Columbia University in the City of New York

Pepsico Grants for Faculty Research Travel

PepsiCo Fellowships are awarded to outstanding Columbia faculty to support semester and summer travel to Russia*, Eurasia, and East Central Europe, for the purposes of conducting research. In exceptional cases, travel to make a research presentation at a conference in the region may be supported. Travel within the U.S. or to other regions is not supported.

* Russia, The Crimea, Donetsk (DNR) and Luhansk (LNR) Regions of Ukraine are currently countries subject to comprehensive U.S. sanctions and travel restrictions. For additional information, please visit Columbia’s page on economic sanctions and restricted parties.

Application Details


All applicants must meet current Columbia University travel requirements (see Travel Notice below).

Fellowship recipients are required to submit a brief trip report within six weeks of their return.



  • Proposal – (2 page max.) Please include research project title, dates of proposed travel, and indicate for which semester/summer you are applying. Please include any arrangements you have made with the host institution.
  • Itemized budget – Please include the actual cost of airfare. Maximum award: $3,500; smaller requests are encouraged.
  • Curriculum vitae

How to Apply

Email application materials in a single message to Rebecca Dalton. Please send all documents as PDFs.


Summer/Fall fellowships: April 1st

Winter/Spring fellowships: November 21st

Travel Notice

Columbia University requires that all members of the University community comply with specific procedures for international Columbia travel. Please consult the university travel policy for any changes.

Please note: Countries in our region have varying risk levels. Please consult Columbia’s travel policy for guidelines on determining risk level and appropriate course of action.

All travel must be registered with ISOS. All University International Travel Planning Policy guidelines must be followed.