Undergraduate Research in Study Abroad


Undergraduate research and education abroad experiences are two high-impact practices that have a transformative effect on students (Kuh, 2008) and that contribute to KSU's R2 Roadmap. The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of Global Education are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to facilitate undergraduate research in education abroad programs at Kennesaw State University.

Global Education will fund at least three awards of up to $5,000 for faculty-led education abroad programs that incorporate research approved by the Office of Undergraduate Research. These awards are meant to help cover faculty expenses to reduce the overall cost of the program and make the program more affordable for students. Additional funds for the research, if necessary, can be obtained through the URCA program in the Office of Undergraduate Research. 

If you have questions, please email Education Abroad (educationabroad@kennesaw.edu) or the Office of Undergraduate Research (our@kennesaw.edu). 

    1. Faculty are eligible if they have an approved faculty-led proposal to study abroad. For more details about proposing an education abroad experience, please click here.
    2. There must be an undergraduate research component to the education abroad experience.
    1. Applications are due September 20, 2023 at 11:59pm.
    2. Applicants will be notified by September 27, 2023.
    3. To apply, click here.
  • Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 

    1. The degree to which the undergraduate research experience is related to the education abroad site.
    2. The degree to which the undergraduates are involved in meaningful research that can lead to a presentation at the Symposium of Student Scholars and/or other conferences.
    3. The degree to which the syllabus meets the undergraduate research guidelines for the It's About Engagement initiative. 
    1. The project should meet the definition for undergraduate research from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR): "A mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge."
    2. The project should be presented at the Symposium of Student Scholars or other appropriate venue.
    3. The syllabus includes a critical reflection and meets the Undergraduate Research Guidelines for the It's About Engagement initiative.
  • At the end of the program, faculty will be asked to complete this survey, and students will be asked to complete this survey