The 2016 application period for the Tisch Summer Fellows: International program is now closed. Please email Maggie McMorrow with any questions, and join the Tisch College contact list to receive updates about future opportunities.
The Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF) International program supports undergraduate, graduate and professional students working on creative, self-designed projects with an active citizenship theme. TSF provides financial support to help students bring their international initiatives to life. We recommend that TSF projects be led by a group of two or more Tufts undergraduate, graduate or professional school students, although individuals with very strong proposals are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted from official and unofficial Tufts groups or organizations.
Please review all application requirements. An application will not be considered complete unless all materials have been received by the deadline. Before you complete the application, be sure to prepare these materials for submission:
For each member of your group, you will be asked to provide his or her name, email address, phone number and expected year of graduation.
Group projects may receive up to $4,000 and individual projects may receive up to $2,000, though your project may be awarded less funding than you applied for. In your application you will be asked to upload a budget document which:
Please also be prepared to briefly share other funds or in-kind donations you’ve received or a plan to seek those funds.
Preferred format is in Excel with columns for • Item • Vendor/Source • Quantity • Unit Price • Total Cost (per unit) • Explanation of Need • Indicate if a priority item to be supported by requested TSF funds.
In your application you will be asked to upload a project timeline that includes major events and actions. Please be as precise as possible – if a specific date is not yet scheduled, identify the week or month an activity will occur. Please also include relevant deadlines connected to preparing for your major events.
Developing this timeline is an opportunity to look at a project from a high-level perspective: Are you developing three days of workshops or spreading workshops out over three months? Are you avoiding major holidays or other conflicts? Are you giving yourself enough time to prepare?
You may submit this timeline in whatever format you find most helpful for your project.
Letters of Support
You will be asked to upload 2 letters of support, one from a community representative and one from a Tufts faculty or staff member. Letters should include:
In 50-100 words per answer, you will be asked to respond to the following prompts:
If you have any questions, please contact Maggie McMorrow, Program Associate, at Maggie.McMorrow@tufts.edu or 617-617-3076.