Applications Being Accepted for the Unks Undergraduate Travel Fellowship

February 5, 2019

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is pleased to administer “The Gerald Unks Undergraduate Travel Fellowship.” The awards are to be 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. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. The awards of the fellowship will be made in April, and the recipients will be immediately notified.  There is no specific application form or format for the proposal, although applicants are encouraged to be as specific as reasonably possible in sharing their plans with the selection committee.

Questions or requests for additional clarification should be directed to Jacqueline Dunn at

Intent of the Fellowship

The fellowship has been established due to a 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.


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.

The Award

Each award is up to $2,500 and eight recipients will be selected.

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