Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants

Application review criteria

The faculty review committee will consider:

  • Scholarly achievement
  • Validity and feasibility of proposal
  • Requisite language facility
  • Faculty support as indicated by letters of reference
  • Impact the work will have on the dissertation research plan
  • Plans to apply for external funding for dissertation research and writing during the following academic year

You are encouraged to establish contacts in your respective host country and include a description of contacts in the statement of purpose as well as provide evidence of contact. Attach documentation of contact with host country affiliate(s) to your personal statement.

For more information, review the graduate student grant FAQs or email

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The application deadline is March 1 of each year for travel in that same year's summer.

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