Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

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National Deadline: Sept. 28, 2015 for winter/spring travel. February 22, 2016 for summer travel.
Official Website and Application


The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

The Award

The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who are interested in international collaboration but have had limited opportunities to travel abroad.
The proposed time abroad should be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations.

During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.

The number of recipients and exact amount of money awarded may vary from year to year. The award is distributed twice per year, during Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter cycles and the anticipated value of a fellowship is $2,500.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
  • Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States

The Application

Please see official Website for application details.

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