The Center for Translation and Global Literacy gives annual Student Travel Grants to outstanding University of Iowa undergraduate or graduate students to support travel associated with translation projects, translation-related research projects, or community engagement projects involving translation.

The 2024 application process is now open. Please email Kathleen Maris Paltrineri at to express your interest in applying and to receive an application form. The deadline to apply is January 22, 2024. Click here for more information.


  • Currently enrolled University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate students who are traveling abroad or in the United States to do work that is feasible only on location, such as interviewing an author or translator, doing research in a particular archive, or working with a community organization to gain professional development experience.
  • Priority is given to projects involving travel abroad.
  • Priority is given to students enrolled in the BA in Translation, MFA in Literary Translation, minor in Translation for Global Literacy, other degree programs in The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, or World Languages degree programs in the College of Education.


  • Up to five grants per year are awarded.
  • Awards vary according to travel location and duration of stay; they are generally in the range of $1500 to $2500.


  • Grant recipients travel during summer or winter break, and the duration of stay must be at least three weeks.
  • CTGL Student Travel Grants may be used in conjunction with other awards, fellowships, or scholarships, such as the Stanley Awards for International Research.