The students and scholars selected for CUSP are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Living Stipend: monthly stipend to be adjusted based on geographic location
    • Students: minimum $1,250 per month
    • Scholars: minimum $2,000 per month
  • International Airfare
  • Medical Insurance
  • Professional Allowance: one-time allowance of $1,000 towards books, research materials, etc. 
  • Dependent Allowance*
  • Tuition: for U.S. students enrolled in an academic program)

Applicants with projects that require additional research support, in-country travel, or equipment should seek additional funding from other sources to supplement the CUSP grant.

*The Dependent Allowance is available only to Scholars whose dependents will remain in the grant country for 80% of the entire grant period. Student applicants and postdoctoral researchers are not eligible for the Dependent Allowance.