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Internal Student Grants


The Center for Global Studies maintains funding to support full-time UW students with advancing international research and engagement (including creative projects in the arts). Grants are awarded for internationally oriented research undertaken in collaboration with UW faculty, conducted outside the U.S., and/or focused on international topics of relevance to the applicant’s studies at UW.
CGS Student International Research Grants (awards up to $2,500) support full-time UW students who are engaged in or pursuing internationally oriented research. Funding is made available by the generous support of donors to the Center for Global Studies. 
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting UW undergraduate, graduate or professional program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Only internationally oriented research proposals will be considered.
  • Applications must include a proposal narrative of no more than two (2) pages and a detailed, feasible and cost efficient budget, noting any existing funding. (See forms below for guidance.)
  • Applications must be supported by a letter from a UW faculty member or academic advisor explaining how the proposed project contributes to the advancement of the student’s research objectives.
  • Prior recipients of this grant are not excluded, but previous research grant outcomes will be considered in the evaluation.


  • Degree to which the proposed research project contributes to the advancement of the applicant’s studies at UW.
  • Overall viability, relevance, and proposed deliverables of the proposed research project (e.g., dissertation research, field research and data collection, scholarly publications, international co-authorship, etc.)
  • Cost efficiency and budget justification.


Applications for participation in international conferences, seminars, symposia, and related opportunities will be considered, provided that such engagement is explicitly related to the proposed research project and that research is clearly the primary aim of the proposal.  Enrollment in international internships and undergraduate research programs will also be considered when there is a compelling research statement and purpose provided.


Applications are due by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, March 4, 2022 (for research conducted before August 30th 2022). Early submission of applications is encouraged.

Decisions will be made within 1 month of the deadline. The International Research and Engagement Committee will evaluate all applications. Applications should be submitted as pdf files to CGS at

Please download the Application Form (Word Document) for your reference.
Questions should be directed to Shawn Bunning, Or by phone at 766-3019.



  • Grant recipients are required to submit a research summary to CGS within 6 months of receipt of funding, and photographs of their research activity that will be used for UW publicity purposes.
  • Grant funds are disbursed to active UW student accounts only and during the period of the proposed research project activity.
  • Any changes to proposed activities due to COVID-19 or other unforeseen circumstances must be approved in advance by CGS.
  • You must be willing to participate in video and in-person events to share your work, and to thank donors with personal letters.



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Center for Global Studies

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3707

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 1-307-766-3889


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