The Nassef Sawiris Research Grant is a $4,000 award intended to underwrite the costs of conducting undergraduate summer research in Egypt.
To read about research projects that have been funded in the past you can search the database by grant title. Access the evaluations database by logging in at sitgapp.uchicago.edu.
To find out more about Summer International Travel Grants, attend one of the following Information Meetings:
Special Note: The University of Chicago's assumption is against travel to countries bearing a State Department Travel Warning. Undergraduate students may petition for an exemption to this policy. Prior to submitting your general petition form, you must meet with Sarah Walter, Associate Dean for International Education. Since the conversation with Dean Walter may affect your plans, please schedule your appointment well in advance by contacting Naomi Patschke at email@example.com. For a list of travel warning countries see: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html
Eligible students are those registered at the University of Chicago for the spring quarter before the summer they go abroad and will be registered the following fall quarter.
Research grants are primarily for third-year students in the College, but exceptional second-year students and fourth-year students who plan to spend part or all of a fifth year in the College are also eligible to apply.
There is one application for all grants under the Summer International Travel Grant (SITG) Program umbrella. This application consists of two components: an online application and printed materials which you submit in hard copy.
You should submit 2 copies of the following in 2 paper-clipped (not stapled!) packets:
Note for students applying for more than one grant: You must submit 2 copies of each grant that you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a FLAG and an African Studies Research Grant you should submit two application packets for your FLAG application and 2 application packets for your African Studies Research Grant application with the appropriate statement of purpose linked to each packet.
Note for those applying to a country bearing a State Department Travel Warning: In addition to meeting with Dean Walter and submitting a general petition for permission to travel to a travel warning country, you are required to submit an additional paragraph in your statement of purpose detailing why study abroad in this country is important to your research or language study.
All applications must be submitted online and supporting hard-copy documents submitted to the Study Abroad Office, Harper 203, by 4 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2014.
All students will receive notification of the status of their application(s) via email by the beginning of spring quarter.
Those offered awards will be asked to either accept or decline their awards by Friday, April 11, 2014.
The following items are required of all summer 2013 grant recipients in order to fulfill the terms of the grant. These items must be submitted upon completion of your summer language program or summer research.
Evaluations are due by Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
Access the evaluations database and submit your evaluation at sitgapp.uchicago.edu.
To discuss the Summer International Travel Grant Program and the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.