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31 travel scholarships, fellowships, and grants to fund your next trip abroad.

DO YOU HAVE A worthwhile project or field of study that involves traveling? If so, consider having your travels funded through a grant, fellowship, or travel scholarship.

Begin by contemplating where you want to go and potential projects you could build around those destinations. (Or vice versa.) Always wondered how sustainable agriculture works in Guam? How about local conservation practices in Central America? Once you have a clear vision of a travel / research project, begin looking for funding possibilities that give you the most freedom to pursue your goals.

When applying, take advantage of the resources and support systems you have. Your school, present or past, will have an adviser who can help you navigate the application process.

Writing grant proposals can take a lot of time, but good advice can help focus your efforts. Your school or area may even offer their own scholarship opportunities–talk to your department or your study abroad office.

Finally, even if funding from your school or other org close to home isn’t an option, you’ll find lots of other opportunities out there to fund your travel / project.

Major Grants

These are highly sought-after, competitive post-college grants that offer a full ride for a year or two of graduate study overseas.

Marshall Scholarship fully funds 2-3 years of graduate study in the UK. Open to US students finished with or finishing college.

Rhodes Scholarship funds two years of graduate study at Oxford. Includes full tuition and expenses and living stipend.

Fulbright offers year-long fellowships to American graduating seniors, grad students, young professionals and artists for study abroad or to teach English abroad. Program requirements vary by destination.

Watson Fellowship funds one year of independent research. $25,000. Open to graduating seniors from participating, small American colleges.

Program-based funding

These include grants tied to participation in the giver’s program, and can take various forms.

Institute for International Public Policy Fellowships is a five year program with study abroad component to prepare underrepresented minority undergrads for careers in international affairs. Open to US citizens or permanent residents who apply sophomore year.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships multi-year program also for women and members of minorities underrepresented in foreign service. Open to US citizens to apply by Feb. of sophomore year. Foreign service commitment.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a State Department program supporting study abroad. Up to $5000 offered to enrolled students with financial need.

Rotary Ambassadorial and World Peace Scholarships fund study and language training abroad for undergraduates and masters degrees for graduate students in international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution to be completed at one of seven Rotary Centers. Ambassadorial grants from $11000 to $24000 depending on duration of study.

Fogarty-Ellison Overseas Fellowships in Global Health and Clinical Research from the NIH funds one year of clinical research training abroad. $25,000 plus $6000 for additional travel and materials expenses. Open to graduate students in health professions.

CIEE Scholarships offers several grants to participants in CIEE’s study abroad programs. Certain grants fund study in particular regions. Essay required upon return. Must demonstrate financial need.

AIFS Scholarships offer a variety of grants covering up to full tuition and airfare for individuals in AIFS programs.

SIT Scholarships fund participation in SIT program. $500 to $5,000. Based on financial need.

Hispanic Study Abroad Scholars reduces costs of Global Semesters programs. Open to students attending member institutions of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship is a multi-year program of summer institutes and study abroad. Funds up to 1/2 of junior year study abroad tuition. Open to underrepresented minorities.

Regional Grants

These grants are tied to study or travel in specific regions or countries of the globe.

NSEP David L. Boren Scholarship pays for undergraduate students to study in understudied areas of interest to national security. $8000 to $20000 depending on duration of study. Comes with federal government service requirement.

NSEP Boren Fellowship for graduate students. $12000 to $30000 maximum award. Federal service requirement.

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes funds study of a list of lesser-studied languages. Covers all program costs. Open to US citizens enrolled in a college or university.

The Killam Fellowships Program fund semester or academic year study in Canada. $5000/semester plus a travel allowance. Open to US or Canadian undergraduates.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship sponsors one year of graduate study at an Irish University. Funded by the US-Ireland Alliance. Includes tuition and stipend. Open to American citizens, ages 18 to 30.

BUTEX Scholarships offer $1000 for US students accepted to study at a member University of the British Universities TransAtlantic Exchange Association. Simple application due by September 1.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards for Study in Scandinavia offer fellowships of up to $23000 and grants of $5000 to fund study or research. Open to college graduates.

DAAD Fellowships from The German Academic Exchange offers a range of study and research grants to undergraduates and graduate students for summer or school-year study in Berlin.

Kress Travel Fellowships in the History of Art funds research in Europe towards dissertation. $3500 to $10,000. Open to American pre-doctoral students in art history

IREX Short Term Travel Grants Program Fellowships for researchers holding graduate degrees for up to eight weeks in Eurasia. Research must be broadly related to policy concerns.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia supports study in Asia for students demonstrating financial need. $3000-$7000 based on the duration of study. Open to undergraduates with little to no experience in country of travel.

Bridging Scholarships are offered by the Association of Teachers of Japanese , to fund travel and living expenses for academic study in Japan. Grants range from $2500 to $4000.

Monbusho Scholarships available to current and graduated students between 18 and 30. Funded by the Japanese government. Short term exchange program of particular interest to current undergrad and grad students.

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship for Mandarin language study in Taiwan. Stipend of approx US$790/month. Open to overseas students who apply through their local Taiwan representative.

Halide Edip Adıvar Prize For current undergraduates who have not studied Turkey. $1000. Open to American and Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Other funding

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants towards study abroad. $1000. Open to all students of universities with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

NSF: Developing Global Scientists and Engineers offers funds for international research and study to undergrads, grad students and doctoral students in science and engineering fields. Grant

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As an educational nonprofit, HI USA strives to help young Americans get out and experience the world. That's why we're proud to provide two signature travel scholarship programs, Explore the World and Explore America, to travelers who need a financial boost along the way. Each year, these scholarships help over 100 young people transform their travel dreams into meaningful cultural experiences.

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For young people just getting started on their travel journey, sometimes it helps to begin in their own backyard. That’s why each year, we award $1,500 stipends and free HI USA hostel overnights to young Americans who want to kick-start their travel dreams at home.

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We created the Explore the World scholarship because we believe travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. Award recipients receive $2,000 to help finance international trips that include an educational or service component.

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Be an ambassador for peace, master a foreign language, give back through services…and do it all in another country!

These ten scholarship opportunities can help make it happen. Although each one has its own eligibility requirements, all of them are open to U.S. citizens with disabilities.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
  • Open to undergraduates
  • Universal – Can be applied to most study abroad programs
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State
  • Award/Benefits – Up to $5,000 ($8,000 for those studying a Critical Need Language)
  • Critical Info – Must be Pell Grant Recipients
  • Minimum Time Required Abroad – 2 weeks for community college students, 4 weeks otherwise

It’s all about diversity by awarding scholarships to students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad – students with high financial need and who represent various underserved audiences, including people with disabilities – the Gilman Program is diversifying the kinds of students who study and intern abroad.

  • Christianson Grant
  • Critical information – Open to applicants ages 18-28
  • Award/benefit – $2,500-10,000
  • Minimum time required abroad – 6 months

If you’re not currently in school, you can still travel without going the traditional study abroad route. For those who want to work or volunteer overseas, the Christianson Grant has you covered! Programs may not be part of a degree requirement or for class credit.

  • Critical Language Scholarship Program
  • Open to U.S. undergraduates
  • Open to U.S. graduates
  • Award/benefits – Program costs are fully covered
  • Minimum time required abroad – Summer, eight to ten weeks

The Critical Language Scholarship Program offers fully-funded language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences overseas for 13 languages in countries where the languages are widely spoken. Think Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Russian and a number of other languages. New to critical languages? Not to worry. Several languages are offered at all levels, including those for beginners.

David L. Boren Awards

Boren scholarship.

  • Universal – Can be applied towards most study abroad programs
  • Award/benefits – $8,000–20,000
  • Minimum Time Required Abroad – One semester, preference for a full year (8 weeks for students in select fields)
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense

Boren Fellowship

  • Award/benefits – Up to $30,000
  • Minimum Time Required Abroad – 12 weeks, preference for 6 months or more

Boren scholarships and fellowships offer ample financial support for adventurous types seeking less-traditional destinations abroad. Because recipients commit to a year of working in the federal government, they are also a great way to get your foot in the door for a career in the federal sector.

  • DiversityAbroad.com Blogging Scholarship
  • Award/benefits – $500
  • Critical information – Must be accepted to an overseas program offered through a DiversityAbroad.com Partner Organization

Share your knack for story-telling by blogging your overseas adventures! Diversity Abroad strongly encourages students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, first-generation students, and ethnically and racially diverse students to apply.

  • Foundation for Global Scholars
  • Award/benefits – $2,000
  • Minimum Time Required Abroad – 4 weeks

Foundation for Global Scholars awards several study abroad scholarships three times annually and designates over half of its scholarship funding to students who are underrepresented in study abroad. It’s that simple!

