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Global & Area Studies|College of Arts and Sciences


There are numerous scholarship opportunities for UW students. Wyoming residents can benefit from the Hathaway and President's Promise and Trustee's Pride scholarships. Non-residents are eligible for the Peak Achievement scholarships.

Below find more internationally-focused scholarships for study abroad and research projects abroad.


A&S/Saunders-Walter Study Abroad Scholarship Scholarships will be available to students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences who intend to travel during 2015.
Application Deadline for all study abroad travel in 2015 is MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014 at 5 pm.


International Studies Internship/Research Excellence Fund Application Form
Undergraduate and graduate international studies majors are invited to apply for a stipend to support an internationally-focused internship or research field work. Stipends will be awarded for both domestic and internationally-based internships; field work for research must be internationally-based. Stipends will vary based on financial need and quality of the proposal, with the highest award being $2500. Preference will be given to students in unpaid internships and to graduate students whose field work will significantly further their progress toward their degree. Applications for internships will be considered continually throughout the year; application form and material for fall 2014 research field work can be downloaded here. The application deadline is Friday, January 30, 2015 for Summer and Fall 2015 projects. Early applications are accepted! Students will be notified within 2-3 weeks after the application deadline. Incomplete and late applications will NOT be accepted!

Applicants that are applying later in the spring semester need to contact project coordinator Manuela Hofer-McIntyre directly.

Questions can be addressed to Manuela Hofer-McIntyre, Project Coordinator, Global & Area Studies, 766-3415.

Previously funded projects include major Amanda Huffmyer who worked as a Public Affairs Intern at the U.S. Embassy. Amanda was involved in the MeetUS Program, participated in roundtable discussions that offered an ‘American perspective’, assisted in research projects and press relations for Public Affairs, and attended outside social functions for the Embassy – all this at one of the busiest U.S. Embassy’s worldwide.The internship in Germany has not only provided her with excellent international work experience, but it also has opened doors for future plans and dreams that will very likely continue somewhere in Germany and potentially in government service.
Anna Henrich has also received funding from the International Studies Internship/Research Excellence Fund, which she will use for her internship with the Self Employment Women’s Association in Ahmedabad, India.



The Women’s Studies Program is pleased to offer funding to promote internationally-focused research and programming that addresses women’s and girl’s human rights, conflict, and peace. This program is made possible through the generous contributions of Dr. Susan McKay and donations from friends of Women’s Studies.

Due date: March 15, 2014

Eligibility: UW faculty and graduate students

The Gender and Women's Studies Program is pleased to offer funding to promote internationally-focused research that addresses women's and girl's human rights, inter-and intrastate conflict, and peace. This program is made possible through the generous contributions of Dr. Susan McKay and donations from friends of Gender and Women's Studies.


To support scholarship that proactively addresses women's and girl's human rights, armed conflict, and peace. Although a broad range of projects will be considered, the following are examples of the research that this fund is intended to address:

  • a study of how armed conflict promotes sex-trafficking and/or gender-based violence against girls and women
  • a comparative analysis of women's peace building initiatives across geo-political regions
  • a project to develop the applicant's ability to teach curricular content about the experiences of women/girls in recent conflict situations, with emphasis on non-state actors
  • analysis of or using UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2002), and/or UN 1820 (2008) within country-specific contexts
For further details, and to access the application form, go to 

Applications should be submitted to

The McKay committee will make decisions and notify recipients by March 31, 2014.



The Eurasia Research Fund is a University of Wyoming scholarship designed to support research that requires knowledge of one of the languages of Eurasia (excluding Western European languages).

The fund offers an annual scholarship in the amount of $1250. The first award will be made in Spring 2014, to be used in the 2014 calendar year.  

This scholarship seeks to fund collaborative work between a UW faculty member and a UW graduate or undergraduate student, and favors most strongly funding projects that make use of student expertise in one of the languages of Eurasia, such as translation projects, or projects collecting or analyzing data in one of the languages of Eurasia. This scholarship may also fund other kinds of humanities and social sciences research projects related to Eurasia and involving faculty-student collaboration.

Application process: fill out this Eurasia Research Fund cover sheet, and send an electronic copy of this sheet plus a brief description of your research project, to Leif Cawley, Deadline: February 4, 5 pm.


Dick and Lynne Cheney Study Abroad Grants. Grants are awarded for fall, spring and summer study abroad. Application Deadline for summer 2015 study abroad is February 27, 2015.

Dick and Lynne Cheney Fellowship for Excellence in Study Abroad. The Fellowship serves as a stipend for outstanding students making a significant contribution to their field via international study or research. Application Deadline is February 27, 2014.

The Chinese Ambassador's Wyoming Scholar (CAWS) Program funds one UW student for one year of study in China and is a full scholarship covering most expenses associated with study, other than travel to China.  The award goes to an outstanding student with a desire to pursue study in China in any discipline, including but not limited to study of the Chinese language.  Applications are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline: February 2013

UniWyo Federal Credit Union Study Abroad Scholarship
provides up to five awards of $2,000 to outstanding students participating in a study abroad experience. Applications and requirements are available in International Programs, Cheney Center, Room 103. Deadline: March 14, 2015

Critical Language Scholarships
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers(CAORC). For detailed information see:

David Boren National Security Education Program Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, the NIS, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Deadline: late January 2013
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.
Campus Deadline: January 21, 2015
For more information go to:

Contact Shawn Bunning in International Programs for more information or details about application.

Freeman Scholarships

The Freeman-Asia Program aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates studying in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from up to $3,000 for a summer program, up to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program, and up to $7,000 for an academic year program. Deadlines: Summer-Feb 1; Semester-Academic Year-Apr 1.

For detailed information see

Stuart Harris Scholarship Fund
This award is at least $1000 annually for undergraduate students who have been accepted into an international study abroad or student exchange program. Applicants must be a full-time student at the time they apply and plan to study full-time when abroad. They must carry at least a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 12 hours of coursework at the University of Wyoming. Applications are due June 1st for the Fall Semester and December 1st for the Spring Semester. Students need to complete the application form and provide three letters of reference (two from academic sources). Your personal letter should describe reasons for seeking financial assistance and what you hope to accomplish in the study abroad experience. Application deadline is March 14, 2013. For more information, contact the International Programs Office.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means. The Gliman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

Fulbright Fellowships
Fullbright Fellowships
support study or a project in a student's major field at a university in another country (over 70) for one academic year. Fulbright applications are due each year on September 30th for projects to begin the following academic year. Contact: International Programs.

Christianson Grant for Work Abroad Programs
The Christianson Grant is open to individuals who have sought out and arranged their own work abroad programs. Proposed programs must be at least sixth months in length and emphasize a work component. The grant program does not support independent research projects or academic study abroad programs. International Service Learning Alliance provides long-term internship and work abroad programs.

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