Edgar Rosenberg Travel Grant for majors

Comparative Literature majors are invited to apply for the Edgar Rosenberg Travel Grant to support language study outside of the US during the 2024 calendar year. Professor Rosenberg was a devoted teacher who was passionate about foreign language study, and has generously provided the Department of Comparative Literature with an endowment that will allow us to award language study grants to undergraduate majors. Students with an expected graduation date of December 2024 or later are eligible to apply, and may request funding to study any foreign language at any level. The application deadline is March 31, 2024.

Please complete the application cover sheet for the Edgar Rosenberg Travel Grant and submit it with your application and faculty support letter. If you have any questions please feel free to send an inquiry to complit@cornell.edu.


You must be a current Comparative Literature major, or plan to complete your major application prior to travel. Comparative Literature majors with an expected graduation date of December 2024 or later are eligible to apply. Language study may be in any foreign language, at any level, but must take place outside the continental United States. Funded language study must take place before the end of 2024.

Students with a language study proposal that would require them to study in the continental United States may apply for alternate funding; please complete the same application, but indicate in your cover sheet that this is US-based study.

Current Recipients

The Rosenberg Travel Grants Summer 2023 Recipients

  • Shehryar Qazi, to study Arabic at Qasid Institute
  • Hui Aurora Yuan, to study German at Freie Universität Berlin

Past Recipients

The Rosenberg Travel Grant Summer 2022 Recipients

  • Hannah Feyen, to study Spanish at the Universidad de Chile
  • Skylar Xu, to study French at the Sciences Po Summer School

The Rosenberg Travel Grant Summer 2021 Recipients

  • Lishan Kwauk, to study Mandarin at Peking University
  • Sarah Sachar, to study French at the CAVILAM-Alliance Française Intensive Program

The Comparative Literature Travel Grant Summer 2021 Recipient

  • Alexandra Saylan, to study Portugeuse at the University of Wisconsin

The Rosenberg Travel Grant Summer 2020 Recipient

  • Sarah Lorgan-Khanyile, to study German.

The Rosenberg Travel Grant Summer 2019 Recipients 

  • Rin Park for travel to Seoul, Korea to study at the Yonsei International Summer School
  • Eliana Rozinov for travel to Vienna, Austria to study at the Institute for the International Education of Students’ Psychology and German Language Program
  • Geneva Saupe to travel to Amman, Jordan to study at the Qasid Institute’s Summer Arabic Program.

The Rosenberg Travel Grant Winter 2017 and Summer 2018 Recipients

  • Troy Sherman for travel to Munich, Germany to study at the Goethe Institute’s German Language Program
  • Wenqing (Wendy) Zhuo for travel to Shanghai, China to study at The Hutong School’s Chinese Mandarin Language Program
  • Giulia Panter to travel to Israel to study at Tel Aviv University’s Hebrew Ulpan Language Program
  • Yongyu Chen for travel to Salamanca, Spain, to study at the University of Salamanca’s Spanish Language Program


"The Rosenberg Travel Grant was an amazing opportunity for me personally and academically... Yonsei University is one of the best universities in Korea and the courses I took made up to the reputation. All of the faculties were bilingual in Korean and English, incorporating readings written by both Koreans and non-Koreans which helped so much with developing the comparative perspectives.It was also interesting to catch up with shifting social, political, and cultural atmosphere of Korea while I’m there, which motivated me to think about the contemporality of Korean studies. I would’ve not been able to study and experience all these if it wasn’t Rosenberg Travel Grant. I would like to thank the family of Edgar Rosenberg for this great opportunity and would recommend other students to not hesitate from applying for the grant!

- Rin Park, Summer 2019