The CGS International Research Travel Awards

The CGS International Research Travel Awards

Call for Applications

Deadline: March 15th, 2024 at 5 p.m

Penn State’s Center for Global Studies will award prizes of up to $4,000 to support the professional development of tenured and tenure-track faculty at University Park. These awards, intended for international research and travel, are processed as a reimbursement for approved expenses. Awardees will need to (1) comply with the Fly America Act and (2) register their travel in Penn State’s Travel Safety Networkand (3) purchase their flights according to their unit’s travel protocol.

How to Apply

To be eligible, applicants must be faculty members at Penn State (University Park) who want to advance their research through travel outside of the United States.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover page with applicant’s name, professorial rank and academic title, contact information (including campus address), PSU ID number, project title, suggested travel dates, and total grant amount requested
  • A 2-3 page description of the project, including: significance of the project, especially its relevance to global studies; outcome: i.e. article, book (specify publication venue, known or anticipated), exhibition (specify exhibition venue), performance (specify performance venue), etc.; and timetable for project’s completion
  • Itemized budget describing specifically how funds will be used; applicants should also note other sources from which funding has been received or solicited (include amounts);
  • Curriculum vitae of relevant work (not to exceed four pages); and

All application materials must be received electronically by March 15, 2024. Use of funds by June 15, 2024. Extension of funds into the next fiscal year may be possible with prior approval. If requesting for use after June 15, 2024, please specify in application. Any documents received after our due date and /or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Application review criteria:

  • The significance of the proposed project, including its value in promoting the global studies
  • The need for international travel to advance the project’s goals
  • The quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project
  • The feasibility and appropriateness of the proposed plan of work
  • The likelihood that the applicant will complete the project
  • The contribution of the project to the scholar’s field, the likelihood that it will make significant impact, and the feasibility of the scholar’s plans to disseminate the work

Recipients of this award may be required to participate in future CGS programming.

Please e-mail the completed dossier to: