Challenge Grants


Meet the challenge, gain the funding!

SRAS Challenge Grants are "stackable" - apply for as many as four at a time. The awards and challenges can be combined to boost your funding as far as you can.

Apply for your SRAS study abroad program first. Once you open an application for your program you will have access to our grant funding application.

Media Awards: Write, Research, Create

Minority Serving Institutions

Explorer Awards

Consecutive Programs

Matching Scholarship and Honored Groups

Group Discounts

Program F.A.Q.

What are the deadlines? The deadline for the grant application is the same as the deadline for the corresponding academic program the student intends to apply the grant to. So, if the student is applying to an academic program with Oct 15 listed the application deadline, applications for the grant should be in by Oct 15.

What if I am not currently a student anywhere? Not a problem. For more on eligibility issues, please see our "Getting Started" page on academics.

Can I really apply for multiple awards? Yes. The only SRAS award that cannot be combined with another award is the award associated with Home and Abroad Scholars, a program that offers $5,000-$10,000 for a semester or academic year abroad.

What if I am not a US citizen? Not a problem. For any writing-oriented awards, you will need native or near-native English skills. For more on eligibility issues, please see our "Getting Started" page on academics.

Several of these options are listed as dedicated to Charles Braver. Why? These grants are dedicated in memory of Charles Braver, an educator who worked for many years to promote and practice cross-cultural teaching and learning as well as geographical and intellectual exploration.

Who Was Charles Braver?


Havana, Cuba;
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan;
Warsaw, Poland;
Irkutsk, Russia;
Moscow, Russia;
St. Petersburg, Russia;
Vladivostok, Russia;
Kyiv, Ukraine


See individual grant listings.