Skip to main content


Students in Nepal
Cornell students in Nepal

We strive to increase student access to information about funding for global learning experiences—and simplify the application process. This approach assures that we are allocating funding to our students in efficient, inclusive, and equitable ways.

Off-Campus Opportunity Fund

Several central units across the university use a streamlined application system called the Off-Campus Opportunity Fund to offer grants to undergraduate students for off-campus experiences.

As an undergraduate student, you use a common online application to apply for grants offered through the following central units:

  • Global Cornell: Undergraduate Student Travel Grants (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs)

  • Global Learning: Global Encounters Scholarship

  • Office of Engagement Initiatives: Community Engaged Student Grant Program

  • Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives: Student Individual Funding Sponsorship

International Research Travel Grants

Direct funding for Cornell graduate and professional students is available in the form of International Research Travel Grants sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

The goal is to encourage research and field work in countries outside the United States. Each year this competitive program supports 80 to 100 graduate and professional students from all fields of study.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Funding in the form of fellowships is offered to undergraduate, graduate and professional students through several programs: