Overseas Undergraduate Research Awards

The Center for International Education and the Office of Undergraduate Research award travel funding to faculty and academic staff to support overseas field research experiences for undergraduates. Faculty apply on behalf of the student(s) they wish to supervise (students do not apply directly). Applications are currently being accepted for overseas research projects planned for mid-late Spring 2017, or Summer 2017. The Call for Applications includes application instructions; the due date for the current round of funding is January 31, 2017.

Examples of funded projects include:

  • Hmong across the world oral history project in French Guiana
  • Radio astronomy at the Murchison Widefield Array site in Australia (see story in L&S In Focus)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) family needs assessment in South Africa
  • Printmaking digital humanities research in London
  • Sustainability of agroforestry systems in Kenya (see story in L&S In Focus)
  • Tropical plant community ecology at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama
  • Afrikaans literature in Port Elizabeth and Capetown, South Africa
  • Water quality of streams in Seoul, Korea
  • Archaeological object conservation and collections management with the Athienou Archaeological Project in Cyprus
  • HIV status disclosure in Malawi
  • Technical and choreographic research of postmodern dance in Berlin, Germany
  • Analysis of archaeological remains in Huanchaco and Trujillo, Peru
  • Study of marine zooplankton near Barcelona, Spain
  • Popular folk dance (Bumba-meu-boi) in Salvador and Sao Luis, Brazil
  • Structural geology in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Tracy Buss ( with any questions.