Application Details

Friday, March 6, 2020 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
Application must be submitted by 5pm


U.S. Citizen
Junior, Senior
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- Must include four days in London.
- A graduating senior must begin travel within six months of receiving his or her undergraduate degree.
- A recipient must begin travel no later than twelve months from the date of selection for the fellowship.


The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is pleased to administer “The Gerald Unks Undergraduate Travel Fellowship.” The awards are made to deserving Carolina students with applicable travel plans. The travel fellowship fund is made possible by the very gracious contributions of Dr. Gerald Unks who has established a permanent University trust fund for this purpose.

The fellowship was established upon the realization of the need for understanding and communication between people of various nationalities and cultures as methods of preserving world peace, the hope of increasing international awareness among citizens of the United States of America, and the inestimable value and reward of foreign travel for undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each award is $3,200 and six recipients will be selected.

To be eligible for selection to receive a fellowship, the student must:

  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • have completed at least 51 semester hours of college credit, with at least 27 of those semester hours in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
  • be enrolled in good standing as a full-time upper-class undergraduate, in any major, of a baccalaureate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the term immediately preceding the receipt of the fellowship;
  • and submit a proposed foreign travel itinerary that includes a stay of at least four days in London, England, United Kingdom.

Approved itineraries vary greatly, but must be focused on the experience of travel – not staying in one foreign location to complete an internship, project, class, etc. The awards are for support of an individual student, traveling either independently or as part of a group, and are intended to support travel for at least six weeks.


Student Affairs

Jessye Bongiovanni
+1 919 962 8085
Wednesday, February 26, 2020