Awards & Honors


Winner of the 2013-14 Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). The Global Center’s International Studies in Schools (ISS, formerly ISIS) program is honored for its outstanding performance as a content provider.

Winner of the 2014 Paul Simon Award for the Promotion of Language and International Studies from the Central States Conferences on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The Global Center’s work on its Bridges: Children, Languages, World project is honored.

Winner of an Honorable Mention in the 2009-10 Pinnacle Award competition of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). The Global Center’s International Studies in Schools (ISS, formerly ISIS) is singled out for praise.

Named Best Tweeter in the Sixth Annual Brass Crescent Awards, in 2009. The Global Center’s Voices and Visions project is honored for being a “must-follow” in the Twitter Islamosphere.

Named one of 2009’s top ten best Twitter accounts for Muslims by Elan magazine. The Global Center’s Voices and Visions ranks fourth for its regular updates on the news that matters for young Muslims.

Winner of the 2009 Human Rights Award from the City of Bloomington's Human Rights Commission. The Global Center's Voices and Visions project receives its third honor of the year.

Winner of the 2005 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education: Higher Education. The Global Center is a co-recipient of a prize recognizing extraordinary K-12 outreach, as well as commitment to internationalizing pre- and in-service teacher training.

The Global Center is profiled in a 2003 report, Internationalizing the Campus: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities, published by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

The Global Center is featured in a 2002 report, Promising Practices: Spotlighting Excellence in Comprehensive Internationalization, from the American Council on Education.

Receives 2000-01 International Distance Learning Programming Award for the Global Center's International Studies in Schools (ISS) program from the Dial Consortium of South Central Indiana. At the time ISS was known as International Studies in Indiana Schools.

Select Grants

Designated a Title VI National Resource Center and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships granting center by the U.S. Department of Education. The Global Center held this distinction from 1997-2014 and again from 2018-2022.

Recipient of a Language Roadmap grant in 2017 from the Language Flagship, an initiative funded by the Department of Defense through their National Security Education Program. This grant funded the Indiana Language Roadmap, a comprehensive plan to strengthen world language learning statewide.

Recipient of the Institute for International Education Fulbright Gateway Orientation program grant in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  This grant funded a week long orientation for Department of State sponsored Fulbright Foreign Students at Indiana University.

Winner of a 2013 grant from the British Council to promote public scholarship and a global dialogue about intercultural and interreligious difference. The Global Center hosted Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion and director of the Religion and Society Programme at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.

Winner of a 2013 grant from the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) to host an AIEA regional forum. The forum, organized by the Global Center's Global Teaching and Learning Institute, brought more than 100 people from 16 institutions across the U.S. to IU.

Winner of a 2010 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Indiana University and the IU Press used the grant to establish the interdisciplinary Indiana Global Studies Research Project. The project supports scholarly research and publications that focus on global issues and their linkages across borders and to local communities.

Winner of 2009 and 2008 Social Science Research Council grants. The Global Center used the grants to launch its Voices and Visions project to challenge people to reconsider their established perceptions about Islam and Muslims.