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Travel Grants

The following programs provide funding for travel. Consult each program’s web page for more detailed information and current deadlines. Find more opportunities by using Pivot and selecting “Travel” under “Funding Type.”

Funding Area

Multiple Disciplines

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Scholar Programs varies by program Fulbright Scholar Programs offer faculty, administrators, and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research, or participate in seminars.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Multi-Country Regional Research Fellowship January Awards up to $10,500 to U.S. doctoral candidates and postdocs for advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) November Supports students, scholars and professionals to perform policy relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia, in up to three countries for up to nine months.
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) February Supports postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on issues relevant to the U.S. government, in up to two countries for up to eight weeks.
National Science Foundation, International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) August Projects must involve U.S. students conducting research at foreign sites with appropriate foreign expert mentorship. Projects are organized and proposed by U.S. institutions and U.S.-based Principal Investigators, who arrange the specific research topics, foreign site placements, appropriate foreign research mentorship, and necessary local resources, and then recruit and prepare U.S. students to participate in these experiences.
National Science Foundation, Catalyzing New International Collaborations open The CNIC program will support U.S. researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, and single or multiple research visits within a maximum 12-month time period.
Australian Academy of Science, Selby Fellowship August Fellowships are awarded in all fields of science to distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centres in Australia. Fellows are expected to increase public awareness of science and scientific issues and accordingly will be outstanding lecturers to the general lay public. Up to $A10,000 is available to cover economy airfares and assistance towards living expenses.

Archaeology

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
Archaeological Institute of America varies by program The AIA offers fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars. Fellowships are open to AIA members.

Asian Studies

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
American Council of Learned Societies, American Research in the Humanities in China October This program is for U.S. citizen and permanent resident scholars in the humanities who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars. Grants of up to $50,400 are offered for four to 12 months of continuous research in China.
American Institute of Indian Studies, Research Fellowships July 1 Junior Fellowships support graduate students conducting research for their doctoral dissertations in India. Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships are for those holding the PhD degree. Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the arts to conduct their projects in India.
Association for Asian Studies, Short-Term Research Travel to Japan, and Research Travel within the USA February 1 and October 1 Grants of a maximum of $3,000 are available to cover expenses in Japan while conducting a specific project explicitly related to Japan. Awards of up to $2,000, including a maximum of $200 for daily expenses, are available to American citizens and permanent US residents engaged in scholarly research on Japan to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the U.S.
Association for Asian Studies, Short-Term Research Travel to Korea, and Research Travel - North America February 1 and October 1 Grants of up to $2,500 are available to cover travel, research, and subsistence expenses on trips to Korea or other sites outside North America for projects explicitly related to Korean studies that can be accomplished in a relatively short period. Awards of up to $1,500, including a maximum of $200 for daily expenses, are available to scholars engaged in research on Korea to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the U.S. and Canada.

Astronomy

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
American Astronomical Society, International Travel Grants January and June AAS administers a National Science Foundation grant, which provides funding for airline travel to international science meetings.
American Astronomical Society, Chrétien International Research Grants April 1 Up to $20,000 is available each year to one or more individuals or groups to be used for the support of international observational astronomy with an emphasis on long-term, international visits.

Biology

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
American Society for Microbiology, Travel Grants varies by program ASM provides grants to attend meetings and conferences. Grants are available to students and postdocs as well as faculty.
Australian Academy of Science, Lemberg Traveling Fellowship August The purpose of the Fellowship is to enable either Australian or overseas scientists of standing to visit Australian scientific centres and to deliver lectures. The Lemberg Fellow may be drawn from any field of biology but special consideration will be given to biochemistry, conservation and Australian flora.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Collaborative Research Travel Grants in the Biomedical Sciences February This program provides up to $15,000 in support for researchers from degree-granting institutions to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique, to facilitate a collaboration, or to attend a laboratory/lecture course.
Company of Biologists, Travelling Fellowships April 30, August 31, and December 31 The Company of Biologists’ journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science, The Journal of Experimental Biology, and Disease Models & Mechanisms) offer fellowships of up to £2,500 or currency equivalent to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories, to offset the cost of travel and other expenses.

