Did you know? Tuition remains the same while you're abroad, while housing and meal costs are often equivalent, if not cheaper.
- Charles O. and Margaret Lerche Travel Grant
- For MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program students pursuing practical learning experiences or research in the field of IPCR and American peace policy. The grant may be applied toward travel-related SRP/thesis research, internship experience, or conference attendance.
- SIS Graduate Research, Conference, and Internship Travel Support
- SIS offers this funding opportunity to help offset costs associated with research, internship, or conference travel. Applications are open twice each year. Students should apply during the application cycle in advance of their planned activities as this travel support is not intended as retroactive funding and is not a reimbursement. The fall application cycle is for activities taking place in the spring. The spring application cycle is for activities taking place in the summer/fall.
- Travel Support Instructions and FAQ
Travel Support Application Form
- Spring 2024 Application Cycle
- Opens: February 1, 2024
- Closes: March 1, 2024
- Questions? Contact email@example.com
- Tinker-Walker Fellowships, SIS International Development Program
- For MA in International Development and MS in Development Management students who are pursuing Substantial Research Paper or thesis research, a practicum, or an internship abroad.
- American Association of University Women
- Fellowships and grants, including an International Fellowship for women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Cosmos Scholars
- Provides grants to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds for graduate students at DC-area universities.
- Rotary Foundation Global Grants
- For graduate students spending one or more academic year abroad.
- Rotary Peace Fellowships
- Provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.
U.S. government fellowships
- Boren Fellowships
- For graduate students studying world regions and languages critical to US interests (excluding Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
- Provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships to take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
- Scholarships for study in Germany
- American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship
- The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.
- Inter-American Foundation PhD Grassroots Development Fellowship Program
- Supports dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean for PhD candidates in a US university. Fellows must be US citizens or citizens of the independent Latin American countries.
- Organization of American States
- Scholarships available for a full academic year (renewable for second year).
- Fund for Education Abroad
- For students who represent groups that are traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. Award ranges from $1,250–$10,000.
- Rotary District Grants
- Offers clubs and districts flexibility in carrying out activities that support the Rotary Foundation's mission. Districts may distribute these grant funds for relatively short-term local and international activities.
- Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship Program
- Diversity Abroad offers a scholarship to full-time undergraduate students. This award is for students who are typically underrepresented. The award amount is $500 per student.
- Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
- For passionate under-graduate students who want to explore the world, the winning student will be awarded $1,000 for studying abroad and a travel backpack.
U.S. government scholarships
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
- The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
- Boren Scholarships
- For undergraduates studying world regions and languages critical to US interests, on a study abroad program (excluding Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).
- Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
- For juniors planning to enter the U.S. Foreign Service, includes a summer internship overseas with the Department of State.
- AATJ Bridging Scholarship
- For study in Japan.
- Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
- Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
- Killam Fellowships Program
- Provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Note: Must be a U.S. citizen to qualify.
Scholarship opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students while studying or interning abroad.
- Christianson Grant
- Awarded to individuals who have arranged their own work abroad programs. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component. The grant program does not support independent research projects or academic study abroad programs.
- Gamma Nu Scholarships Program
- Provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Assists students of Hispanic heritage to obtain college degrees.
- National Federation of the Blind
- Offers scholarships ranged between $3,000-$12,000 to students who are legally blind.
- Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship
- Scholarship between $1,500 and $3,000 awarded to LGBTW members who identify themselves as women.
- United Negro College Fund
- The UNCF helps students of African American heritage to achieve success in college.
- Six grand prize winners will be awarded $2,500, ten second prize winners will be awarded $1,000, and twenty-five third place winners will receive $500.
- Explore the World Scholarships
- Recipients receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component.
- Diversity Abroad Scholarships
- Diversity Abroad periodically offers scholarships for students from underrepresented backgrounds in study abroad. They also provide a database of scholarships that can be applied towards a study abroad experience.
- ThinKSwiss Scholarships
- ThinkSwiss Scholarships support highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to get a research experience or to participate in a summer school course in Switzerland.
- Make Your Mark Scholarship
- Open to all U.S. students currently enrolled in a Study Abroad program in an institute of higher education. The scholarship is also open to all active F, J, M or Q visa-holders and DACA recipients currently enrolled in a U.S. institute of education.
U.S. government scholarships
- Critical Language Scholarship Program
- Offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
- Blakemore Foundation Language Grants
- For the advanced study of Asian languages abroad.
- Luce Scholars Program
- Provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for US citizens who are college seniors, graduate students, or young professionals with limited exposure to Asia.
- U.S. Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship
- The U.S. Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance of a study abroad program in Japan. Scholarship grants awards to students based on financial need and other qualifications.
- GoOverseas New Zealand Scholarship
- For the undergraduate Scholarship, you can study at any participating program. For the postgraduate Scholarship, you can study at the University of Auckland, University of Otago, or Victoria University of Wellington (there will be one winner for each).
Useful for finding resources and funding for specific locations and disciplines. You should also try looking for smaller, local organizations pertaining to your gender, race, or religion that offer funding.