Supplemental Research/Travel Grants

The Buffett Institute encourages undergraduate involvement in the intellectual life of the University and around the world.

The Buffett Supplemental Research/Travel Grants program is designed to provide supplemental funding to Northwestern undergraduates to complete or enhance research, internships, project work, or other non-traditional experiences. Students may also use it toward travel to present their research at a professional conference in their field.

Buffett supplemental grants are awarded up to $2,000.


  • Applicants must have already been awarded a primary grant such as an Undergraduate Research Grant or Weinberg grant for research
  • Only proposals including international travel expenses will be considered.
  • The focus of the proposed activity must be relevant to contemporary global issues.
  • Grant cannot be used towards program fees or tuition for study abroad, internship, or volunteer programs.

In order for your proposal to be considered it must be submitted by November 5 (for academic year opportunities) or May 5 (for summer opportunities). Create a FluidReview account to apply online today.

Email Catherine Miano with any questions.