International Research Travel Grants

International Research Travel Grants support Cornell graduate students conducting short-term research and/or field work outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena.

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Applicants must be enrolled in an approved PhD or masters degree program at Cornell University, or be enrolled in one of the professional schools. Only individuals may apply.


The application opens November 13, 2019 and closes February 12, 2020 for travel April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.


Following these basic guidelines will help ensure a successful online process:

  • access the funding application from a PC desktop computer (not a mobile device/tablet or smart phone)
  • use a Chrome or Firefox browser in the most current version available
  • read and carefully follow the instructions in the online application form
  • if an applicant wishes to list a faculty member as a recommender, she/he should first ask the recommender if they can name them and supply their email address in the online system before doing so (to prevent auto-email messages from being sent to an unsuspecting person), and then be very careful to be accurate in entering the recommender's email address in the online application

Note about using online forms: Sometimes technical problems happen due to poor internet connections (location does not matter -- this can occur both within the United States and across the world); in these situations, it is best to wait and try again later when the connection seems stronger.


Travel Grant Handout


Click here to apply.