An emerging cross-divisonal intellectual community.

International Institute Announcements

International Institute's 2018 Spring Conference 


Call for International Institute’s 2018-2019 Graduate Research/Travel Fellowships


Call for Sawyer Seminar 2018-2019 Graduate Fellowships


Call for International Institute’s 2018-2019 Faculty Groups


We are delighted to announce the formation of the International Institute.

The International Institute will coordinate and support scholarship and teaching on international issues at UC San Diego. We hope to create a vibrant international and multidisciplinary intellectual community that produces and supports research and policy ideas from across disciplines. We are committed to fostering international knowledge that encompasses multiple levels, from local knowledge of languages and sub-national groups, to regional and state knowledge, to global knowledge of international systems, institutions, and organizations. To foster these collaborations, we will provide funding to cross-divisional faculty groups and collaboratories, and convene an annual conference dedicated to one of the university’s four research themes across regions of the world. We will also provide fellowships for faculty and graduate student research.

The institute is the result of a faculty-led initiative and will develop in collaboration with engaged faculty. We invite you to bring your expertise and research concerns into dialogue with us, by forming a faculty group based on either a regional or thematic focus. Please join us!


Nancy Postero
Director, International Institute



UCSD International Institute Undergraduate Senior Thesis Awards

Call for Nominations: May 7, 2018


UCSD’s International Institute is delighted to announce a new undergraduate senior thesis award ($200.00) for an outstanding senior thesis that meets the following criteria:

  • Contributes to our knowledge about (a) an internationalor global issue, or (b) a country, region, society, or culture outside the United States
  • Asks an original and interesting research question
  • Makes a clear and persuasive argument, based on high quality research and evidence
  • Exhibits strong writing skills 

Nominations are encouraged from all disciplines, and each department or program is allowed to nominate one thesis.

Nominations should include:

1) A nominating letter from the Department Chair or Program Director that briefly explains how the thesis meets award eligibility criteria, and why the thesis should be considered outstanding.

2) A PDF of the thesis.

Please submit nominations via email with the subject line “International Institute Senior Thesis Nomination” no later than 3 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 to Maureen Feeley: Awards will be announced by Friday, May 25th, 2018.   

For any questions, please contact: Maureen Feeley: