The Quandt Fund for International Research

The politics of any country occurs within the context of culture, history, resources, and geography. Anyone who has traveled abroad knows that experiencing these complex realities for oneself is essential to understanding. For undergraduates, travel abroad is a profound horizon-expanding experience that gives a vivid personal meaning to the facts and theories learned in the classroom. For graduate students, the possibility of research abroad expands the options of research topics and opens new worlds of data and contacts. For faculty members, grants allow continued contact with changing international realities and open opportunities for international collaborative research.

The Quandt Fund for International Research was established in honor of William B. Quandt, professor emeritus in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. The Fund’s objective is to encourage personal contact with global reality at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels by helping to defray the costs of overseas field research.

Grants of up to $3000 are made to:

  • Politics students, undergraduate and graduate, for international study in any region or country, including structured programs and individual research
  • Politics faculty, for research abroad