximum of two-pages highlighting how the nominee 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.)  
  • Supporting letter from nominator explicitly detailing the nominee’s career accomplishments and reputation as they relate to the award. 
  • Biographical information of the nominee or a CV, not to exceed five pages and to include the education, employment, membership in professional societies, honours and awards, professional and public service etc., of the nominee as they relate to global education and international programmes.

Further Information
If you have any queries about the Trinity Global Engagement Awards please email