Independent Travel/Research Grants are intended to support students who wish to pursue independent study and research, to be conducted off-campus on international or intercultural topics. These grants support projects which require additional time outside the calendar of an off-campus program. Applicants should plan to stay on after completing an off-campus program or to travel independently to a site. Proposals normally support independent study that is grounded in prior academic course work; normally the fruits of this independent study will contribute to subsequent academic work on campus.
In developing a proposal for either kind of grant, students should consult with a faculty or staff member who will advise, review the final draft of the proposal, and write a recommendation about the student and the proposal. Students applying for Independent Travel/Research Grants must also make an appointment to discuss their proposal with a staff person at CIIS. Preference for enrichment and for independent research grants goes to those who have not previously received a grant through CIIS.
Deadlines for grant proposals for spring semester is November 5; for fall semester and the academic year the deadline is April 5. Proposals are reviewed by the Committee on International and Intercultural Studies and decisions announced about two weeks after the deadline.