There are so many grants, fellowships, and other resources that allow you to travel and immerse yourself in once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will transform how you see the world.


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Beyond the 412

Pittsburgh is an amazing city. In fact, since 2000, Pittsburgh has topped a “most livable city” list six times. But the Dietrich School’s reach extends way beyond the ’Burgh’s fun and fabulous 58.3 square miles.  Our students are just as likely to be found chatting over a heap of “O” fries in Oakland as unearthing Cayuga Iroquois artifacts in central New York State or conducting research on the interplay between words and images in London, England.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Whether you’re interested in international economics or hipster identity, there’s research funding available from the Dietrich School and other sources to help you dig deep into the subjects you’re passionate about and follow your curiosity. Here are some of the many opportunities our students can apply for:

OUR Term Awards

Anthony and Concetta Ambrosio Internship Award

Field Studies


Swim With the Fishes

Did you know that the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology is part of our Department of Biological Sciences? This top flight year-round facility is located in northwestern Pennsylvania on the shores of beautiful Pymatuning Lake and is home to field classes, research laboratories, a fish hatchery, and more.

Dinosaur Fossils, Horned Lizards, and Wide Open Spaces

Since 2009, our Department of Studio Arts has teamed up with the University Honors College to offer art students the chance to enroll in a three-credit 16-day field study intensive in Wyoming. Students meet in Denver, Colorado in late June for museum visits and then head north via the Snowy Range Pass to Rock River, Wyoming, northwest of Laramie, where they work among an encampment of tents on the Spring Creek Preserve’s 6,000 acres, the Longhorn Lodge in Rock River, and makeshift studio space in a 1919-era bank building.

If You Can Make It There, You’ll Make It Anywhere

Each spring the Dietrich School’s Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) invites student applicants for a weeklong field study intensive in New York City to conduct original research as part of term-long projects. In 2015, we asked participants to share their stories by recording six seconds of video each day. Meet Reena, David, Heather, and OUR Director Patrick Mullen and find out why they love New York.