International Graduate Grants

ACES International Graduate Grants are intended to fund international activities undertaken by Graduate Students in the College of ACES. Applicants my request funds of up to $3,000 per proposal to support international research opportunities. To be eligible, applicants must be graduate students in programs housed in the College of ACES.

As part of a competitive process, awards are given to students who require international travel as part of dissertation research, thesis research, or some other significant research project.

These awards have been made possible through generous donors including Bill and Mary Lee Dimond, Robert and Barbara Ayre, and the Arlys Conrad Endowment fund.

View previous international grant recipients

Status: The deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Please download the grant application form and carefully read the instructions below.

Applications must include the following: 1) a completed grant application form; 2) a project description of no more than 3 pages including budget and timeline (12 point font; single-spaced); and 3) a letter of support from your faculty advisor.  The letter of support should affirm the significance of this activity and the need for OIP funds and should be sent directly to the Office of International Programs.

A list of previous recipients of the ACES International Graduate Grants and their research topics can be found by selecting the button above.

Applications must be submitted as a PDF document to the Office of International Programs via e-mail to aces-oip@illinois.edu, by the deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. Questions about this call should be sent to the same e-mail address.

Applications will be evaluated based on (1) Clarity and quality of motivation, method, and expected outcomes; (2) Importance of the travel for successful completion of project; (3) Feasibility of the project, and (4) Strength of advisor’s endorsement and academic record.  Applicants should request that the advisor discuss both the importance of the proposed activities and any experiences or attributes of the applicant that are relevant to the proposal. Other considerations in allocation of funds may include efforts to support a portfolio of activities that reflects the thematic and disciplinary breadth of the College of ACES.