Christianson Grant

Grants to support significant, self-arranged work abroad programs

The Christianson Grant is awarded to individuals who have arranged their own work abroad programs. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component. The grant program does not support independent research projects or academic study abroad programs.

Deadline Information

Deadline 1: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Deadline 2: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Deadline 3: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be...

  • U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
  • Between the ages of 18 and 28
  • Participating in a work, internship or volunteer abroad program*
  • Committed to a program duration of at least six months
  • Willing to submit a written report upon completion of their program

* International work must not be part of a degree requirement or for class credit.

Application Process

Christianson Grants are awarded three times a year. Applications must be received by March 15, July 15, or October 15.

The application consists of two essays, two letters of recommendation, a resume, and a $50 application fee.  Telephone interviews may be conducted as part of the application process.

Full application instructions are provided on the foundation website.