Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant

Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant


Jointly funded by Northwestern University and the Chicago Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club, the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant Program offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  The winner will receive a $9,000 award to spend the summer travelling to at least five different countries (excluding the U.S. and Canada) on at least three different continents.  Applicants must be full-time Northwestern juniors; applicants must be on campus during the winter/spring of the their junior year and their entire senior year to be eligible.  During the trip, the winner will study/research a topic of her/his choosing. 


Basic Information

Opportunity Type: 

  • Grant or Fellowship

Opportunity Timeframe: 

  • Northwestern Summer Session

Opportunity Start Year: 


Opportunity Location: 

  • International

Opportunity Regions: 

  • Location Varies

Location Map: 

Requirements & Prerequisites


  • Undergraduate Students

Other Limits on Participation: 

Must have Junior standing, and be on campus the winter/spring quarters before the trip and entire following year.

Language Requirement: 


Academic Information

Course Credit Availability: 

  • No

Subject Area(s): 

  • Any, Computing and Mathematics, Creative/Performing Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Journalism, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Keyword Descriptors: 

  • International, Research, Summer, world, around the world, Travel

Financial Information

Funding Availability: 

  • Yes



Type of Payment Available: 

  • Stipend

Contact Information

Sponsors & Partners

NU Sponsor: 

Office of Undergraduate Research

International and/or External Opportunity Partners: 

Wildcard Group

Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

Global Opportunity: 

Elective Topic: 

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: