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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.
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.
Australian Academy of Science, Selby Fellowship June 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.

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
Henry Luce Foundation / American Council of Learned Societies Program in China Studies November This program offers Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants.
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, China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grants February 1 Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be current AAS members.

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 Awards varies by program ASM provides funding for ASM members to attend ASM meetings and conferences.
Australian Academy of Science, Lemberg Traveling Fellowship June 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.
Company of Biologists, Travelling Fellowships February, May, August, November 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 purpose of the fund is to provide an opportunity for those in a position to influence public opinion and contribute to the development of their society to make a two- to four-week study trip to the respective countries.
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
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 Research Fellowships in Japan March Postdoctoral Extramural Fellowships allow U.S. (and permanent resident) scientists to conduct cooperative research under 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
Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship October This prize supports travel abroad for gifted American-born poets.
Theatre Communications Group, Global Connections Program March, September Global Connections supports geographically unrestricted travel to foster international collaborations between US-based artists and their colleagues around the world.

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, October 31 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.