The Feinstein International Center annual summer grants program is designed to stimulate applied research in issues pertaining to complex emergencies, humanitarian assistance, refugees and other migrants, natural disasters, and food security. The grants are intended to support travel and living expenses. Funds cannot be used to cover salary, overhead, indirect costs, or the purchase of equipment. Grants are up to $3,000 for overseas positions and up to $2,000 for US-based positions.

The program is open to all students at Tufts University who have either a summer internship with an organization focused on humanitarian action, or an agreement to be hosted with such an organization while carrying out the research project. In either case, a confirming email from the organization should accompany the application.

How to apply:

Applications are due by Friday, March 30, 2018


  • Application form: Download here
  • Two to three page proposal that describes the research you will undertake
  • Resume
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Email from host organization
  • Email all materials in one zip file to

 Upon completion of the project, grant recipients are expected to:

  • Make a short presentation to Feinstein staff and faculty
  • Submit a three page report on their research capturing objectives, methodology, findings, analysis, conclusions and recommendations

Please contact Ann O’Brien with questions at



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