The Dean Rusk International Studies Program awards grants to Davidson students and faculty members for research, study, service, internships, and experiential learning abroad.
Grants are awarded twice each year: once in the fall, for projects during Winter Break and spring semester, and once in the spring, for summer, fall and year-long projects. Applications are reviewed by the Dean Rusk International Studies Program's staff and awarded by the Faculty Advisory Committee.
Grant Application Deadlines
Fall 2012: Friday, October 26. Spring 2013: Friday, February 22
Grant Applications are due electronically to the Dean Rusk Fellow by 5 pm.
General Student Travel Grants
The NEW common application encompasses proposals for the Dean Rusk Travel Grant, Abernethy Grant and the Kemp Scholarship. Students who are applying for a grant to travel abroad independently or in association with a non-Davidson program should use this application.
Dean Rusk / Pulitzer Center Travel Reporting Grants
Each year two Davidson students are selected to receive grants of up to $4,000 in order to complete an independent multimedia international reporting project. The project should focus on a systemic issue of global importance that is under-reported or unreported in the US mainstream media. The grant recipients will receive training, support and mentorship from staff at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and will have their work featured on the Pulitzer Center website.
This past summer Edith Nicolaou-Griffin '15 documented youth narratives of the Greek debt crisis and had an article published in the Huffington Post. Her work can be accessed here.
Past winners: Anna Van Hollen '12 and Coleen Jose '12
Students who are applying for a Dean Rusk/Pulitzer Center Traveling Reporting Grant should use this application.
We have some special grant funds to serve students with particular interests, such as medical volunteerism in developing countries or experiential learning in the Middle East.
A complete list of special funds can be found here
The grant program has grown considerably since it began in 1985. In the 1985-86 academic year, $7,075 was distributed among 9 students. During the 2007-08 academic year, grants awarded grew to over $165,000, divided among over 120 students, and over $200,000 was distributed among over 100 students in 2010-2011.
Check out the Dean Rusk Grant FAQs and Grant Requirements
For more information contact the Dean Rusk Fellow, Mallika Kirti: 704-894-2170