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Weinstein Grants for Academic Year International Projects

The Office of International Education offers merit-based grants for international projects or internships undertaken abroad during the academic year. These grants are intended to foster and support a wide range of innovative ideas and activities that will enrich applicants' knowledge and appreciation of other cultures, contribute to the international identity of the University of Richmond, and productively engage the community and organization where the project will be located.

Weinstein Academic Year Grants will be limited to $2,000 per person and may only be accessed by submitting original receipts. Please note that you may not receive the total amount you request. Amounts awarded are based on available funding. More information about application procedures and project completion is available on the Weinstein Academic Year Grants Procedures page.

All full-time, continuing students, faculty, and staff are eligible to apply.

Students

Grants will be awarded for original project proposals which preferably build on student's previous experience and knowledge. Students will be funded only if they will be on campus during the semester following the project.

The University of Richmond does not permit students to use University funds to travel to countries under U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings unless the student has received specific approval from the Office of International Education. Review the University's policy for more information.

Staff

Staff members should propose projects which will expand the international content of their position and/or develop connections with their peers overseas.

Time off to complete the project should be arranged on an individual basis between the staff member and his or her supervisor prior to submitting the application. A supervisor's recommendation should refer to such an arrangement.

Faculty

Faculty members can propose projects related to teaching and/or research, with priority given to those proposals which emphasize a productively mutual engagement between the University of Richmond and the destination country or countries. All full-time teaching faculty are eligible to apply for a Weinstein Grant.