Student Travel Fund

The Department of Russian and East European Studies invites applications to our Student Travel Fund from currently enrolled Penn undergraduate and graduate students. These monies support summer travel generally related to the study of Russian and other languages of the REES region undertaken outside the United States. While award amounts are flexible and depend on a number of factors, in the past, awards have tended to be between $500 and $1500. Preference may be given to REES majors and minors, students who have presented at the Slavic Bazaar, and/or applications that include a formal language training component.
REES Travel Award Application Form
Applicants should use the form linked above to submit a one-page application that includes:

  • a short description of the purpose of travel,
  • a short description of the program of study, if applicable,
  • an overall budget for the trip, and
  • the amount requested and the purpose for which funds will be applied (tuition, airfare, &c.).

Applications may be submitted by email to and must be received by Monday, March 18, 2024.