Global Research Support Program

Sarah Lince conducting research

The Global Research Support Program (GRSP) helps students conducting international research, or research in the US on global themes, maximize the benefits of UAF-funded research.  GRSP connects students to relevant high-value programming on the MHC campus and to a supportive learning community while in the field.

While students conducting independent research under Lynk/UAF are principally supported by their faculty mentors and their major departments, other resources exist at MHC that can be leveraged by student researchers.  Students conducting research abroad -- far from their mentors and peers -- may particularly benefit from these resources.  Support is available across three phases of research work:


  • Student Researcher Networking and Information Sessions (with returned scholars and mentors)
  • Pre-departure Workshop on International Lynk/UAF Projects
  • Pre-departure Session on Studies Abroad

Connection with a Global Network

  • Connection to Online Community of GRSP students (in the field and on campus)
  • Connection to MHC Alumnae in Country of Research Project (as applicable)

 Reflection and Next Steps

  • Independent Study Network and other Research Cohorts
  • Presenting Research on Campus (in LEAP, Senior Symposium, or other venue)


Admission to the program is selective. Interested students must submit an application on LyonNet by 31 March 2015. Applicants in the process of applying for UAF funding, and students with a UAF award in hand, will be considered. UAF funding provides $3000 for domestic research projects and $3600 for international.

Previous Fellows

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