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Global Catalyst Student International Travel Grants

The Center for Global Engagement announces funding for Global Catalyst International Travel Grants for Students. These funds will support both undergraduate and graduate students’ travel for the purpose of attending an internationally-based conference or workshop. These grants can also be used to support UT students’ international research. Students from either the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus or the Institute of Agriculture may apply.

Details:

  • The maximum funding is $1500.
  • Applicants should demonstrate cost-share with at least one other unit providing financial support of the proposed project.
  • Only one award per person will be made.
  • Funds cannot be used to support programs offered through the Programs Abroad Office

Eligibility:  Awards will only be made to students enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville or UT Institute of Agriculture.

Travel must take place between February 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

Deadline:   All required materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET, January 13, 2020.

Requirements:

Applications must be submitted through a web form available here. Each proposal must include:

  • A project title
  • A brief project description (25 words or less)
  • A project narrative of 1000 words or less, including:
    1. A description of your plans addressing:
      • How this international travel fits into your curricular and professional goals; and
      • How your international will advance the global profile of the University of Tennessee/UT Institute of Agriculture
  • A timeline (no longer than 250 words): Provide a timeline that outlines the steps you will take to make your program a success.
  • An itemized budget. This budget must show how all requested money will be used. Budgets should indicate if other external funds have been secured and how those monies will be used, as well.
  • Endorsement letter(s). This letter should indicate the cost share from your department.
    1. All students must provide a letter of support from their faculty advisor.
    2. Students participating in a conference must provide documentation that their paper presentation has been accepted.
  • If you are attending a formal conference or workshop, include a program and/or further details about your participation.
  • A final report must be within two months of travel.

Report RequirementsThe final report must describe the activities and outcomes of the travel grant. Reports should include the final budget and all itemized receipts for all expenses for which the grantee is seeking reimbursement. If reimbursement entails foreign currencies, the currency exchange rate at the time of travel must be included.