The College of Engineering’s Dado and Maria Banatao GLOBE Center seeks to encourage engineering students to explore engineering careers overseas and to increase students’ understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion globally.
To achieve this, we have established a travel funding program to support undergraduate engineering majors seeking to undertake a summer corporate, institutional, or academic research internships abroad. As part of the scholarship, students will be required to present in a poster session in the semester following their internship, their personal investigation of an under-represented or economically disenfranchised population in the host country.
For more information about the program details, please download the slides here:
Who is eligible to apply?
College of Engineering undergraduates in good academic standing, with a priority given to those who are receiving financial aid, have never been outside of the United States, and are traveling to a culture and/or country with which they are unfamiliar. Corporate or Academic Internship must have support from a faculty member. DEI Study must also be approved.
When should I apply?
Fall 2019 Application is open now for Summer 2020 (stay tuned for future semesters updates).
The application process will involve an initial indication of intent through a Google form application with a follow-up full proposal due February 14, 2020. Funding amounts will be determined on a case-by-case basis after submission of the final proposal. Priority will be given to students on financial aid, students who have never traveled abroad, and those students considering an internship in a country and culture with which they are not familiar.
Deadline: November 15th, 2019, Noon (12 PM)
We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. GLOBE Center staff are happy to assist with thinking through internship and study options and, where possible, with outreach to contacts in target countries. Drop us an email or stop by the office if you have any questions!