Student Funding Opportunities
International Research, Fellowship & Funding Opportunities
- Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
- Research Opportunities for Graduate Students
- U.S. Student Scholarships/Fellowships
- International Graduate Student Scholarship/Fellowships
UA supports undergraduate research - students in all departments may participate in faculty projects or conduct their own to get a head start on careers.
Biomedical Research Abroad: Vistas Open! (BRAVO)
This program is designed to promote international understanding by enabling students in the sciences to participate in research abroad related to the research they do at the University of Arizona, and advance collaborative projects involving UA biomedical and behavioral scientists and scientists in other countries.
Undergraduate Research Grants
Each year the Vice President for Research allocates $40,000 to the Honors Undergraduate Research Grant fund. Undergraduates can apply for a stipend or other expenses needed for a personalized research endeavor. Awards typically do not exceed $1300.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at RWTH Aachen University
This program is specifically designed for students who wish to attain hands-on experience in fundamental research at one of the top universities of science and technology worldwide. Projects are offered in all different kinds of research fields. A UROP project is an independent research project and usually constitutes one part within a larger research project, so that students will therefore become part of an established research team. The ten week program comprises eight weeks of full-time project work plus an intensive German language component for two weeks.
Verano de Investigacion
El Colegio de Posgrados, a través de la Dra. María Teresa Vélez, coordina y ofrece una serie de programas de verano enfocados a estudiantes que cursan su licenciatura. El Programa de Verano de la Investigación, para estudiantes mexicanos, se crea el verano pasado a raíz de un acuerdo de colaboración entre la Universidad de Guanajuato (UG) y el Colegio de Posgrados de la Universidad de Arizona (UA).
Graduate research opportunities exist in virtually every department on campus and between departments in interdisciplinary collaborations.
David L. Boren
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering:
1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan;
2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and
3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
UA graduate students preparing for international dissertation research should contact Georgia Ehlers in the Graduate College in spring to prepare for fall submission. Applications are submitted through the Graduate College.
Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship Program
Nationally Competitive Scholarships
This web page is designed to help you identify scholarship and fellowship programs appropriate to your professional interests, your level of academic accomplishment, and your status as either an undergraduate or graduate student. These are not programs funded from within the University of Arizona. If that is what you are seeking, you should see the Scholarship Office in Old Main.
National Science Foundation Office of International Science and Engineering
Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowship
The Tucson area Rotary contact is Bob Ernstein.
U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program
This website contains resources for graduate foreign language studies – summer scholarships/fellowships.
AAUW – International Fellowships
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions is supported. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S.
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.