The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs (RCGA) Summer International Research Grants fund overseas research for Middlebury College juniors and seniors preparing to write senior theses.

Call for Proposals

Students from any discipline or program whose proposed project is international in its orientation are eligible to apply. Qualified applicants include students who plan to conduct summer research when they have one, two, or three semesters remaining in their undergraduate career. The maximum award is $4500. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we haven’t yet determined whether the Rohatyn Center will be able to offer international research grants during summer 2021.

Criteria for Selection

Applications will be judged on the strength of the research design, the degree of preparation for the proposed work, the candidate’s academic record to date, the feasibility of the research project, and the need for overseas research to bring it to successful completion. Research in a foreign language, while desirable, is not a necessity.

Expectations of Grant Recipients

All grant recipients will be required to do the following:

  • In the current spring semester, attend the RCGA overseas research workshop (special arrangements will be made for students studying abroad).
  • In September following the research, submit a report of no more than 750 words outlining the work accomplished to date.
  • In the fall following the research, participate in a meeting to discuss the status of the project.
  • Complete the thesis.
  • In the final semester, present the results of the research in a public forum.


Charlotte Tate
Associate Director
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Middlebury College

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Robert A. Jones 59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753