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Summer Field Education / Research Travel Award

Call for applications

Early Deadline: Sunday, March 17th 2019

Late Deadline: Friday, April 26th 2019

The Pacific Basin Research Center is pleased to announce the call for applications for its annual student summer grant program.  The PBRC will provide a maximum of ten awards of up to $2,000 each to help students build upon their campus-based education through varied global experiences during the summer months.

The travel award is intended to provide partial support for field-based educational experiences.  This may include undertaking traditional internships, taking part in field-based training programs, conducting research, language acquisition, and attending conferences.  We hope to support summer projects with the potential to enrich student knowledge, and perhaps make some small, humble contributions to the world.  Projects should speak to the core mission of the PBRC—to promote humanistic development in the Pacific Basin (widely defined).

Award recipients will be expected to write a brief report detailing their experiences and to share their experiences with the campus community in a Fall symposium.

To apply, please send your resume and brief overview of your prospective project (including rationale, timeframe, budget, and justification) to the PBRC (  Be clear if you have been accepted into a formal program or if the project remains tentative.  Please visit the PBRC website for some helpful advice, including a list of projects from previous years (, under ‘Campus Programs’).

Given the varied timelines attached to potential student projects, we are considering applications on a rolling basis.  The first round of applications will close on 17 March, when we will issue approximately five grants, with the second and final deadline of 26 April, where we will issue the remaining grants.


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