Study abroad funding
There are a variety of Northwestern grant and fellowship opportunities for students MENA Languages planning on studying abroad in the MENA region. Early planning and early application
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
- The Baker Program
The Baker Program in Undergraduate Research at Weinberg College offers grants to support undergraduate students in independent research, creative work, and presentations at academic conferences. These grants are funded by the Weinberg College Dean’s Office and Weinberg College alumni, including the Baker family, whose support makes these undergraduate research grants possible.
- Academic Year Research Grant
Academic Year URGs provide up to $1,000 to pay for your research expenses to do an independent academic or creative project in any field. The project must be connected to an independent study or thesis seminar.
- Summer Research Grant
providea $3,500 stipend to cover living and research expenses for eight weeks of full-time independent academic and creative work, in all fields of study, under faculty supervision.
- Summer Undergraduate Language Grants
These grants provide up to $5,000 (up to 75% of total expenses) towards the cost of intensive summer language study either in the US or abroad. The program’s goal is to fund students for whom this language training is central to the achievement of specific academic or professional goals.
- Summer Internship Grant Program
Administered by Northwestern Career Advancement, the Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) supports students participating in unpaid internships. Primarily for students who have an unpaid internship or summer experience in an industry that traditionally does not pay their interns. However, it is also a career development program to enrich important learning opportunities as students engage in summer experiences.
- Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant
A once-in-a-lifetime $9,500 grant to spend the summer traveling the world, researching a topic of your choice.
- American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) provides summer fellowship for advanced Turkish Language study at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.
- The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.
- The Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI) offers Boren Scholars and Fellows the opportunity for intensive study of Turkish through a combination of domestic and overseas programs. The domestic summer portion of TURFLI is hosted by the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Applicants are encouraged to visit https://turfli.wisc.edu/ and to contact 608-265-4149 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the structure and curriculum of the summer program.
- The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.