Circumnavigator Club Travel/Study Grant

Circumnavigator Club Travel/Study Grant


Each year, Northwestern University and the Circumnavigators Club Foundation jointly award a fellowship worth up to $9000 for an around-the-world travel research project over the three-month period between the junior and senior year. Students apply during the fall quarter, submitting a proposal and preliminary itinerary according to the guidelines listed on the web site. The winner prepares for the research project during the winter/spring quarters of his or her junior year and spends the three summer months in actual travel and on-the-scene study. At the completion of the summer and upon return to the United States, the winner submits a paper on the project and speaks to at least two Circumnavigators Foundation banquets during the succeeding nine months.

Basic Information

Opportunity Type: 

  • Grant or Fellowship

Opportunity Timeframe: 

  • Northwestern Summer Session

Opportunity Regions: 

  • Location Varies

Location Map: 

Requirements & Prerequisites


  • Undergraduate Students

Other Limits on Participation: 

Enrolled Northwestern juniors.  Must be on campus winter/spring of application year and full year upon your return from the trip.

Language Requirement: 


Academic Information

Course Credit Availability: 

  • No

Keyword Descriptors: 

  • Travel, International, fellowship, circumnavigator

Financial Information

Funding Availability: 

  • Yes



Contact Information

Wildcard Group

Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

Global Opportunity: 

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Similar Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Research Grants (Summer URGs) fund independent academic and creative work in all fields of study.  Under faculty supervision, URG winners immerse themselves in novel scholarly projects in the laboratory, the library, or the studio, on campus and around the world.  Projects must be at least eight weeks long, and students may not do any outside work during this time period.

Grants provide a $3,500 stipend with additional travel funds available for international projects.

Contact Information

Wildcard Group

Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

Global Opportunity: 

Elective Topic: