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Kapadia Family Global Studies Travel Award


The Kapadia Family Global Studies Travel Award was established by the generous gift of the Kapadia Family in 2023. The program will award up to $7,500 in scholarship to one or two undergraduate students to support a global research, education abroad, or internship experience.

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

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


Successful applicants must:

  • Be a Global Studies major
  • Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have demonstrated financial need (preferred but not required)
  • Demonstrate faculty approval/support for travel (provide faculty name in narrative or a letter of support)
  • 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 (500 words max.)
  2. Proposal Budget

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

Deadline to Apply

Summer/Fall Travel: Friday, February 21, 2025 @ 5:00 pm

Award recipients are expected to

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

Scholarship Disbursement

We expect all students to understand and abide by the policies and guidelines presented on the University Policy on Student International Travel page; please read them carefully. 

Undergraduate Students traveling for university-related purposes outside a study abroad program must complete a Travel Registration prior to departure. Registration includes insurance enrollment and a “COVID Plan” addressing border or quarantine requirements for your itinerary. Registrations are reviewed for completion, and travelers will receive an email confirmation once all requirements have been met. Scholarship funds will be disbursed upon approval of travel by ISO.  Funds for summer travel will be disbursed no sooner than May. 

2024 Scholarship Recipients

Anna Travasos (GSVS '26) and Julianne O'Leary (GSSJ ' 26)

2023 Scholarship Recipient

Sarah Goraya (GSSJ '25)

Sarah Goraya Pic.

Click here to read her full report!