Study Abroad Research Grants

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Study Abroad Research Grant program has been suspended for AY2021-22.

Study Abroad Research Grants are designed to enable students who are already enrolled in a UNH-managed/UNH-approved study abroad program to take advantage of the special resources available at a foreign site for independent research.  Please read “What is the difference between Hamel Center international research programs (IROP, SURF Abroad, Study Abroad Research Grants) and traditional study abroad programs?” to learn the distinctions.

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.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at UNH or UNHM; be enrolled in a UNH-managed/UNH-approved study abroad program; and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative UNH/UNHM GPA at the time of application. 

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 Hamel Center's International Research Coordinator.

Students must have a UNH mentor who will attest to the value of the student’s plans, certify the student’s preparation for the proposed research, and confirm that the proposed project 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.

Guidelines on faculty mentor eligibility >>