Study Abroad Research Grants

Study Abroad Research Grants enable students who are already signed up for study abroad to take advantage of the special resources available at a foreign site.

Opportunities at the foreign site may include archives and libraries; museums, art galleries and exhibits; performances; government agencies; non-profit organizations; businesses; experts, scholars or other individuals to be interviewed; and laboratory or field research. It is understood that students might not complete their research while abroad, but will gather information and materials that will later become the foundation for, or incorporated into, a project, thesis, or capstone experience once they return to campus.

Eligible students possess a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. and are enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at UNH or UNHM. Students may apply before they go abroad or may apply once they are at the study abroad site, assuming there is time to complete the proposed research activities before they leave the site.  Students planning to apply for a Study Abroad Research Grant must first consult the International Research Coordinator, Georgeann Murphy:  georgeann.murphy@unh.edu ; (603) 862-1933.

Students must have a UNH mentor who will attest to the value of the student’s plans, the student’s preparation for the proposed research, and confirm that it is feasible and safe. The student must also have a foreign mentor at the site who can offer advice and guidance. This person may be an instructor in the study abroad program, another faculty member at the institution sponsoring the program, or a person with professional expertise related to the student’s project.

The maximum support for research expenses is $600.

Application Deadline

Students may submit proposals on a rolling basis.  (See the Application Guidelines for further details.)  All applicants and their faculty mentors will be notified of a decision within two weeks.

Application

Read the Application Guidelines and Budget Instructions before completing the application forms.

Application Guidelines and Budget Instructions (complete instructions for the Study Abroad Research Grant application)

Application cover sheet (to complete manually and submit with the Study Abroad Research Grant application)

Budget form (fillable online; please save to your computer before you begin entering information)

UNH Faculty Mentor Recommendation (for UNH mentor to complete and submit with the Study Abroad Research Grant application in a sealed envelope)

Foreign Mentor Recommendation (for foreign mentor to complete and submit to the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research)

Guidelines on faculty mentor eligibility >>