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • Open to U.S. graduating college seniors
  • Award/benefits – Round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room and board, health benefits
  • Minimum Time Required Abroad – Varies, generally one academic year

Chase your passions on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, whether they involve international graduate study, advanced research, or English teaching assistantships worldwide. With approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually and 140 countries to choose from, it is the largest U.S. exchange program around — and one of the most prestigious.

  • Fund for Education Abroad
  • Award/benefits – Up to $10,000

The Fund for Education Abroad scholarships have very few requirements, so why not apply? In addition to awarding general scholarships up to $10,000 towards four or more weeks abroad, FEA also offers dedicated scholarships for students who identify as LGBTQI or who live in certain regions of the United States.

  • Rotary Peace Fellowship
  • Open to graduates
  • Award/benefits – Program costs are fully covered (tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses)
  • Minimum Time Required Abroad – 15–24 months

Give peace–and study abroad—a chance! Each year, Rotary International selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully-funded master’s degrees at select institutions in Australia, England, Japan, or Sweden. Fellows earn their degrees in peace studies, conflict resolution, or related fields.

  • Watson Fellowship
  • Open to recent graduates – Apply in your senior year of college
  • Critical information – Must attend and be nominated by one of 40 partner colleges
  • Minimum Time Required Abroad – 1 year
  • Award/benefits – $30,000

The Watson Fellowship challenges students to engage in their deepest interests on a world scale. To do this, Watson Fellowships provide grants for one year of independent study in one or several countries outside the United States just after graduation. All majors and fields of inquiry are eligible.

Where Else to Look for Funding

  • The study abroad office at your school. It’s a no-brainer! Or faculty who lead overseas programs in your academic department.
  • Third-party providers like AIFS Study Abroad, CEA Study Abroad, CIEE Study Abroad, IES Abroad, SIT Study Abroad, and others sometimes offer fee waivers or reductions on their overseas programs for qualifying students. Find them at StudyAbroad.com and GoAbroad.com online databases.
  • Many scholarships fund study abroad in specific destinations, such as those through the US-Japan Bridging Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service, and others.
  • Almost any kind of scholarship can be a study abroad scholarship! Do you already receive scholarships and funding through your school, the government, foundations, or private organizations? Check with the sponsor to find out whether and how that money can be used for study abroad.
Did you know: Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Social Security funds (SSI and SSDI), and the GI Bill (for military veterans) can sometimes be applied towards study abroad expenses or disability-related expenses while abroad?

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At Google, we believe a diversity of attributes, experiences, and perspectives are needed to build tools that can change the world. Everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue a career in computer science and technology, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability or military service. To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in computer science from attending leading tech conferences, we're excited to offer Google Travel and Conference Grants for selected conferences in Computer Science and related fields. Grants are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans), in Europe for women in technology, in India and in Africa for students who have their research papers accepted at top-tier conferences in Computer Science and related areas.

To encourage attendance at technical conferences, Google will provide selected recipients:

  • Free conference registration
  • North America: A $500 reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation costs (will be awarded after the conference)
  • Europe: Up to 1000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs (will be paid after the conference)
  • India: An award in the range of $1000 - $3,000 that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and other related expenses.
  • Africa: An award in the range of $1000 to $3000 that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and related expenses. Grant amount depends on cost for the international conference.​
  • Japan & South Korea: Up to $3000 towards air tickets and lodging cost (will be paid after the conference). Grant amount depends on cost for the international conference.​

Grant eligibility varies by region, so please review the information on the region-specific pages on the left. Grants will be awarded to the most qualified persons based on application review. Every applicant will be notified of their status according to the time frames specified for the region.

North America

Eligibility.

To be eligible for a grant to attend a conference in North America, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of North America
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Work or study in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a technical field related to the conference subject
  • Have a strong academic and/or professional background with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Def Con Conference (Deadline: May 25, 2018)
  • International Design Conference (Deadline: July 1, 2018)
  • ICMCP (International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals) (Deadline: July 6, 2018)
  • ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference (Deadline: July 13, 2018)
  • Society of Women Engineers: Women in Engineering (WE) Conference (Deadline: August 10, 2018)
  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) (Deadline: August 27, 2018)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Convention (Deadline: August 31, 2018)

Please click here to apply. Applications will close 5:00pm Eastern Time on day of deadline .

Claim process

Recipients will be notified by e-mail approximately 8 - 10 weeks prior to the date of the conference. If you are selected, we will contact you with conference registration details and information about how you will receive your $500 post-conference reimbursement.

For any questions on North America grants, please reach out to [email protected] .

