IES Abroad Research Grants

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IES Abroad offers research grants at IES Abroad center locations for faculty from full member and associate member consortium schools. Research associates will be in residence at any IES Abroad Center for up to one month over a summer or semester program. Researchers should be prepared to deliver up to two guest lectures in IES Abroad courses, and the research should relate to the Center's curriculum. Please note adjunct faculty and faculty who teach exclusively in graduate programs are not eligible.

IES Abroad will provide:

  • Assistance with introductions for research and introduce faculty members to local colleagues on-site
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Housing allowance of $1,200 

Nomination Deadlines:

  • October 1, 2018 for Spring 2019
  • December 1, 2018 for Summer 2019
  • March 15, 2019 for Fall 2019

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

How to Nominate

Complete the nomination form and upload the following documents:

1) Nomination from a department chair or Dean

One single-spaced page or less addressing:

  • The applicant’s qualifications for conducting this research at this location.
  • The applicant’s contribution to his/her home university.
  • The connection between the recommender and applicant.

2) Letter describing the applicant’s research 

One single-spaced page or less addressing:

  • What type of research do you plan to conduct? 
  • Why did you choose the IES Abroad location?
  • How does your research relate to the Center's existing curriculum?
  • What do you hope to contribute and gain while conducting your research and delivering guest lectures at the Center?

3) Applicant's Curriculum Vitae

  • Employment history
  • Education
  • Published works
  • Presentations
  • Language abilities
  • International experience


Please email [email protected].