Travel & Research

Requests for funding during the 2020-21 year will be considered at reduced award levels given our virtual environment.

Funding Overview

An internationally engaged faculty is vital to the Dickey Center mission of promoting international understanding at Dartmouth. The Dickey Center invites faculty to submit grants for support of up to $3500 for international research and up to $600 for international conference travel.  Only one grant per faculty member is allowed within 12 months of previous funding.

Please see the growing list of grants made by the Dickey Center to internationally-engaged scholarship at Dartmouth. 

International Research Travel

International research travel grants of up to $3500 allow travel abroad to access scholarly resources and/or engage with international research partners. Review criteria will include:

  • the quality of the proposal
  • alignment of scholarship with one or more of the Dickey Center's five "pillars": security, global health, the environment/Arctic, human development, and/or gender
  • alignment of scholarship with the Dickey Center's emphasis on globally-engaged, policy-relevant research
  • the likelihood that research will lead to a policy-relevant publication and/or public outreach
  • evidence of additional support from home department, Dean of Faculty, or other resources in addition to the request from the Dickey Center

International Conference Travel

Grants of up to $600 are made to faculty traveling internationally to present scholarship at international conferences. Preference will be given to requests for travel by faculty presenting scholarship that is aligned with one or more of the Dickey Center's five "pillar" areas of scholarship: security, global health, the environment/Arctic, human development, and gender.


Grant recipients will be asked to submit a brief report of up to 500 words and at least one photo relevant to grant activities to be used in Dickey Center outreach and communications.

Due Dates

Funding applications must be received at least one term prior to intended activity. For 2020-21, due dates are:

  • August 14, 2020 for 2020 Fall Term Activities (Oct-Dec 2020)
  • November 15, 2020 for 2021 Winter Term Activities (Jan-Mar 2021)
  • February 7, 2021 for 2021 Spring Term Activities (Apr-Jun 2021)
  • May 8, 2021 for 2021 Summer Term Activities (Jul-Sep 2021)