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.

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).

Summer Research

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.



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.

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.