Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for Studies

For Graduate Students only.

GSS manages the Freeman Foundation Grant for internships in East or Southeast Asia. 

This grant awards up to $6,550 to a student completing an unpaid or low-paying internship in multiple countries.

Find out more here or contact Patrick Murphy at [email protected].

For Graduate Students only.

The Elliott School strongly encourages students to integrate their studies with practical international internship experiences. To help with this goal, GSS offers a limited number of competitive grants for Elliott School graduate students participating in unpaid or low-pay international internships. Currently enrolled Elliott School graduate students may seek an International Internship Grant via the online application

This grant awards up to $3,000 and is designed to help defray the costs of an international internship, not to fully fund the experience. Students are encouraged to research outside funding sources before submitting a grant proposal.

Find out more here or contact Patrick Murphy at [email protected].

Graduate Students studying at Waseda University during the Spring or Fall Semester only.

This endowment fund was established in 2014 by Daniel and Mary Videtto. This fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduate student in the Elliott School of International Affairs who studies abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Applicants must apply through GW Passport, and meet all eligible study abroad guidelines outlined here.

Contact Patrick Murphy at [email protected] for more information.

For Undergraduate and Graduate Elliott students.

Elliott School undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for financial support for the purpose of advancing the mission of the school and helping students attain their academic and career goals. Proposed activities include but are not limited to travel, conference, research and unpaid internship support. Find out more about this award here.

This award provides up to $1,500 for student support and resources.

Contact Jonathan Walker at [email protected] for more information.


Applications for Fall 2019 have closed. Please check back in for Spring 2020 award deadlines.

For Undergraduate Students only.

To qualify for this award, applicants must be supervised by a full-time faculty member, and register for one of the following courses: IAFF 3198 Independent Study and Research; IAFF 4191 Senior Seminar; IAFF 4199 Senior Thesis, or an Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars course. This awards up to $1,500 towards research.

Applicants must complete this online application and attach a signed faculty advisor form.

Contact Jonathan Walker at [email protected] for more information.


October 18 for Fall semester

February 15 for Spring semester