Travel and Summer Research Awards

Travel Grants

UNC Charlotte Graduate Professional Student Government (GPSG) Travel Awards
GPSG provides funding for graduate students to attend academic and professional conferences. Open to all actively enrolled students at UNC Charlotte. Disciplines funded: all.

Fulbright Foundation Travel Grants
The Fulbright Foundation offers a variety of travel grants for students seeking to study or complete research abroad. Open to US citizens only. Eligibility criteria varies by grant. Disciplines awarded: multiple; examples include MBA or journalism studies - visit link above for detailed information.

DAAD Graduate Scholarship Program
DAAD, a Germanic Academic Exchange organization, offers a number of study-abroad scholarship opportunities to students seeking to study or complete short term research projects at German universities. Search the DAAD scholarship database . Open to US and Canadian citizens and foreign nationals. Disciplines awarded: all.

Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting Graduate Student Travel Grant
Each year students are nominated to attend the Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau, Germany. Program Directors can nominate doctoral students who are US citizens by contacting the Graduate School. Disciplines awarded: chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine related fields (rotates yearly).

UNC Eating Disorders Program Summer Research Fellowship
Provides eight (8) forty hour weeks of research related to eating disorders. A $1,500 stipend is provided for the recipient(s) time and the opportunity to work with a mentor.

Summer Research

North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association Summer Fellowship Program
The NCAPA Fellowship Program was created to increase diversity in the planning profession by fostering increased interest among minority students and women in the field of urban planning.

Argonne National Laboratory Givens Associate Program
The Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne National Laboratory provides summer research opportunities for doctoral students seeking careers in numerical analysis or computational mathematics. Open to students enrolled at US institutions of higher learning. Disciplines funded: mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, or related fields.

National Science Foundation East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes for US Graduate Students
NSF provides funding for students interested in completing research in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. Open to US citizens and permanent residents. Disciplines funded: science, engineering, and related fields.

The Organizational Science Summer Institute

The Organizational Science Summer Institute (OSSI) is an inclusion-based program initiative seeking to diversify the field of organizational science through relationships and professional development of advanced undergraduates aspiring for a doctoral degree in organizational science or a related field of study. OSSI specifically targets historically underrepresented undergraduate students to participate in a research-driven institute for a week during the summer.


NASA Summer Internships
NASA offers paid summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines including engineering, physics, astronomy, life and earth sciences, and even some business and finance.

Research Experience for Undergraduates at UNC Charlotte

Computing Research for Undergraduates: Visualization, Virtual Environments, Gaming, and Networking
The College of Computing and Informatics provides a one year academic experience focusing on computing research methodologies and disciplines as well as summer research opportunities for undergraduate students considering a doctoral degree in computing. Open to US citizens and permanent residents. Disciplines awarded: All.

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering through Laboratory, Field and Computational Investigation
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides summer research opportunities for undergraduate engineering students seeking to learn more about graduate level research in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. Open to US citizens and permanent residents. Disciplines awarded: engineering.

Research Internships in Cognitive Science*
The Department of Psychology provides a year-long research internship for undergraduate students seeking to develop research skills and career interests in cognitive science research. Open to US citizens and permanent residents. Disciplines awarded: psychology, computer science, philosophy, linguistics, and related fields.

*  This is a year-long internship; students must be enrolled in a college or university in the Charlotte metro area.