The College of Liberal Arts’ Global Studies degree program has four funding opportunities available to members of the Temple University community. The Global Scholar Grants, Student Organization Grants and Graduate Student Research Grants help students to go global either through research or studying abroad. The Event Grants, meanwhile, enable student groups and faculty members to host global events at Temple.
Global Scholar and Student Organization Grants for Undergraduate Study Abroad
As a component of the Global Studies degree, majors are required to fulfill a regional enrichment requirement, which is designed to provide students with expertise in a specific geographic region of the world. The Global Scholar Grant is intended for Global Studies majors who opt to undertake a study abroad experience of at least six weeks and six credits to fulfill their regional enrichment requirement. Awards may include:
- Up to $1,500 for summer programs
- Up to $3,000 for a semester abroad
- Up to $5,000 for an academic year abroad
A limited number of scholarships will be awarded, and awards will be allocated based on merit and need.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduates in the Global Studies major, have demonstrated financial need, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. All Global Studies majors in good standing who meet these criteria are encouraged to apply.
To apply, students must complete the application form. Questions about the scholarship should be directed to Danielle K. Scherer, the Assistant Director of Global Studies, at email@example.com.
- Summer Sessions: February 15th
- Fall Term & Academic Year: April 1st
- Spring Term: October 1st
Student Organization Grants
As an interdisciplinary program with both global and regional components, the Global Studies program seeks to support CLA-affiliated student organizations, both graduate and undergraduate, in undertaking activities with an international or global focus, including speakers, workshops, conferences, performances, film screenings, field trips, and other activities. Any College of Liberal Arts-affiliated student organization may apply for grants of up to $500.
Applications should consist of a brief (one page) description of the proposed global or internationally-oriented activities, together with a detailed budget of costs as well as any available co-funding from other sources. Preference will be given to proposals with anticipated or (preferably) confirmed co-financing from other departments, programs, or outside sources of funding.
All applications are due by October 15th, and award announcements will be made by November. All funds must be spent in their entirety by June 30th of the same academic year.
Applications, as well as any questions, may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Studies Event Grants are available to College of Liberal Arts faculty to host public events with an international or global focus, including lectures, speakers series, workshops, conferences, performances, and film screenings. All sponsored events must be public and open to all members of the Temple community.
Any faculty member (tenure-track or nontenure-track) may apply for grants of up to $1,000 for a single event such as a speaker, $1,500 for conferences and workshops, and $2,000 for ongoing activities such as speakers series.
Applications should consist of a brief (one-page) description of the proposed event or events, together with a detailed budget of costs as well as any available co-funding from other sources.
Preference will be given to interdisciplinary proposals with participation from more than one CLA department; to proposals which help to support ongoing communities of students and faculty; and to proposals with anticipated or (preferably) confirmed co-financing from other departments, programs, or outside sources of funding.
All applications are due by April 1st for the subsequent academic year and award announcements will be made by April 15th. Funds will be made available starting on July 1st, and must be spent in their entirety by June 30th.