Student Internal Grants


The Center for Global Studies supports international research and engagement (including creative projects in the arts) for enrolled UW students. Grants are awarded for internationally oriented research pursued under the supervision of UW faculty and conducted outside the U.S. In rare cases, internationally engaged research may be pursued without travel. 

Funding is made available by the generous support of donors to the Center for Global Studies. 



International Research Grants cover acceptable and budgeted international research activities up to $2,500. Graduate and undergraduate research projects will be considered. 


Relevant Activities 

  • Research projects
  • International internships with clear research activity and goals
  • Conference participation, where research development is the primary goal


  • Applicants must be enrolled 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, and research in-country abroad is favored. 
  • Applications must include a proposal narrative of no more than one page and a detailed, feasible, and cost-efficient budget. 
  • The budget must list any additional funding sourced or sought (e.g. department, college, study abroad, or other awards).
  • Applications must be supported by a letter from a UW faculty member or academic advisor explaining how the proposed research project contributes to the advancement of the student’s academic or professional objectives. 
  • Prior recipients of this grant are not excluded, but previous research grant outcomes will be considered in the evaluation. 
  • International research grants DO NOT support study abroad courses. They CAN support research projects, and research extensions to study abroad opportunities. 
  • Team proposals are not considered; students must apply individually, explaining their own part of any shared research project. 


Evaluation Criteria

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



Please direct questions to Caroline McCracken-Flesher at



February 9, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.: Applications due. 

Early March, 2024 (approximately): Awardees will be notified. 

August 31, 2024: All expenditures MUST be complete (CGS will assist you in making flight payments, etc.).



Submit applications to CGS as a pdf file at


Information for Recipients

  • Grant recipients are required to submit a research summary to CGS by 14th September, 2024. 
  • Grant funds are disbursed during the period of the proposed research project activity, through CGS. 
  • Any changes to proposed activities must be approved in advance by supervisors and CGS. 
  • You must be willing to participate in video and in-person events to share your work, and to thank donors with personal letters. 


Application Form

Please download the Application Form for your reference and to submit.


Application Form


Create your own internship with UW in Scotland, and earn funding up to $5000 to support your experience.

Call for applications for Summer 2024 is now open.

Applications should:

  • describe the project in detail (what do you want to study/learn?)
  • specify the educational need (how does this advance your degree/career goals?)
  • specify the host organization (company, non-profit) etc. and its necessity to the project)
  • detail logistics (when will you travel; where will you stay; what will you do & where?)
  • detail your budget (travel, accommodation, costs charged by the host institution, etc.)
  • be no more than two pages in length

Also required:

  • a statement of commitment from the organization where the internship would occur
  • a reference letter from a relevant UW faculty member who will also supervise your project submitted directly to Prof. McCracken-Flesher:


Deadline: November, 30 2023

Submit completed applications, and have reference & support letters sent to Professor Caroline McCracken-Flesher, UW in Scotland & Center for Global Studies:

Further information provided in the application form. For  any questions, email Caroline McCracken-Flesher, Director UW in Scotland:


Application Form

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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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