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). Dependent upon confirmation of funding, the next Call for Applications should be issued in approximately September 2017; the funding for this round will support research projects planned for WinteriM, Spring, or Summer 2018.

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.