Study Abroad Opportunities


The Richmond B. Williams Traveling Fellowship

The department’s Williams Fellowship supports summer research projects requiring foreign travel, with grants of up to $6000.00.

The competition is open to any Columbia College junior majoring in English and Comparative Literature. 

Recipients of the award must undertake a significant piece of independent scholarship based on their research in the senior year – either as an independent study (either term), or as part of the Senior Essay program (in the spring semester). 

The application consists of:

(1) A completed application form, which includes the name of a faculty member who has agreed to sponsor the project (note: your faculty sponsor should also be, in principle, willing to advise your writing project the following year), and the names of two additional faculty who are willing to be contacted by the selection committee for further references

(2) A detailed proposal of no more than two pages single-spaced.  This proposal should include the intellectual rationale for the research project, the particular sites and sources that you plan to visit and consult, and a breakdown of your estimated budget. 

(2) A current transcript (including courses currently in progress, via SSOL).

 (4) A completed School Sponsorship Application

Note:  It is highly recommended that applicants review Columbia’s Undergraduate International Travel Policy before and during the application process.