To be eligible for a grant to attend a conference in Europe, applicants must:

  • Be a woman working or studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a technical field related to the conference subject (no residency restrictions apply)
  • Women of Silicon Roundabout 2018 (Deadline: April 27th 2018)
  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) (Deadline: May 1, 2018)
  • International Conference of Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining (KDD) (Deadline: June 8, 2018)
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) (Deadline: June 29, 2018)
  • SREcon 2018 (Deadline: July 1st 2018)
  • European Women in Tech 2018 (Deadline: September 1st 2018)

Please submit this form by the deadline for the conference listed above that you wish to attend.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email, approximately three to four weeks prior to the conference. If you are selected, you will receive additional information on how to register for the conference and how to receive your grant.

For any questions, please reach out to [email protected] .

To be eligible for a grant to attend a conference in India, applicants must:

  • Be a student enrolled with a recognized university in India who is in need of conference travel funds.
  • Have a paper accepted at a top-tier top-tier Computer Science conference. We prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit research.google.com for a list of areas. The paper must be accepted for full publication and preferably full oral presentation. As an indicator, we have recently approved travel grants for CVPR, NIPS, CHI, STOC, PLDI, COLT, ICML, CIKM, KDD, ICCV, EMNLP, ACL, Interspeech and FSE.
  • Be the primary author of the accepted paper.
  • Have a paper accepted for oral presentation in the main conference program. Some conferences may have different presentation guidelines in which case the equivalent of a conventional full oral presentation must be considered. Workshop papers will not be approved for travel grants.

Please complete this application form .

We review applications every week, all year round, therefore you will get our reply within ten days. Once approved for a travel grant, the funds will be paid to the applicant’s university and the student may claim expenses using regular university procedures. For any questions, please reach out to: [email protected] .

To be eligible for a grant to attend an international conference, applicants must:

  • Be a student enrolled with a recognized university in Africa who is in need of conference travel funds.
  • Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a technical field related to the conference subject.
  • Have a paper accepted for presentation (oral or poster) in the main conference program at a top-tier Computer Science conference. We prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit research.google.com for a list of areas. The paper must be accepted for full publication and preferably full oral presentation. Workshop papers will not be approved for travel grants.
  • Be the sole or joint first author of the accepted paper.

Please submit this form by the deadline for the conference that you wish to attend. We are currently accepting applications for conferences in 2018 only.

We review applications monthly, all year round, therefore you will get our reply four to six weeks from the date of the application. Once approved for a travel grant, the funds will be paid to the applicant’s university and the student may claim expenses using regular university procedures.

For any questions, please reach out to [email protected] .

Japan & South Korea

To be eligible for a grant to attend an international research conference, applicants must:

  • Be a full-time student enrolled with a recognized university in Japan or South Korea who is in need of conference travel funds.
  • Have a paper accepted at a top-tier Computer Science conference. We prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit research.google.com for a list of areas. Please refer to popular conference rankings to determine the conference tier.

We review applications in the first week of every month, except public holidays. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email. If you are selected, you will receive additional information on how to receive your grant.

For any questions, please reach out to [email protected] .

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When it comes to attending an international conference , a lot of things are required for the attendees to arrange. However, the most important thing of all has to be adequate funds. Without adequate funds, it’s not possible for the attendees to fly to the conference’s destination and access professional development opportunities. 

Although the one who has money doesn’t have to struggle much and they can easily travel to the conference destination. But, there are many people who suffer from financial barriers. For them, a feasible and efficient way to attend an international conference is by getting an international travel grant for the conference. 

Now, what is it, and how to get one? We will discuss them all below:

What is an International Travel Grant?

Travel grants for international conferences are funds offered by any recognized entity (like a government department, corporation, trust, etc.,) to the scholars/students, so they can attend the international conference. These grants are non-repayable and cover everything, including the travel fair.

To get the travel grant, the funding entity may ask you to submit an application or proposal. The proposal is your ticket for getting funds. So, you must write it briefly and justify why you are worth their investment. Depending on the organization, you may also be called for an interview. 

Travel grants, in general, aren’t limited to conferences alone. It can also be given for seminars, events, meetings, and related programs. 

Who Can Offer Travel Grants for International Conferences? 

There are several entities that can offer travel grants for international conferences. This includes:

  • Research Centres
  • Academic institutions
  • Government/local bodies
  • Professional societies , etc.  

