Scholarships, Fellowships, Academic Internships, and Grants: Travel and Language Awards

This guide is designed to assist members of the Eckerd College Community in identifying scholarships, grants, academic internships, and fellowship opportunities.

International and Language Support

In addition to Eckerd College and program scholarships, there are numerous nationally funded scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply. Eckerd is happy to serve as a resource for reviewing your application(s) and offering feedback, particularly for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

We encourage you to plan at least six months for your experiences, to maximize funding and scholarships.

Please reach out to us with questions and observations.

Global Education

Kat Robinson-Scholarships and Fellowships

Allison Quatrini-International Relations Professor and former CLS, Boren, and Fulbright-funding Scholar/Fellow.


Travel Awards and Opportunities

Reminder: First Trip Funding for Trips Outside the US
First Trip provides funding for individuals traveling to countries ranked lower than Very High on the United Nations' annual Human Development Index. Passport vouchers are also available for a select number of individuals with demonstrated financial need. Currently, scholarships are awarded up to $1,500 and are determined by applicant need, destination, and availability of funds. Applicants must be a first-time traveler outside of the US, be enrolled in an accredited US college or university, pursue a college-approved program or travel opportunity in an eligible destination, and provide a brief account of the travel experience upon return. Students enrolled in accredited community colleges are encouraged to apply. Deadline: Rolling 

Fulbright Canada

The Killam Fellowships Program is an excellent opportunity for your American students to spend one semester or a full academic year studying at a university in Canada. 

Students may participate in the program either as a:

  • Direct Exchange Student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor). Applicants interested in the direct exchange program must be registered at one of the participating American universities and be planning to visit one of the participating Canadian universities.
  • Self-placed visiting student- Open Competition (applying for and registering at the host university, and paying host tuition fees). 

The award carries a value of $5,000 US per semester, and an allowance to offset the cost of health insurance.  Additional benefits include two enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON (Fall) and Washington, DC (Spring)- if the pandemic conditions allow it. 

Information on the application process available here.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact

Langauge Awards and Opportunities

More Connections to Working Internationally

Teaching English Abroad 

Teaching Fellow and Post-Graduate Internship Experiences

Other Teaching Fellowship Opportunities
Austrian-American Educational Commission 
U.S. Teaching Assistantship Program
Deadline: Mid-January

China Education Initiative:
Deadline: Early November

French Ministry of Education
Deadline: Early January

Pardada Pardadi Educational Society
Deadline: Rolling
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
Deadline: November

South Korea
English Program in Korea (EPIK)
Deadline: Rolling

North American Language and Culture Assistants 
Deadline: Early March

Other Countries
World Teach: Teaching placements available in 20 countries.
Deadline: Rolling


International Research Positions and Funding


Fulbright Canada- Mitacs Globalink internship program allows exceptional U.S. undergraduate students to do an internship in Canada during the 2021 summer semester. This program will provide high performing students with the opportunity to be part of a 10 to 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.  

 Fulbright Canada - Mitacs Globalink program

Program Summary

1.       U.S. students will come to Canada to undertake advanced research projects.

2.       Projects will cover a broad cross-section of research topics including most academic disciplines.

3.       Students will spend 10 to 12 weeks (May - October) in Canada on a research project in their area of interest.

4.       Students will be placed at a Canadian university and undertake a supervised research project.

5.       Students will have extensive opportunities for cultural, social, and recreational experiences.