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International Travel Grants

The Rutgers Global International Travel Grant provides funding to full-time Rutgers faculty traveling internationally to engage in activities that will create or support relationships between Rutgers and institutions or communities abroad.


Successful applicants will receive travel grants up to $750. Amount of funding is contingent on number of successful applications. This grant competition is competitive. Applicants are not guaranteed a grant; for this reason please make sure to secure additional or alternative sources of funding to cover your travel expenses.


Grantee Obligations

Funding is contingent on the submission of a trip report within 60 days after the proposed travel. Funding may be revoked if the trip report is not submitted on time.

Application and Submission

Applications MUST INCLUDE the completed standardized application form, which can be found below. Electronic submissions are required, and completed applications should be sent to Fall applications are for travel between September 1, 2018 and January 21, 2019. Spring applications are for travel between January 22, 2019 and May 31, 2019. Applicants will not be notified of fall travel grant awards until October 12, 2018. Spring applicants will not be notified until January 22, 2019. If you do receive an award, but are traveling before these dates, please be prepared to cover any expenses before receiving the grant.

Download AY 2018-2019 Application Form [DOC] >



For travel between September 1, 2018 and January 21, 2019, Rutgers Global International Travel Grant applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018.

For travel between January 22, 2019 and May 31, 2019, Rutgers Global International Travel Grant applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018.


  • Applicants must be full-time Rutgers faculty
  • Travel must support international activities that positively impact the university

Acceptable award activities:

  • Visits to educational institutions
  • Department/school/unit outreach abroad
  • Research abroad
  • International conference/meeting participation

Priority will be given to those who:

  • Demonstrate the long-term impact of proposed international activities
  • Link proposed international activities to strategic goals of their department/school/unit
  • Include involvement by one or more of Rutgers’ international partners (a current list of Rutgers’ international partners can be found here)
  • Demonstrate monetary support and/or other kinds of support from their department/school/unit, international organization, partner, and/or host institution; examples of other support include lab time, office space, on-site housing, or transportation
  • Have never received funding through Rutgers Global (i.e. Rutgers Global Grants, Faculty and Staff Ambassadors Program, etc.)

Applications will not be accepted for:

  • Expenses for faculty while leading a learning abroad experience
  • Expenses for faculty while teaching overseas
  • Individuals who have been awarded Rutgers Global International Travel Grant funding within the past three years, or for projects that have already been funded by Rutgers Global (i.e., Rutgers Global Grants)


Additional Information

For more information, see the full announcement and application instructions, or contact Rick Lee, (848) 932-3093 or