Barrett Global Explorers Grant

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The Barrett Global Explorers Grant funds self-designed, around-the-world research experiences. Not a true "national scholarship" - this award is open only to Barrett students in their third year of study.


Provides grants between $5,000 and $10,000 to fund multi-country summe research projects leading to the Barrett honors thesis.

Eligibility Criteria: 

To be eligible, students must be in their next-to-last year of undergraduate study and members of Barrett, the Honors College, at the time of application.  Applications are open to students in any major.

Award Requirements: 

Applicants may apply for either a $10,000 award or a $5,000 award. For the larger award, the itinerary must include a minimum of eight weeks of travel through at least five countries. For the lesser award, the itinerary must include at least five weeks of travel through at least three different countries.  Applicants who opt for the $10,000 award may be awarded a $5,000 grant, at the discretion of the selection committee.

Selection Criteria: 
  • The review committees are comprised primarily of Barrett faculty, who not only have high expectations for the academic merit of the proposals, but who also prefer applications that represent the Barrett mission and the larger ASU charter.
  • Proposals that clearly connect to the Honors thesis are strongly preferred.
  • Grant recipients should also be aware that additional financial aid regulations and policies may ultimately restrict the amount of funds that are awarded.  Applicants who receive large amounts of need-based financial aid should consult with an ASU financial aid advisor during this process.
Application Process: 

A detailed summary of the application process is provided on the 'Apply Now' page.

In summary:

  • By mid-October, applicants must submit a BGEG Prospectus and complete an intake meeting with an ONSA advisor.

  • By mid-November, applicants will submit an summary of their research proposal.

  • The review committee will review these submissions and select approximately five finalists to prepare developed proposals and present them to the final selection committee in January.


Upcoming Events: 

2020 BGEG Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, September 1 4:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2, 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Register here.

Nomination Required?: 

Eligible Students:

Candidate Profile:

Rolling to mid-October
Must Apply thru ONSA