Third Year International Travel Grant

Photo by Abigail Gonsalves, ’13
Final App Deadline: 
Friday, February 9, 2018
Language Requirement: 
Elana Kranz

Third Year International Travel Grants provide $4,000 to support students conducting summer research outside the U.S. In most cases these awards support research leading to a BA paper, however, other academic research projects may also be considered.

Special Note:
To students who wish to conduct research in the Middle East in Summer 2018, the SITG selection committee will consider proposals for Morocco and Jordan.

Prospective Applicants

Program and Research Evaluations by previous award winners

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

SITG Information Meetings

To find out more about Summer International Travel Grants, attend one of the following Information Meetings:

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. / Social Sciences 122
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. / Location TBD
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. / Location TBD

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 View a list of travel warning countries.


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. Students taking a leave of absence before or after the grant period should contact to discuss whether their case merits an exception to the spring- or fall-quarter registration requirement.

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.

If you are interested and eligible to apply for a grant, continue on to the application process.

What you’ll see: 

Photo by Abigail Gonsalves, ’13Mary Bittner, ’16 (SITG Lillehammer, Norway ’15)Aixin Chen, ’16, with fellow students on Machu Pichu Mountain (SITG Peru ’15)Hansong Li, ’17, with Pericles’ Cup (SITG Greece ’16)