Get support for research-related summer travel
IU graduate students can apply for summer pre-dissertation travel grants that support research-related summer travel abroad prior to conducting dissertation research abroad.
Each year, eight to ten students receive fellowships consisting of a $1,000 stipend plus round-trip economy airfare from Indianapolis to the location where research will be conducted. Travel from other points of origin in the United States is possible if cost of airfare is comparable.
The grants support six-to-eight week trips for preliminary dissertation fieldwork activities such as:
- Exploring potential research sites, archives, and other research resources
- Establishing institutional affiliations
- Identifying and meeting with local scholars and contacts as appropriate
Applicants must outline a plan that is designed to secure the feasibility of their eventual dissertation plans.
Students who are receiving funds from another source for the same purpose and during the same award period are ineligible to receive funds from this grant.