Barrett Global Explorers Grant

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The Barrett Global Explorers Grant (BGEG) supports globally-focused summer research experiences that lead to the Barrett Honors Thesis.  The BGEG is unique in that it is not a true "national scholarship" - this award is open only to Barrett students in their third year of study.


Provides grants of up to $5,000 to fund a summer research experience focused on a global topic that supports the completion of a 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 domestic travel, international travel, or a combination of both.
    • Applicants who opt for international travel may only travel to one foreign country.
    • Applicants who opt for domestic travel must still propose topics that are “global” in nature.

  • Applicants must propose an itinerary that is feasible within the $5,000 budget.

  • The grant proposal must discuss their safety protocols, vis-à-vis the pandemic.

  • All travel plans are subject to approval by the Provost’s Office.
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:

  1. Applicants submit a BGEG Prospectus and complete an intake meeting with an ONSA advisor.

  2. Applicants submit a five-page summary of their research proposal.

  3. The review committee will review these submissions and select finalists to prepare developed proposals and present them to the final selection committee.

  4. Finalists prepare a ten-page proposal and a ten-minute presentation for the final selection committee.


Nomination Required?: 

Eligible Students:

Candidate Profile:

Rolling to late November
Must Apply thru ONSA