2024 international travel grants open for faculty and graduate students
LAWRENCE — KU International Affairs is accepting proposals and applications for travel grants that support faculty and graduate student research and collaboration abroad.
The deadline for submitting proposals and applications is March 6. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of April.
Faculty travel grants will support international travel expenses for interdisciplinary, humanistic research projects, as well as academic collaborations in Asia and Latin America. Travel grants for graduate students support internationally focused academic or training opportunities and preliminary dissertation field activities in Latin America and Africa.
The most compelling proposals will align with Jayhawks Rising’s strategic priorities of expanding KU research and its influence, furthering student success, and promoting healthy and vibrant communities.
Given out annually by KUIA, the international travel awards help foster the international orientation, expertise and outreach of KU while also enriching students’ studies.
2024 Faculty Travel Grants
The International Travel Fund for Humanistic Research supports KU faculty pursuing international interdisciplinary humanistic research abroad. Eligible faculty may receive up to $2,000 to cover airfare and related travel expenses.
The Latin America Fund, formerly the KU-UCR Exchange Support Fund, provides up to $2,000 for faculty research projects requiring travel to Latin America. Additionally, it provides up to $4,000 in travel funding for the development or maintenance of institutional exchanges, partnerships and academic collaborations between KU and counterparts at selected postsecondary institutions. The fund prioritizes helping departments and schools initiate or build relationships with peer institutions of higher learning in Latin America.
The South, Southeast, and East Asia Fund, formerly the CIK Fund, provides up to $2,000 for faculty research projects requiring travel to countries within Asia. Additionally, it provides up to $4,000 for the development or maintenance of institutional exchanges, partnerships and academic collaborations between KU and counterparts at selected postsecondary institutions. The fund prioritizes helping departments and schools initiate or build relationships with peer institutions of higher learning in South, Southeast and East Asia.
2024 Graduate Student Grants
The International Enhancement Grant provides up to $1,000 in travel expenses for graduate students to pursue relevant semester or summerlong internationally focused academic or training opportunities in Africa or Latin America that enhance their degree programs at KU. This grant supports directed, off-campus international activities in areas that do not duplicate opportunities or coursework available at KU.
The Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant provides up to $1,000 in travel expenses to graduate students to support six- to eight-week trips for preliminary dissertation field activities, such as exploring potential research sites, archives and other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; and identifying and meeting with local scholars and contacts, as appropriate, that take place in Latin America or Africa.
Visit the KUIA travel grant website for more information.