Weinstein Grants for Summer International Projects

International Education offers merit-based grants for international projects or internships undertaken abroad during the summer. 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.

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


Students should apply for Weinstein Grant funding, which if awarded provides assistance for airfare costs, using the URSF application process. Grants will be awarded for international internships or for original project proposals which preferably build on student's previous experience and knowledge. Student athletes who are unable to study abroad during the academic year may also apply for airfare costs for summer international study using the Gateway Abroad application portal. 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 Alert Level 3 and 4 unless the student has received specific approval from the Office of International Education. Review the University's policy for more information.

Staff and Faculty

In the case of staff and faculty, grants will be limited to $3,500 per person and may only be accessed by submitting travel expense receipts in Chrome River for reimbursement. Staff and faculty, please note that you may not receive the total amount you request. Amounts awarded are based on available funding and your budget request.

More information about application procedures and project completion is available on the Weinstein Summer Grants Procedures page.

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 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.

Interested in Funding for Academic Year Projects? Visit the Weinstein Academic Year Grants page for more information.