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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 Affairs Travel Funds

    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.

  • Summer Humanities Research Fund

    The International Travel Fund for Humanities Research supports KU faculty pursuing international humanities research abroad. The fund provides for summer research projects. Eligible faculty may receive up to $2,000 for funds to cover airfare and related travel expenses.

  • South, Southeast & East Asia Fund

    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.

  • KU-UCR Collaborative Research Fund

    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.

  • KU-UCR Exchange Support Fund

    The KU-UCR Exchange Support Fund provides modest funding for faculty exchange developments between KU and the University of Costa Rica.




Travel Grants for Graduate Students

  • International Enhancement Grant

    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 or Africa that will enhance their degree programs at KU.

  • Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant

    Support six- to eight-week trips for preliminary dissertation field activities taking place in Latin America or Africa, such as exploring potential research sites, archives and other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; and identifying and meeting with local scholars and contacts.

Map of world showing countries with travel grant locations

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
Map of travel grant locations: highlighted countries include South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Honduras, Belgium, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Israel

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