Info Circle

The Dean Rusk Student Travel Grant Application for Summer 2024 is now LIVE!  Be sure to review the application checklist and schedule an appointment with a Dean Rusk staff member to get started. Apply by February 1, 2024.

The Dean Rusk International Studies Program awards grants to Davidson students and faculty members for service, research, internships, study, 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.  Dean Rusk funds are not, with very few exceptions, to be used to pay for external program fees. Students seeking to apply for Dean Rusk grants that include such fees are strongly encouraged to speak with the Dean Rusk Program Director before doing so.

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 Jane Mangan  at to set up an appointment.