Requirements for Getting Travel Grants

To get a travel grant, you must meet the eligibility criteria of the particular organization. The requirement may differ from entity to entity. However, it may include the following:

  • Bachelor’s, master’s, or equivalent degree from a recognized university
  • Certain age requirements (may not be applicable for scientists)

Some organizations may look solely for candidates who haven’t received any travel support in the past years. So, check for all the requirements thoroughly before applying. 

How Do I Get an International Travel Grant?

Getting an international travel grant for a conference isn’t child’s play. As someone is putting their money on you, they will require your complete justification as to why you are best suited for the grant. So, you will have to work hard and compete against other attendees. 

However, the initial steps to getting an international travel grant for a conference are as follows:

  • Find all the research potential funding sources that are related to your field of interest. You may get grants from organizations, universities, and institutions. 
  • Go through the guidelines of the grant provider and check their eligibility. See whether you meet the eligibility criteria or not.
  • Come up with a proposal/application featuring an outline of your complete plan. Mention what your aims and objectives are at the conference destination. 
  • Keep all your supporting documents, like your resume, letter of recommendation, and transcripts, handy. 

Once your proposal is approved, use this opportunity wisely. 

Where Can I Apply to Get a Travel Grant for an International Conference?

When it comes to getting travel grants to attend international conferences abroad, there are various ways to access the funds in India:

Conference Organizer

Sometimes the international conference that you want to attend may offer the funding itself. In most cases, these funds are given to young students or speakers who want to contribute to the conference.  

So, it’s best to check their website thoroughly and see if they are offering fully funded international conferences in Europe or other countries to the students/scholars. If they are, check how you can apply for the same and follow the process accordingly. 

University/Colleges

Not many people know this, but your academic institutions can also sponsor your upcoming international conference trip. Many times universities and colleges lay aside money for particular departments so deserving students can take part in seminars, conferences, workshops, or other relevant symposiums. They might sponsor one or two events yearly for such students. 

So, before reaching any other entity, ask your institution whether they have such plans for students. If they do, ask them about the procedure for getting the funds. 

Research Organizations and Agencies

Whether you want to attend fully funded international conferences in Canada or any other place, you can always ask certain agencies for funding. Here are some popular agencies that can fund your international conference trip: 

  • Department of Science and Tech (DST)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • University Grant Commission (UGC)
  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
  • Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
  • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
  • Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

For each of the above organizations, there are different money limits, eligibility, and process. Their duration for sending the DD may differ too. 

While some of these organizations may cover full travel fares with visa/registration fees, others may only cover the partial fare. So, go through everything before applying for your travel grant. 

It’s recommended to apply for the travel grant at least three months before the conference. Once you connect with the organization, keep in touch with them through phone and email. 

How Do You Write an Email For A Travel Grant?

As mentioned earlier, to get your international travel grant for the conference, you must send an application and mention your justification for it. Some organizations may give you a full-fledged list of rules for writing an application letter. So, for such cases, make sure you follow the same.

Alternatively, you can try the below format for writing your application letter:

  • Start with the date and address 
  • Mention the conference details for which you have been selected
  • Write all the details of your prior work and funding supports
  • Mention the reason why you don’t have funds to attend the conference
  • Write that you are thankful for the offerings of the organization and you would like to apply for the travel grant 
  • Mention all the things that you would do at the conference to boost your career
  • End your application with a request for consideration for your application

While this was a quick gist on how you can write an application letter for an international travel grant for a conference, you must follow the basic rules for application writing:

  • Use short sentences and acronyms.
  • Write in plain English for easy understanding
  • Be specific with your objectives
  • Write as per the priorities of the grant providers
  • Include all documents, information, and additional information. 
  • Send your application on time. 
  • Don’t apply for multiple funders for the same grant. 

How Do I Write a Cover Letter For a Travel Grant?

Besides the application email, you must also submit the cover letter for a travel grant for a conference. Here’s a quick guide on how you can write the same:

Use a formal header – It includes contact details, the date when you sent a letter, and the recipient’s contact details. 

Self-Introduction- Write the title, purpose, values, and establishment of your organization, if any. 

Conference purpose- Mention the main purpose behind attending a conference.

Reasons for funding- Explain the reasons why you need the funding. Mention other details like the amount of funding required and how you are planning to use it. 

Impact of funding- Highlight the positive effects of your attending the conference and how it can be helpful for society as well. 

Conclusion- In the end, add a formal closing statement to conclude the cover letter. 

Just like the application letter, you must also follow some common guidelines when writing a cover letter:

  • Keep a narrative format for your cover letter
  • Ensure that the sentences are clear and concise
  • Proofread your write-up for any grammatical or spelling errors. 
  • Add a personalized signature at the bottom.
  • End up on a thankful note with regards.

