Student Opportunities and Funding

The Global Studies Institute offers awards for University of Oregon students to engage in global learning and research.

Experiential Education

APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation
The APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation is a role-playing exercise in which students will form multi-country, multi-disciplinary teams to play the role of delegates to the UN Climate Change Negotiations. This program is co-organized by APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Program housed at the University of Oregon and APRU Global Health Program housed at the University of Southern California.

Global Education Oregon (GEO) Study Abroad Programs
At Global Education Oregon, we create pathways to international, experiential learning for students, faculty, and university partners. Study abroad is a unique experience that often leads students to personal growth and cultural immersion, and one that can help develop academic and professional skills. We hope that your upcoming program will be enriching, challenging, and rewarding!

GlobalWorks International Internships
GlobalWorks' misison is to connect academic study with real-world experiences by providing full-time international internship opportunities to UO students in a wide variety of career sectors. The team orks with local professional internship providers in locations around the world to provide individualized placements for UO students. Students earn UO credits and life-changing work experience in a different culture.

Science International Research Opportunities
Students may be interested in applying for international research opportunities through the UO (GlobalWorks and GEO) or outside of the UO that are funded by the National Science Foundation, individual universities, or private foundations. Students should contact their individual departments about the possibilities of applying international research experiences to credit and requirements in their major.

GSI Travel Awards 

GO Awards

Global Oregon Graduate Research Awards
The Global Oregon Initiative invites UO graduate students to apply for research awards of up to $2,000 offered to support international research. It promotes internationalization in the student experience, in research, and in our outreach to the state and the world.

Global Oregon Summer Translation Studies Awards
The Oregon Center for Translation Studies invites UO graduate and undergraduate students to apply for awards that will support an internationally-oriented project in Translation Studies. UO graduate students may apply for awards of up to $1,000, and UO undergraduate students may apply for awards of up to $500.

Global Oregon Undergraduate Awards
The Global Oregon Initiative invites UO undergraduate students to apply for research awards of up to $500 offered to support global education experiences (intensive study abroad, international internships, international research opportunities, participation in international events, etc.).

GSI Affiliate Opportunities

Center for Global Health Undergraduate Travel Award 

The UO Global Health Program and Center for Global Health invites undergraduate students who are minoring in Global Health to apply for a limited number of awards to support global health education experiences that may or may not fulfill the practical experience requirement of the Global Health Minor (e.g. fieldwork or practical experiences, study abroad, internships, research opportunities). Awards can range from $500-$2,000. Applications are due May 1st. 

AlRafeef Educational Foundation Scholarship
The Alrafeef Educational Foundation Scholarship provides opportunities for students from Mohammed Al-Mana College for Medical Sciences (MACHS) to earn a competitive scholarship to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the University of Oregon. Students who have completed two years of study at the Mohammed Al-Mana College for Medical Sciences (MACHS) are eligible. The scholarship will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Oregon. To maintain the scholarship funding, students must remain in good academic standing with the University of Oregon.

APRU Undergraduate Leadership Program Scholarship
The Undergraduate Leaders’ Program (ULP) supports emerging undergraduate leaders in becoming real-world change makers by driving awareness, action, and change, supporting them in their academic and personal goals. By providing cultural exchange experiences and unique learning opportunities, APRU seeks to equip the next generation of leaders with the skills they need to contribute to positive change for the betterment of societies worldwide. Up to $1,500 scholarship is available for students to participate in the program. Applications are not yet open and more information coming Spring of 2024!

Additional Funding Opportunities

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) Funding
CAPS offers funding opportunities and support to its faculty and students in three areas: professional development; reading interest groups; and invitation of visiting scholars and guest lecturers. Preference will be given to those whose primary research focus is Asia, though others are welcome to apply.

Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Funding
CLLAS awards various grants for undergraduate and graduate student as well as faculty members with an academic focus on Latinx or Latin American Studies.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

International Student and Scholar Services
ISSS provides scholarships for international students.

Global Education Oregon (GEO) Scholarships
Also housed in the Division of Global Engagement, our sister organization GEO, provides scholarships for study abroad and international internship programs.