Apply for a Summer Grant

There is one application for all grants under the Summer International Travel Grant (SITG) Program umbrella. This is an online application.

Online Application

  • To apply for a Summer International Travel Grant please log in at sitgapp.uchicago.edu and complete the online application. 
  • In the online application you have the option to apply for multiple grants, ranking them in order of preference. If you are applying for both a FLAG and a research grant, you will need to submit two different statements of purpose. If you are simply applying for mulitple research grants (for the same project) then one statement of purpose will suffice.
  • Note that you can only be awarded one Summer International Travel Grant in a given year.
  • One recommendation is required as a part of the online application. For a FLAG application this recommendation would ideally come from your language instructor or a faculty member with regional expertise. For research grants, the recommendation should be from a faculty member familiar with your research plans and with expertise in the proposed region or topic of research. You will be prompted to enter your recommender's name and email address in the online application, and a form will be sent to them directly.
  • Please note that the online application will ask you to submit a résumé which you will want to have ready ahead of time.

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.

Deadlines

All applications must be submitted online by Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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 Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Returning Student Requirements

The following items are required of all Summer 2016 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.

Complete the online Program and/or Research Evaluation

Evaluations are due by Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Access the evaluations database and submit your evaluation at sitgapp.uchicago.edu.

Submit a hard copy of your airline receipt and a transcript or official letter of program completion.

  • All grant recipients are required to submit a hard copy of your airline receipt.
  • FLAG recipients are required to submit a transcript or official letter showing proof of successful completion of your language program.
  • All of these materials should be submitted to Naomi Patschke in Harper Memorial 216 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Further Information

To discuss the Summer International Travel Grant Program and the application process, please contact sitg@uchicago.edu.