Students who are awarded a Dean Rusk Grant will be required to sign a form agreeing to the following conditions. Failure to abide by any of the requirements may result in forfeiture of the grant funds and in Honor Code charges.

  1. The student agrees to: 1) Use the funds for the project proposed; 2) Abide by any additional requirements mandated by the Dean Rusk International Studies Program or the International Education Committee (IEC) stated in the grant letter; and, 3) Contact Dean Rusk for approval of any changes to the trip before they occur.
  2. Students must complete the Travel and Registration information on the Education Abroad Website. All students receiving academic credit for their summer grant MUST complete a study abroad summer study application.
  3. Grant recipients must obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for any project involving human subjects. Projects that involve conducting interviews with people in a foreign country, administering surveys or questionnaires, and even the use of archival data that originally comes from human subjects, will all require IRB approval. Many projects that involve minimal risk to participants are exempt from full IRB review. However, students must complete the necessary form to request an exemption. IRB information can be found here: Human Subjects IRB.
  4. As proof that the funds were used as specified in the IEC approved proposal, the student will collect receipts totaling the amount of the grant or greater, complete the grant report form, and write a reflective essay about the experience. These requirements will be completed and submitted to the Dean Rusk International Studies Program Office within two weeks after the start of the next semester.
  5. Students may be required to repay a portion or all of the grant if they choose to terminate the trip early or their trip is cancelled for any reason unless other arrangements are made with the Director of the Dean Rusk Program.  The Dean Rusk Director retains the authority to determine the sum of any reimbursement due from the student. 
  6. Students must attend a post arrival debrief session. Students are required to participate in one event dedicated towards sharing their Dean Rusk experience the following semester (panel, first year orientation, etc). This event will be hosted by the Dean Rusk Office unless otherwise discussed.

All student payments are issued by direct deposit. If you need information regarding direct deposit contact the Controller's Office in Jackson Court 3.

For more information contact our Program Coordinator, Melinda Zweifel at