Aigrain Global Scholarship


Each year the Aigrain Global Scholarship program awards up to $3,000 in scholarship to at least two undergraduate students majoring in Global Studies who are interested in any or all of the following:

  • Engaging in a serious research/academic project in any developing country.
  • Applying for an independent internship in an emerging market.
  • Working on a faculty-directed field project in a developing country.

The student’s planned research or internship must be approved/sponsored by a Global Studies faculty member. Preference will be given to work connected with a Global Studies faculty member’s ongoing research. Please reference our website to see a list of all core faculty.

Applicants are encouraged to pursue significant and innovative learning through research or internships that have the potential for continued inquiry.


Successful applicants must:

  • Be a currently enrolled student in the Global Studies major
  • Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Study or perform research in a country with “Medium to Low Human Development” scores on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI)  (preferred)
  • Demonstrate faculty approval/support for travel
  • Be approved to participate via the appropriate application or registration record:
    • Student Projects Abroad registration must have completed pre-decision requirements by the scholarship application deadline
    • If applying for internship: an internship application or letter of support must be in progress by the scholarship application deadline.

To Apply

The following documents are required to apply:

  1. Proposal Narrative
  2. Proposal Budget

Your application must be uploaded to this portal before the below deadline(s).

Deadline to Apply

            Summer/Fall Travel: Monday, February 13, 2023 @ 11:59 pm
            Spring/J-term Travel: October 17, 2022 @ 11:59 pm

Award recipients are expected to

  • Comply with Institutional Review Board (IRB) research policies and protocols.
  • Upon completion of your research or internship experience, please submit a 1,000 word report describing your activities, pursuit of goals, challenges and accomplishments, along with a photo of yourself for our website.

Scholarship Disbursement

Student international travel for university related purposes remains restricted. However, thanks to improved health and safety conditions in several countries, greatly expanded access to COVID-19 vaccines, and careful student planning, the University is allowing a number of students to travel abroad for university related purposes. All student international travel is subject to the University Policy on Student International Travel and will continue to require a favorable review of local health, safety, and security conditions and individual student plans through spring 2022. See the ISO’s COVID Considerations Page for more information (see “Student Projects Abroad” section).

Scholarship funds will be disbursed upon approval of travel exemption by ISO (at most, four weeks before scheduled departure).