Bonderman Travel Fellowship Open for Applications

Where would you go if you had eight months and $23,000 to travel solo? Which two continents and six countries would you visit? 

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with a Bonderman Fellowship. The 2021 application is due on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm (noon). 

Each year a select group of UW students are provided a rare opportunity to independently travel the world as Bonderman Fellows. David Bonderman, a UW alumnus, created the Bonderman Fellowship in 1995, which has funded life-changing global journeys for more than 280 students.

The Bonderman Fellowship offers University of Washington graduate, professional, and undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. Administered by the University Honors Program and the Graduate School, Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways. Fellows may not participate in a program or organization, engage in formal study at a foreign university, conduct research or other academic projects, or travel with an organized group. Bonderman Fellowships are intended to introduce students to cultures, peoples, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar.

More information, including eligibility requirements and information session details can be found at

The last information session will be Wednesday, 1/6/21, 4:00-5:00 pm – register here

The last Q&A session will be Thursday, 1/7/21, 12:15-12:45pm – sign in here