Research Abroad Scholarship


Award Amount: $5,000


Objective: The Office of Undergraduate Research and Education Abroad are pleased to offer a joint application for up to 3 summer research abroad funding scholarships.This scholarship provides engaged students from across the disciplines the opportunity to significantly enhance the quality of their research through collaboration with a faculty member in a different culture. 

Eligibility: Any full-time UK undergraduate student of any major who has completed at least 1 semester (preferably 2+) of research with a faculty mentor. The student also must be returning to UK in the following Fall Semester.  




Application Opens: January 20, 2020 

Application/Letters Deadline: March 2, 2020

  • APPLY ONLINE HERE! (Preview of the Application at the  Bottom of the Page) 
  • Upload UK Faculty Letter of Recommendation HERE!
  • Upload Abroad Faculty Letter of Support Here!   

Decision Notification by April 16, 2020


Mid-Summer Update 

Due Date: July 8, 2020

Email Mid-Summer photos and captions to


Final Report

Report Deadline: August 24, 2020

Upload Report Here!


Mandatory Summer Research Meeting

Date: TBD (August 2020)

- Letters of Excuse will be available if this meeting occurs during a class or lab. Please email to request an excuse (be sure to include the professor's name).

-  Please come prepared to briefly present the research you did over the summer (will not require a poster or PowerPoint presentation)