Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants

warning-icon-white-sml.pngLimited availability for summer 2022

International mobility for graduate students will remain limited through summer 2022. We will only consider funding for trips that are time-sensitive due to the research topic or other compelling circumstances. These OVPIA grants cannot be used in support of online or virtual activities in lieu of travel. Please use the regular application form, but give special attention in your statement to the necessity of the activity being undertaken in summer 2022 and to your pandemic travel safety planning.

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, consult the FAQs here or email

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The application deadline for summer 2022 funding is March 1, 2022

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