International Institute 2018 Graduate Fellowships


Awards are intended for research travel between June 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Awards will not exceed $3,000. Funds may be used for travel, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices.The International Institute is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research should be about other societies rather than simply conducted in other societies. Applications will be accepted from any discipline as long as it deals with international or global issues, cross-national comparisons, or research on particular societies and also has a substantial human or societal dimension. Implications for public policy should be made explicit.
Applications are due no later than 3pm Monday, April 23, 2018. Please send all application materials to Nancy Postero at
Information about the grants can be found at

Criteria for Selection:

  • A topic that will increase knowledge about a topic of important international concern.
  • An interdisciplinary, inter-divisional, and/or comparative subject. (Cross-regional projects are particularly encouraged; multi-country comparative projects also satisfy this criterion.)
  • Intellectual originality and breadth.
  • Clarity / strength of research plan, design and methodology.

Students must submit the following information in one pdf:

  1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet [link can be found on the website]
    2. One-page budget estimate.
    3. Project description (no more than 1000 words), including timetable or itinerary and other sources of financial support for which application has been made.
    4. Resume or curriculum vitae
    5. UCSD transcript (an unofficial version is OK).

In addition, one UCSD faculty member familiar with the student's work should submit a letter of recommendation separately to

Please address questions to:
Nancy Postero
Director, International Institute or


Click here for the cover sheet.

The International Institute is delighted to announce the Winners of our Graduate Fellowships for 2018:


Michael Berman (Anthropology)

Szu-Chin (Vivian) Chih (Literature)

Haley Ciborowski (Family Medicine & Public Health)

Christina Cottiero (Political Science)

Matthew Crum (History)

Semih Gokotalay (History

Hee Eun Kwon (Sociology)

Chuncheung Liu (Sociology)

Charles McClean (Political Science)

Jessica Ng (SIO)

Ly Thuy Nguyen (Ethnic Studies)

Michael Obiri-Yeboah (Linguistics)

Junghun Oh (Sociology)

John Porten (Political Science)

Dimitrios Stergiopoulos (History)

Sindhu Thirumalaisamy (Visual Arts)

Trisha Tschopp (History)

Hua (Miranda) Wu (Anthropology)

Haleh Yazdi (Psychology)

Bolun Zhang (Sociology)