The Sara’s Wish Foundation Generously Supports Health and Safety Programming at The Forum on Education Abroad.

The Sara’s Wish Foundation grants are available to help organizations and individuals meet their education abroad health and safety objectives. Applications for funding are available for the following Forum on Education Abroad events and professional development programs.

Before you read further we encourage you to watch this video about Preparing for Safe Study Abroad which can help you and your students to prepare for safer trips: Know before you go

Activities Supported by The Sara’s Wish Foundation: 

Professional Certification – Forum Fellows

  • Number of Awards: 2  
  • Opens to applicants February 1 
  • Closes on April 1 
  • Priority given to Forum member Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) 
  • Award covers the registration fee of $2250 
  • Selections made by a committee of Forum staff chaired by the Director of Programs and Training

Professional Certification – Forum Fellows. The Sara’s Wish has generously provided funds that allow individuals from under resourced colleges and universities such as HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. 

Health & Safety Institute Registration Fee

  • Number of Awards: 5 
  • Request form opens corresponds with HSI registration opening 
  • Request form closes at the end of the early-bird registration period 
  • Priority given to member institutions with limited professional development resources 
  • Selections made by a committee of Forum staff chaired by the Executive Director of Programs, Training and Services

Health and Safety Institute Attendance Grant. This annual institute is a mini conference focused exclusively on health and safety in education abroad. Senior risk managers and education abroad directors attend this 1.5-day conference to share best practices and develop new protocols to respond to the health and safety needs of students travelling abroad.   

Pre-Conference Workshop Grant on Health & Safety

  • Number of Awards: 5 
  • Request form open corresponds with Conference registration opening 
  • Request form closes at the end of the early-bird registration period 
  • Priority given to member institutions with limited professional development resources 
  • Selections made by a committee of Forum staff chaired by the Director of Programs and Training

Pre-conference workshop grant on Health & Safety. Prior to each conference, The Forum offers workshops based on the Standards of Good Practice focused on Health, Safety and Well-Being. Support for 5 individuals to register for pre-conference workshops at $300 each for a total gift of $1500.

Travel Grants for the Health and Safety Institute
  • Up to $800 until award is exhausted at $2375
  • Request form open corresponds with HSI registration opening
  • Request form closes at the end of the early-bird registration period
  • Priority given to member Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)
  • Award covers some, or all, of the proposed travel budget submitted
  • Awards distributed on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted

Travel Grants for the Health and Safety Institute for individuals from under resourced organizations such as HBCUs, HSIs, MSIs, and Community Colleges up to $800 per person totaling $2375 

Apply here