Columbia University in the City of New York

PepsiCo Grants for Student Research Travel

PepsiCo fellowships are awarded to outstanding Columbia graduate students 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.)

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; priority is given to applicants with invitations.
  • Itemized budget – Please include the actual cost of airfare. Maximum award: $3,500; smaller requests are encouraged.
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé – Must include information on academic standing, as well as your Columbia PID number.
  • One confidential letter of recommendation (emailed directly by your recommender to Katrina Papouskaya at

How to Apply

Email application materials in a single message to Katrina Papouskaya. Please send all documents as PDFs.

Application deadlines:

Winter/Spring fellowships: November 15th

Summer fellowships: March 15th

Fall fellowships: May 15th

Travel Notice

All international travel must follow Columbia University's travel policy.  Students must present proof of trip registration and/or approval by Columbia Global Travel before funds will be released.

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