Global Oregon Graduate Research Award


The Global Oregon Initiative invites UO graduate students to apply for research awards of up to $2,000 offered to support international research. Global Oregon is an initiative of the Division of Global Engagement and the Global Studies Institute. It promotes internationalization in the student experience, in research, and in our outreach to the state and the world. Global Oregon is deliberately cross-regional and interdisciplinary, drawing together UO expertise on every world region and from many academic domains.

The Global Oregon Graduate Research Award is designed to help UO graduate students conduct research for their theses, dissertation, or other appropriate projects that advance the academic and professional goals of students.  While awards are most commonly given to support thesis or dissertation research conducted outside the United States, the review committee will consider other activities that engage the graduate student in original investigation and analysis of significant international phenomena.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Innovative contribution to student’s field of study.
  • Clarity and effectiveness of project presentation.
  • Appropriate engagement with and contribution to a relevant body of scholarly literature.
  • Potential to advance the academic and professional development of the student.  
  • Contribution to UO internationalization & to the overall Global Oregon mission.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need.
  • Award activities must take place between May 1st of the award year and April 1st  of the following year.
  • For applicants outside the US, third country research is strongly preferred.

Each application must include the following:

  • Completed Global Oregon Summer Travel Grant Application Form.
  • Summary of research (500 words max.).
  • Current CV (2 pages, max.).
  • Current UO transcripts.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member will be requested after an applicant completes the online application.

To be considered for a Global Oregon Summer Travel Grant, candidates must submit a completed application by: April 15, 2024

Please note that this award is only for students who plan to travel and use the awarded money while still enrolled as a UO student. Graduating students who will be traveling following graduation are not eligible.