Fellowships and Grants

Travel and Research Grant

The Leir Institute offers small travel and research grants to support Fletcher doctoral and Master’s students focused on the human security agenda who either require funds to conduct field research or travel to a conference in which the applicant is presenting a paper or speaking on a panel.  Past grant recipients may re-apply in subsequent years.  Applicants may combine the this travel/research grant with funding from other sources, including other Fletcher sources.  Current Human Security Fellows are not eligible to apply.


All application materials must be submitted electronically to Roxanne Collins, Henry J. Leir Institute (Roxanne.Colllins@tufts.edu) on or before January 15 (for use March to June), May 1 (for use July-October), and October 1 (for use November-February).  Please include in the subject line: Application for IHS Travel/Research Grant.

Required Materials:

  • Applicant Name and Address
  • One page summary of purpose of funding request.  Please include summary of project, estimated costs, and other funding sources if applicable
  • If funds will be used to cover the cost of conference travel, please include the conference name, date, location, paper title and abstract, and estimated costs


  • Applicants must be Fletcher students in the field of human security
  • Applicants can not apply while an Human Security Fellow.  Former Fellows are eligible to apply.

Use/Non Use of Funds:

  • Funds available to support field research costs (including travel, visa costs, lodging)
  • Funds may be used toward the cost of support staff (research assistants, translators, etc.)
  • Funds cannot be used for capital equipment purchases

Additional Requirements:

  • Recipients must submit a one-page summary report and complete expense reimbursement report, including all original receipts