Funding for International Activities

Graduate Students


Funding Administered by the GPS Alliance

Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships
Deadline: Noon on February 10, 2015

Fellowships for students enrolled in master's and professional degree programs to study, undertake internships, and conduct research projects abroad.

Alexander Dubcek Fund
Deadline: Rolling


Grants to support study, internship, and research opportunities in Eastern European countries.


Other Sources of Funding and Information

GPS Alliance funding database
The GPS Alliance maintains a database of external international funding opportunities for research. These sources are mostly for research and do not include funding for study abroad programs or conference travel. The database contains no funding for undergraduate students.

Fulbright program
The purpose of the Fulbright program is to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Students pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Minnesota must apply through the Graduate School Fellowship Office.

Learning Abroad Center scholarships
Funding opportunities for University students participating in study abroad. Some scholarships are open to graduate and professional students.

Learning Abroad Center scholarship and grant search
The Learning Abroad Center's searchable scholarship database includes opportunities for study, intern, work, and volunteer abroad. Includes opportunities for graduate students.

Graduate School Fellowship Office
Funding offered through the University's Graduate School.

Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship Program
The Human Rights Center encourages residents of the Upper Midwest—including students, teachers, lawyers, health professionals, community leaders and others—to undertake practical experiences/internships in human rights organizations. This fellowship program is designed to promote social justice by providing practical training in the varied aspects of human rights work worldwide.

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)
SPIN is an interactive database containing sponsored funding information. Take advantage of the University of Minnesota's subscription to this service and find the funding you need.

Office of the Vice President for Research
Information about searching for research funding and access to searchable databases for research funding.


Planning Research Abroad

Planning student research abroad
This guide from the GPS Alliance is designed to help graduate students plan for and find funding for independent research and dissertation-level research outside the United States.


Travel Resources

Travel to countries on the State Department warning list
Information about obtaining permission from the University's International Travel Risk Assessment and Advisory Committee to travel to a country on the State Department travel warning list.

Mandatory international travel, health, and security insurance
Learn about the insurance requirements for traveling abroad for University purposes.