Funding for International Travel
Funding may be available to assist with travel costs for those conducting or presenting research abroad
Travel Grants for Faculty
International Programs sponsors faculty travel for research abroad and for presenting a paper at an international conference. The grants of up to $1000 are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to tenured and tenure-track faculty.
The International Travel Fund for Humanistic Research supports KU faculty pursuing interdisciplinary humanistic research abroad. Eligible faculty may receive up to $2,000 for funds to cover airfare and related travel expenses.
The South, Southeast and East Asia Fund aims to develop, strengthen, and maintain institutional exchanges and collaborations between faculty researchers and/or students at KU and selected institutions in Asia. The fund is meant to help departments and schools initiate and build relationships with peer units.
The KU-UCR Collaborative Research Fund provides seed funds for research projects that establish and strengthen the collaborative relationships between faculty at the University of Kansas and the University of Costa Rica. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Latin America Fund provides modest funding for faculty research and exchange developments in Latin America.
Travel Grants for Graduate Students
A small number of grants of up to $1,000 will be funded on a competitive basis for graduate students seeking support to pursue relevant semester or summer-long internationally-focused academic or training opportunities in Latin America that will enhance their degree programs at KU.
Support six- to eight-week trips for preliminary dissertation field activities taking place in Latin America, such as exploring potential research sites, archives and other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; and identifying and meeting with local scholars and contacts.
2023 Travel Grant Recipients
In 2023, KUIA awarded more than $26,000 in travel grants to 11 University of Kansas faculty members and two graduate students to support research and collaboration abroad.Full list of grant recipients
2022 Travel Grant Recipients
In 2022, KUIA awarded more than $46,000 in travel grants to 13 University of Kansas faculty members and one graduate student to support research and collaboration abroad.Full list of grant recipients
2021 Travel Grant Recipients
In 2021, KUIA awarded more than $49,000 in travel grants to nine University of Kansas faculty members and a graduate student to support research and collaboration abroad.Full list of grant recipients
2020 Travel Grant Recipients
In 2020, KUIA awarded more than $37,000 in travel grants to 16 University of Kansas faculty members and graduate students to support research and collaboration abroad.Full list of grant recipients