Mellon Research Grant

Call for proposals

Through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the integration of study abroad with students’ senior-level work back on campus, we invite students planning to study abroad in Fall 2015 and faculty to submit joint research proposals.  Students should develop proposals in conjunction with their faculty mentors to fund independent research abroad.  Highest priority will be given to proposals that will lead to independent senior work.  Depending on the specifics of the proposed research, these research grants will be between $1000 and $2500, and will be designed to cover research costs.  Students should specify the research costs that will be funded by the grant.  They can propose to carry out this research either during the time of their study abroad or immediately after their study abroad experience.

Faculty should indicate that they have agreed to work with a designated student or students who will be studying abroad, and may mentor one or more students.  Faculty may also work with students on faculty research projects where appropriate as long as students have an opportunity to produce a product which they can call their own.  Where relevant, research projects will also need to be reviewed by the College’s Institutional Review Board.


Deadline for proposals from Middlebury College students for student research abroad should be submitted via email by Saturday, February 22, 2015

Deadline for proposals from students from colleges and universities other than Middlebury who will be studying at C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad should be submitted via email by April 5, 2015.

Please submit proposals to the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs at

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about what projects might be eligible for funding under this grant, please contact:

Charlotte Tate
Associate Director
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Robert A. Jones '59 House 114
Tel: 802-443-5795
Fax: 802-443-2050

Mellon Research Grant Proposal Form as PDF