It’s recommended to maintain a conversational yet professional tone while writing your cover letter. That way, you would be eliminating long winding sentences or any jargon. Maintain personal contact with the reader to get a response in your favor. 

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Things Necessary for Attending an International Conference

Before attending an international conference, you must consider one very important thing. That is time. Depending on when your international conference is scheduled, you must plan everything several months before. 

In most cases, it’s the first time when scholars or students travel abroad. So, you must understand the process for better coordination all along. Besides that, here are the must-haves before you attend a fully funded international conference or other countries: 

  • Keep your passport in a safe place. Don’t hand it down to any unknown person.
  • Always keep some cash handy.
  • Exchange your foreign currency before traveling
  • For a longer stay, you must get an international roaming facility on your phone
  • Carry laptops and other essentials to take notes during the conferences

Summing up, that’s how you can get an international travel grant for a conference. Make sure to follow all the above steps, and you will soon get good news from the grant providers. Good luck!

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  • Informational and Networking with Potential Travel Grant Hosts and Travelers: A Roadmap to Professional Exchange  – January 2024 –  Watch the recording  (30 minutes)  and  view the slides

Goal Setting Strategies for Travel Grants: Roadmap to Professional Exchange  –  Watch the recording  (30 minutes)

Join member Dawn Wooten and others from across the Western hemisphere for a virtual session to learn about and practice SMARTIE goal setting (Strategic, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound, Inclusive, and Equitable). This interactive experience will empower you to align your professional exchange aspirations with program objectives, fostering impactful connections and enhancing your grant application’s success. Join us to master the art of goal setting and unlock unparalleled opportunities for cross-continental collaboration and professional growth.

  • Travel Grant Alumni Panel 2023 – Watch the recording

Ready to apply? Apply here!

The Education and Culture Program connects people and institutions and supports small projects that promote service in the community and enhance cross-cultural understanding and cooperation between the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The Education and Culture Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Partners of the Americas (POA). Partners of the Americas established the program in 1983.

Partners of the Americas competitively awards approximately 30 travel grants per year (2 application cycles) through our Education and Culture Program. The travel grants support international travel for qualified individuals to visit and build their professional relationship with Partners of the Americas Chapters and organizational members, and to collaborate on areas of mutual interest in accordance with U.S. Department of State priority areas. 

Applications must align with the following objectives:

  • Civil Society Engagement
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)
  • Environmental Protection and Resilience
  • Inclusive Economic Growth and Entrepreneurship
  • Language Learning/Language Teaching
  • Leadership Capacity Building
  • Media Literacy/Countering Disinformation

Topics for travel can be broader, such as art and culture, however, they must still support at least one of the objectives listed above, which will be outlined in the application.

  • Learn and experience a new culture
  • Grow your professional network with international peers
  • Develop new skills (intercultural and technical skills)
  • Receive recognition as U.S. Exchange Alumni and opportunity to access funding and additional resources
  • Enhance your knowledge to share with your chapter and community

Depending on the traveler’s approved travel dates, the timeline for applying for a grant to returning home could be between six and nine months.

Upon returning home, travelers are expected to meet with their Chapter/organizational member and share the knowledge and experience that they attained during their visit as broadly as possible in their communities. They are also required to complete and send a Trip Report and an Expense Report within 30 days after the completion of travel. If not submitted, the traveler must reimburse the cost of their trip.

POA will accept up to two applications for the same activity/agenda per cycle from each sending Chapter/organizational member. This program aims to award Travel Grants to as many Chapters as possible. It also believes that an individual traveler should be able to effectively share the experience and knowledge with others in the Chapter upon returning home.

Travelers may include participation in the What Works Conference in their plan for travel. The traveler must also make a professional visit to the Host Chapter/organizational member of at least eight days (without counting the days of travel) immediately en route to or from the Partners of the Americas event.

The Travel Grant covers round-trip airfare and a flat amount for meals and incidentals (no receipts are required) regardless of the destination or length of travel based on the average USG per diem rates for 1-2 meals per day in various cities/towns. This is USD$350 for travelers to the United States and USD$400 for travelers to Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, this program will cover expenses incurred for round-trip transportation for the J-1 visa interviews, as well as the cost of and entry visas, taxis to/from the airport, and luggage fees up to USD$250. Receipts are required.

