Funding Student Travel – Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships By

Funding Student Travel – Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships

Facilitating Affordable Academic Travel

Colleges and Universities are places for problem-solving, thoughtful observation, discovery, and application. As a student, scholar, or professor, traveling is paramount to advancing research and collaboration. It also leads to new innovations that improve our world.

We created to help scholars reduce travel costs by renting or exchanging housing within the academic community.

In an effort to help more scholars get on the move, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of fellowship, scholarship, and grant funding.

Fellowships, Scholarships, & Grants

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

  • A private non-profit federation of sixty-one national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS, as set forth in its constitution, is to “advance humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the Humanities and the related social sciences and to maintain and strengthen relations among the national societies devoted to such studies.”


American Philosophical Society

  • Supports several major grant and fellowship programs to assist the promotion of useful knowledge. Awards are made for research only. Applicants must be residents of the United States or American citizens resident abroad. Grants are made to individuals only.


The Ford Foundation

  • The Ford Foundation provides grants for innovative people and organizations.


The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

  • Provides fellowships to assist research and artistic creation for scholars, artists, & scientists.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Offers three-year fellowships, designed to allow recipients to remain in their current positions, and are intended to offer the experiences, insights, competencies and skills necessary “to achieve or advance in executive leadership positions in a healthcare systems undergoing unprecedented change.”


W.K. Kellogg Foundation

  • Support is provided to foster children’s education and health, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement.


The NEA Foundation

  • Leadership in professional development–to enhance teaching and learning.


MacArthur Fellows Program

  • Provides unrestricted fellowships to exceptionally talented and promising individuals who have shown evidence of originality, dedication to creative pursuits, and capacity for self-direction. The MacArthur Fellows Program accepts nominations only from the more than 100 designated nominators across the country in a range of academic and professional fields.


James Madison Fellowship Foundation

  • Established by Congress for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools, offers two types of fellowships: Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degrees. Senior Fellowships are awarded to experienced teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree.


National Endowment for the Humanities

  • The NEH provides support for six to twelve months of full-time work on a project that will make a significant contribution to thought and knowledge in the humanities. Includes, but is not limited to the study of history; philosophy; languages; linguistics; literature; archaeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that simply historical or philosophical approaches.


National Institutes of Health

  • Summer internship program, post baccalaureate research opportunities, graduate education program, clinical and research training programs for medical and dental students.


National Science Foundation

  • NSF promotes the progress of science and supports fellowships and associated training in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology disciplines.


Rhodes Scholarship

  • For all majors with high academic acheivement, proven commitment, service and physical stamina. A Rhodes Scholarship is tenable at the University of Oxford. It may be held for a maximum of three years.


School for Advanced Research

  • As part of its mission to promote excellent scholarship and effective communication in the social sciences and humanities, SAR offers two competitive awards.


Social Science Research Council

  • These programs provide pre-dissertation and dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, and advanced research grants in both the social sciences and humanities.


United States Institute of Peace

  • An independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by congress to promote research, education, and training on the peaceful resolution of international conflicts.


Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

  • Awards approximately 20 residential fellowships annually in an international competition to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues – topics that intersect with questions of public policy.


Additional Student Travel Resources for Non-U.S. Citizen Opportunities

There may be resources at your institution; please contact us if you find more like these so we can add to our list.

Binghampton University: Funding Opportunities Open to Non-U.S. Citizens

University of Connecticut: Scholarships & Fellowships Open to Non-US Citizen Candidates

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