Check back in late fall 2020 to see the application period dates for the 2021 grant.
Applicants must be:
Enrollment status and academic standing will be verified by the University.
In addition, the recipient of the Globetrotter Grant must agree to prepare a report of the trip that will be posted on this website as a guide and inspiration to future applicants. The report is due one month after the recipient’s return to the United States or by Oct. 25, 2020, whichever occurs first. Pictures would be nice, too, but aren’t required.
The proposal – the essay part of the application – is limited to three (3) pages and should be written to persuade the Board that you are the applicant who should receive the Globetrotter Grant for Texas A&M University. Ingenuity and creativity are encouraged, recommendations and transcripts are not.
Remember that the Globetrotter Grant is designed for an adventurous individual whose plans are not limited to participating in a study-abroad program.
The first 50 applications received by midnight 2/12/2020, (as recorded by the email time stamp) will be acknowledged and read by members of the Board, and will be eligible for the award.
The Board reserves the right to post winning proposals and reports on the website.
1. Confirm that you meet the Applicant Requirements.
2. Create a Cover Page to send with your Proposal and provide the following information:
3. Write a proposal of up to three (3) pages to persuade the Globetrotter Board that you are the applicant who should receive the Globetrotter Grant. Follow the Trip Proposal Requirements.
4. Compile your completed Globetrotter Grant application—Cover Page, and Proposal of no more than three pages—and name the file using the following convention:
5. Email your completed Globetrotter Grant application—in either PDF or Microsoft Word format—to tamu [*DOT*] globetrotter [*AT*] gmail [*DOT*] com.
The application deadline is midnight Wednesday, 2/12/2020. The first 50 applications received by the deadline—as recorded by the email time stamp—will be acknowledged and read by members of the Board, and will be eligible for the award.
The Globetrotter Grant is awarded to supplement a planned trip to any country outside the United States, not a study-abroad program. Some winners have participated in study-abroad programs, but their grants were awarded for trips they planned themselves, outside of their programs.
See Grant Winners for examples of successful applications and subsequent trip reports.