  • Latin American and Caribbean Citizens – A J-1 Visa will be required to enter the United States and participate in your Travel Grant experience. POA will provide you with information on the application process.
  • U.S. Citizens – Visas may vary depending on your destination country. You will be responsible for obtaining your visa and can submit visa costs for reimbursement after your trip.

No. The Education and Culture Program distinguishes between educational and cultural exchanges and technical training. The former is defined by the program as broadening horizons, bringing out latent capabilities, and persuading changes in attitudes or behavior, especially regarding diversity. Training is defined as efforts to improve one’s skills usually by drill or demonstration.

Homestays have proven to be the most effective means of giving travelers an intensive cross-cultural experience, which is a vital part of the program.

  • Travelers must abide by local guidelines and entry requirements, such as testing and masking. Hosts should communicate with travelers to better understand the local situation regarding COVID. Travelers and hosts should respect each other’s concerns for safety. Safety of travelers, hosts, and the community are top priority.
  • If a traveler tests positive, they must notify the Partners of the Americas home office ASAP, who will work with the local host to access quarantine resources (private room, food, medical attention, etc.)

Competition Eligibility

  • Travel must happen to one or more Partners of the Americas Chapters or organizational members – between the United States and one of the countries listed below.
  • Is an active member of Partners of the Americas in a Chapter, Higher Education Institution, or Organizational Member
  • Is at least 18 years old at the time that the application is submitted
  • Has a valid passport for six months post-travel at the time of applying
  • Submits a complete application, with all required documents, by the application deadline
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Saint Kits and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • the United States
  • Is committed to returning to their country of residence after completion of the program;
  • Is proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application; and
  • Is able to receive a U.S. J-1 visa

Applicants in the following circumstances are NOT eligible to apply for travel grants:

  • (For travel from the U.S.) Permanent residents of the United States (All travelers must be a citizen of the country of residence);
  • (For travel to the U.S.) Spouses of U.S. citizens and/or permanent residents of the United States;
  • Travel for spouses or dependents of travelers
  • Individuals participating in academic, training or research programs in the United States at the time of application if applying to travel to the United States (visa versa);
  • Individuals residing or working outside their countries of citizenship at the time of application;
  • Individuals who have participated in an exchange visitor program sponsored or funded by the U.S. Government (e.g., U.S. Department of State, Public Affairs Sections of U.S. Embassies or other U.S. Government agencies) who have not fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement by the time of application;
  • Individuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency in the past three years;
  • Local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment;
  • Immediate families (i.e., spouses and dependent children) of U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development employees for a period of one year following the termination of such employment. This provision does not disqualify self-supporting members of families who live apart from their parents or guardians.

The traveler does not need to be a member of a Partners of the Americas Chapter or Organizational Member. The receiving entity/host must be in good standing with its Partners of the Americas membership. It is required that every traveler have a PartnersConnect account/profile.

The host must be a POA Chapter, POA affiliated higher education institution, or POA affiliate organization. The host must be able to offer support to the traveler before, during, and after the travel grant.

Travelers must have proficiency in spoken and written English at the time of application.

Yes. Travelers must be at least 18 years old at the time that the application is submitted.

Yes, but only five years after your last grant. Priority will be given to new travelers. If you are a non-U.S. citizen, you must abide by the J-1 Visa two-year residency requirement.

The Education and Culture Travel Grant aims to promote access to inclusive exchange opportunities for members across the Partners of the Americas network. For that reason, the Education and Culture Program prioritizes travelers who have not traveled with a travel grant before.

Yes, your online application will be reviewed by the Partners of the Americas Home Office as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of State, including those from U.S. Embassies. During the review process, travel must be approved by the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the respective U.S. Embassy. This is to ensure that PAS supports your professional travel goals and can support the visa application process. Partners of the Americas Home Office will be in direct communication with the U.S. Embassies.

As there are many stakeholders reviewing and providing feedback on applications, the review process takes about four – six weeks. A J-1 visa may take another 9 weeks to process.

Application Questions

  • Sample Agenda and Agenda Template
  • Informational Webinars
  • Education and Culture Program team

No. The selection process for travel grants is competitive. Aligning your application with travel grant objectives listed above and submitting a clear, comprehensive application will provide you with the best opportunity for success.

Keep in mind that your application will be reviewed by Partners of the Americas, a review committee, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. embassy in your home/host country.

This information is not shared with the review committee. Partners of the Americas is committed to ensuring that we reach individuals and communities from a diverse array of backgrounds. The information collected about your identity is used for general data purposes and to help strengthen impact and outreach. You may select “I do not wish to respond.” Regardless of your answers, it will not be shared in the review process and will not impact the decision.

