Ansari Travel Scholarship in Religion and International Affairs


The Ansari Travel Scholarship in Religion and International Affairs

Description: The Ansari Travel Scholarship in Religion and International Affairs will provide $2,500 in financial support for one undergraduate student each year to travel to carry out research, attend specialized training programs, or participate in an internship related to the study of religion in international affairs.

Since at least the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90s, religion has become a crucial feature of global affairs. Whether used by groups as a language of resistance to what they see as injustice, or by governments to oppress citizens, the role of religion in international and domestic political life is complex and highly sensitive to specific contexts and cultures. The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict’s student research awards are grounded in the conviction that students experience exponential learning and growth when they can travel and learn firsthand about other cultures and societies. Critical to our vision is preparing the next generation of citizens and leaders to think more deeply and clearly about how religion influences and shapes world affairs.

Eligibility and Process: To be eligible for the Ansari Scholarship, the student must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student, demonstrate financial need as defined by the university, and have a 3.0 or higher cumulative average GPA (non-weighted). Students will be selected based upon the strength of their proposed project (a research project, training program, or internship) and its ability to contribute to their overall program of study and career development. The scholarship may be renewed, but students must re-apply each year. The program will be open to students from any major. Scholarship recipients will present their research findings or program/internship experiences at a Center event upon their return and will become ambassadors of the Center in their future endeavors.

Details and Application Form:

Undergraduates from all majors and years of study are encouraged to apply:


Matt Correa

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