International Travel Grants

Visit the Global Engagement Faculty Grants Overview Page.

International Travel Grants fund faculty presenting papers at major conferences outside the United States. These grants, of up to $1,250, defray the cost of economy class airfare.


All full-time Georgetown faculty members are eligible to apply.


Grants support the presentation of original faculty research at major conferences outside the United States.


Topics should have some global, international, or transnational dimension.


Proposals will be considered by a faculty committee in March and October of each year. Applications for the spring 2020 cycle are due by midnight on Sunday, March 8, 2020, for proposals to be carried out between the submission deadline and June 30, 2021.

Application Process

Applicants should submit their materials in one combined PDF file to, with a subject line of “LASTNAME-International Travel Grant.” Applications must include:

  • the application form
  • a one- to two-page memo describing the importance of the conference in the discipline and the research to be presented. Economy flights only.
  • the paper to be presented (in final or in draft/outline form) 

All applicants should expect to receive confirmation of receipt of their applications.

Decision Criteria

In making its decisions, the committee will be guided by the academic merits of the proposal and the availability of funds. Some preference will be given to faculty who have not previously received a travel grant.

Notification and Execution

The faculty committee will notify applicants of its decisions within a month of the submission deadline. Flights must then be booked through one of the university’s authorized travel agents by June 15 of the fiscal year in which the funds are awarded (July-June).

$12,550 has been budgeted for International Travel Grants for the spring 2020 round.

You can find a list of previously funded proposals here.

Questions may be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement at