The Dean Rusk International Studies Program awards grants to Davidson students and faculty members for research, study, service, internships, and experiential learning abroad.

Grants are awarded twice each year–once in the fall, for projects during winter break, and once in the spring, for summer projects. Applications are reviewed by the Dean Rusk International Studies Program staff and by the faculty International Education Committee.

The goals of the student-grant program are to facilitate student interaction with diverse cultures, languages, environments, standards of living, and political climates and to encourage independent student research. To achieve this, the International Education Committee has shown a strong preference for long-term independent projects that have a high degree of cultural interaction.

Information Sessions

Information sessions on Dean Rusk and Pulitzer Center Project travel grants will be held during fall semester. Stay tuned to Wildcat Sync and the Dean Rusk International Studies Program Instagram for updates, or email Daniel Crocker at to set up an appointment.