The Global Studies Center is granting funds for students enrolled in the Certificate or BPhil program to support travel-related costs to attend or present at relevant conferences, workshops or symposiums, or for conducting research related to their global focus. The funds are limited to travel in the United States and must be expended by June 30th of the same academic year.

Amount of Funding

The maximum grant amount is $500.00. Because of the limited availability of funds, smaller requests may be more likely to be funded.

Application Deadline

Rolling Basis


Global Studies students enrolled as full or part-time graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh and students from Pitt’s regional campuses pursuing international studies are eligible to submit a proposal (including international degree-seeking students,) and must use the award while still enrolled at Pitt.

Only one Global Studies Travel Fund award per student per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) is allowed.

Evaluation Criteria

Funds will be allocated using the following criteria:

  • Are the activities proposed appropriate to the student’s academic focus?
  • Will the activities lead to or conclude a larger overall agenda?
  • Is the proposed budget reasonable for the activities proposed?

Allowable Expenses

Ground and air transportation

Lodging and meal expenses

Conference registration fees

Non-Allowable Expenses

Travel expenses for individuals other than the applicant


Membership fees

Tuition or course fees

Travel and living expenses for non-research or activities not related to the student’s focus area

Grantee Obligations

Grantees are required to submit receipts for reimbursement, and a report (no more than 150 words) explaining the use of the funds and the outcomes of the supported activity no later than one month after the activity is completed. Students will not be reimbursed without submitting receipts incurred for travel. Failure to submit a final report will disqualify the GSC Travel funds recipient from future GSC funding competitions.

Please direct any questions to Elaine Linn.

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