Announcing the 2021 Rutgers Global Grants: This year, there are International Collaborative Research Grants, Global Health Seed Grants, Global Environmental Change Grants, and Virtual Exchange Course Development Grants

Black History Month: Albert Ayeni – Journey from Nigeria to the U.S.: To celebrate Black History Month, the SEBS-NJAES Newsroom features an article about Nigerian-born Albert Ayeni, an ethnic crops research specialist in the Department of Plant Biology

ROSE Students Share Experiences: The Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies blog highlights five Rutgers students, who share about their experiences in China participating in the ROSE program

Rutgers Law Student Chosen for Civil Rights Fellowship: Growing up as the son of immigrants and a DACA recipient, Juan Carlos Estrada RLAW ’21 understands firsthand the injustices and harsh working conditions that immigrants have endured in the United States

Student Volunteers Are Essential to Rutgers’ COVID-19 Testing Strategy: The Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council initiated a volunteer effort to help the university execute its COVID-19 testing strategy

Rutgers Unveils Its Big Ideas: University calls for support for 12 world-changing Rutgers-led projects to tackle public health, climate resilience, social justice, and more

Reflections on Black History: At this time of hope and need for justice and healing, faculty from across Rutgers share their reflections, add context to this moment in history, and help chart a course for a better future

RU Social? New Media

If you weren't able to attend the virtual Global Microbiome Network (GloMiNe)– First Latin American Symposium, dedicated to the importance of human microbiome conservation and research, not to worry. Check out our YouTube channel for a playlist of the three-day symposium.

"Does studying abroad have an impact on your career? According to several Rutgers alums, YES! Listen to our latest Rutgers Around the World podcast to hear from alumni about their study abroad experiences and how it led them to great opportunities: Assata Davis (France & Spain), Julian Biller (Israel), Chelsea Wong (Hong Kong), and Kat Slusarczyk (South Korea)

Listen here:


"We're hosting more online workshops tonight! We start at 8:00 p.m. with Study Abroad 101, followed by a session at 9:00 p.m. about how to pay for your study abroad experience. #RUGlobal

Can't attend tonight? Visit 
for the full schedule of online workshops.

Re-tweet from @RutgersU:

"Mark A. Angelson, who leads the Rutgers Board of Governors, is the newly named chair of @IIEglobal, the century-old world leader in international educational exchange and scholar rescue. 


Rutgers Global is on LinkedIn! Stay connected.
For Faculty

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition Opens in February!

The awards competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2022-2023 competition will launch on February 1, 2021. For more information, please visit:

The deadline to apply to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is September 15, 2021. Consult the catalog of awards for more details on upcoming deadlines for the International Education Administrator Awards. U.S. citizenship is required.

Please reach out with any questions!
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Team
Global Events
Rutgers Observes Black History Month, 2021

Students, faculty and staff will celebrate Black History Month with a wide range of cultural and educational activities across the university including screenings, performances and lectures, hosted virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.

#FriendshipFridays Are Back! Every Friday this Semester

Join Rutgers Global for this weekly virtual “pop-up lounge” open to all Rutgers students, Fridays from 10:00–11:00 a.m. EST and 4:00–5:00 p.m. EST. Enjoy games, activities, and conversation—and make new friends from around the world!

Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack 
Online Film Talk, 2/11/21, 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Photorealist painter and feminist trailblazer Audrey Flack joins Academy Award-winning director Deborah Shaffer to discuss "Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack," the recent documentary film that explores her life and art. Watch the film on your own and then participate in our free, online discussion. Advance registration required.

"Coronavirus and Aesthetic Representation in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia," 2/12/21, 11:00 a.m. (ET)

The Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and literatures presents this event featuring Ousseina Alidou, Samah Selim, and Meheli Sen.

More Global Events
Be sure to visit the main Rutgers University Events Calendar here: 

Rutgers Global Events Calendar: 

Study Abroad Advising
If you aren’t sure which program you would like to apply to, or if you would like to get a head start on planning for your abroad experience, the first thing you should do is speak with one of our Rutgers Global-Study Abroad advisors!

Online advising is offered at from 1:00–4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
We are always looking for globally-oriented stories and events to share in Global Connections. If you have suggestions for submissions, please email them to
Rutgers Global is the university-wide office for international affairs at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The office provides extensive study and service-learning abroad opportunities, academic support for international students, visa and immigration processing for international students and scholars, international partnership facilitation, and on-campus global programming that helps to educate students and professionals alike. Rutgers Global is committed to comprehensive internationalization for both students and faculty, creating resources and opportunities to enhance our global engagement at home and abroad.