Graduate Funding Information Service

November 5, 2020

Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 11, 2021, noon Pacific Time

  • For UW graduate, professional, or undergraduate students
  • Includes $23,000 for eight months of travel
  • Restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents

The Bonderman Fellowship offers University of Washington graduate, professional, and undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. Administered by the University Honors Program and the Graduate School, Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways. Fellows may not participate in a program or organization, engage in formal study at a foreign university, conduct research or other academic projects, or travel with an organized group. Bonderman Fellowships are intended to introduce students to cultures, peoples, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Washington Bonderman travel is on hiatus. Applications will be accepted and students selected as awardees in 2021 to ensure that students do not miss the window of eligibility. When the UW determines that international travel is again possible, awardees will be able to commence their Bonderman travel. Please be aware that travel will likely not resume for some time.

Click here for more information, including how to apply.