Engineering

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
National Science Foundation, International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) August Projects must involve U.S. students conducting research at foreign sites with appropriate foreign expert mentorship. Projects are organized and proposed by U.S. institutions and U.S.-based Principal Investigators, who arrange the specific research topics, foreign site placements, appropriate foreign research mentorship, and necessary local resources, and then recruit and prepare U.S. students to participate in these experiences.
National Science Foundation, Catalyzing New International Collaborations open The CNIC program will support U.S. researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, and single or multiple research visits within a maximum 12-month time period.

European Studies

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund, Grants for Study or Research in Sweden November The Fund offers a professional travel grant in the amount of SEK 30,000 in support of intensive research trips to Sweden of two to four weeks in length. Applicants should have well-developed projects within the prioritized fields of politics, public administration, working life, human environment, mass media, business and industry, education or culture.
Irish-American Cultural Institute, Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland December 31 The Fellowship is granted to an Irish studies scholar and provides a semester at the National University of Ireland-Galway.

Health and Medicine

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Collaborative Research Travel Grants in the Biomedical Sciences February This program provides up to $15,000 in support for researchers from degree-granting institutions to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique, to facilitate a collaboration, or to attend a laboratory/lecture course.
National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center: Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Travel Support varies This directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research.
National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship Opportunities (JSPS) varies JSPS conducts fellowship programs for foreign researchers to promote international cooperation in and mutual understanding through scientific research in Japan. These programs provide opportunities for U.S. citizen and permanent resident researchers to conduct cooperative research under their Japanese host researchers in Japan.
National Science Foundation, Catalyzing New International Collaborations open The CNIC program will support U.S. researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, and single or multiple research visits within a maximum 12-month time period.

Humanities

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
American Council of Learned Societies, American Research in the Humanities in China October This program is for U.S. citizen and permanent resident scholars in the humanities who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars. Grants of up to $50,400 are offered for four to 12 months of continuous research in China.
Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship October This prize supports travel abroad for gifted American-born poets.
Theatre Communications Group, Global Connections Program March, October U.S.-based theatre organizations and individual artists may apply to one of the two initiatives. Global Connections-On the Road grants of up to $5000 are to foster new relationships with international colleagues. Global Connections-In the Lab grants of $10,000 are to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production.

Mathematics

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
Association for Women in Mathematics, NSF-AWM Mentoring Travel Grants February 1 Each grant funds travel, accommodations, and other required expenses for an untenured woman mathematician to travel to an institute or a department to do research with a specified individual for one month. Grants are up to $5,000 each.
Association for Women in Mathematics, NSF-AWM Travel Grants February 1, May 1, and October 1 The objective of this program is to enable women to attend research conferences in their fields by providing travel and subsistence funds. A maximum of $1,500 for domestic conferences and of $2,000 for foreign conferences will be funded.
National Science Foundation, Catalyzing New International Collaborations open The CNIC program will support U.S. researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, and single or multiple research visits within a maximum 12-month time period.

Physics

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
American Physical Society, Leo Szilard Lectureship Award July 1 The award consists of a $1,000 stipend plus $2,000 travel expenses for lectures given by the recipient at an APS meeting and at two or more educational institutions or research laboratories in the year following the award. The lectures should be especially aimed at physicists early in their careers.
American Physical Society, Maria Goeppert Mayer Award July 1 The award provides $2,500 plus a $4,000 travel allowance to a woman physicist in the early years of her career to provide her opportunities to give lectures in her field of physics at four institutions and at an APS meeting.
National Science Foundation, Catalyzing New International Collaborations open The CNIC program will support U.S. researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, and single or multiple research visits within a maximum 12-month time period.