Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev, in Israel, offers two Undergraduate Research Travel Grants to students from North America who will be studying at the university for a semester or academic year to support study-related projects before, during, or after their study abroad at BGU. The grants, of $2,500 each, may be used to continue or develop a research project with a faculty supervisor from the recipient’s home institution, supplement work in the BGU internship program, engage in independent study with a BGU faculty supervisor, or pursue an independent project for personal or academic development.
Candidates must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university in the U.S. or Canada and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better. Candidates must also submit an application for BGU’s Overseas Student Program (OSP) for a semester- or year-long plan of study or full-time internship. The fellowship application will require information and short essays in addition to the OSP application.
Selection will be based on applicants’ personal essays and past academic performance, as well as the feasibility of the projects they propose. Funds will not be awarded until there is confirmation that the project will move forward. Transcripts and reference letters from each applicant’s OSP application will also factor into the decision.