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Kicklighter Study Abroad Travel Grants


Are you a G&SS major* or minor looking for funds for a Russian or German language or culture program abroad with the University of Georgia? You may be eligible for a Kicklighter Travel Grant.

The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies awards Kicklighter travel grants to students planning to study abroad during the summer for one semester or an entire academic year. The grants are intended to encourage study abroad or other immersive language and cultural experiences.

In some cases, the awards may be used for academic exchanges, German or Russian classes taken outside of a study abroad, or internships with distinguished German or Russian institutions in the U.S. or abroad.

The Kicklighter grants are an academic distinction given on a competitive basis, supported by an endowment from the estate of Reginald and Edna Kicklighter. Selection criteria include the student’s overall academic standing, proficiency in German or Russian, course work in the field, and the nature and quality of the program a student plans to attend. 

Award amount up to $1,000

eligibility requirements

  • Must be a German or Russian* major or minor
  • Must be participating in a study or internship abroad program for German or Russian

Students participating in the following study abroad programs are ineligible for Kicklighter funding:

  • UGA-Franklin: Freiburg Summer Study Abroad
  • UGA-Franklin: Film, Art, and Cultural History in Berlin 
  • UGA Russian Flagship: All Flagship-funded study abroad

Application requirements

  • Completed application form
  • A one-page statement of purpose explaining you want to study abroad and how the program will fit into your long-term academic and career objectives
  • A detailed description of the program students will be attending, specifying the length of the program and the level and nature of classes the student intends to enroll in. You are welcome to include a print-out from a website or a brochure, but please supplement it with a description of your own.

Please email your completed application to or drop it off at room 201, Joe Brown Hall by February 14th March 20th. 

Application - Kicklighter Travel Grant



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