Submit an agenda at its most final version. Partners of the Americas recognizes that there may be changes to details such as dates and locations; however, having a complete agenda will help tell the story of your trip. For any visits that may require collaboration with another organization, feel free to reach out to them about whether a visit would be possible.Your agenda should show the reviewer how your activities connect to your goals.

Building a Travel Partnership

Use resources such as your local Chapter’s contacts to begin. Log in to PartnersConnect and search for Chapters abroad in locations to which you are interested in traveling and send a message to connect and chat about potential travel. You may also see a list of interested hosts here. 

Note, eligible hosts are any Chapter/organizational member in the eligible countries. This list is those who demonstrated interest and completed a form. You can read more about all of our Chapters here.  

Note that travel should be a professional exchange, rather than a complete vacation. Travelers and hosts should work together on building an agenda that aligns with the travel’s goals. 

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8 ways to find free or subsidized travel in 2022

Grants, teaching programs and seasonal jobs can help unattached travelers looking to fund their adventures

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Even if you’re backpacking on a shoestring budget or hostel-hopping through Europe, you have to spend money to travel. There’s the price of eating and sleeping on the road, plus the financial toll of leaving your job, children, pets or other responsibilities behind.

Fortunately for people with flexibility in their schedules — and even more flexibility with their relationships — there are ways to finagle free (or even paid) travel, particularly for artists, scuba divers, animal lovers, teachers and lucky contest winners.

There’s always a catch, of course, whether it’s working your way through a trip or producing something to show from your experience by the end.

Here are eight ways to see the world on someone else’s dime.

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Sign up to be a sitter

Have you always dreamed of visiting Boston but can’t afford a hotel? Do you want access to the slopes of Tahoe without paying peak-season rates? Generally responsible people can find gigs caring after homes and pets. Companies like Nomador and TrustedHousesitters connect people who love to travel with people who need help looking after their homes or pets in exchange for room and board. There are blogs dedicated to this lifestyle for people looking to learn more about the opportunity before jumping into a trip.

Apply for a travel grant

Just like scientists who apply for research funding, you can try to get a grant to sponsor your travel goals. Scoring one is tough, as not many exist, and many people want free travel.

One way to find them is by entering terms like “grant” or “travel grant” into a search engine alongside topics that relate to your job, interests or field of study.

For example, a quick search of “scuba diving grant” will pull up more than $500,000 in grants and scholarships for divers, according to the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Try “grants for hikers,” and you will find options such as the American Alpine Club’s McNeill-Nott Award , offering $5,000 a year to female amateur climbers and alpinists (applications are open Oct. 1 through Dec. 31).

There are also widely known grants, such as the Fulbright-National Geographic fellowship that offers U.S. students a paid year of “storytelling on a globally significant theme.” Grantees — or “storytellers” — get standard Fulbright benefits covering travel, health care and a general stipend, plus a reporting allowance and additional materials. They will also get instruction on storytelling techniques by National Geographic staff before they start their adventure. They will have the chance to pitch stories for the publication’s platforms. Although applications are closed for the 2022-2023 competition, you can apply for the 2023-2024 year when applications open this April .

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Teach English

An old-school route for travelers is to become an English teacher abroad. A good place to start your search for opportunities is TEFL, a membership network that provides accreditation and offers a connection to more than 30,000 employers, according to its website. Members can access jobs around the world, whether they want to work four hours a day in Moscow or full time in Santiago, Chile.

Another route is online teaching. Because of the pandemic, there are more online English teaching jobs that could enable you to work from anywhere you would like to travel. Teachers with Magic Ears earn between $22 and $26 per hour, for example.

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Study microelectronics from an RV

Roadtrip Nation is sending three people on a three-week RV trip across the country in the name of microelectronics. They are looking for applicants who want to pursue a career focused on microelectronics, semiconductors and microchips, so if you’re into AI or adaptive manufacturing, this gig is for you.

The trip — set to begin in May, although it could get shifted depending on the pandemic — will be filmed, resulting in a documentary that may end up shown on public television. All expenses will be covered, and road trippers will also get a daily stipend. Applications are due Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

Become an ‘artist-in-residence’

For the creative set, one opportunity for free or subsidized travel is an artist residency.

The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) lists opportunities that support visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creatives, typically for about two to four weeks. One such gig is the Death Valley National Park artist-in-residency program that has two residencies each year. Artists get a $3,000 stipend and are housed (and fed) in a hotel right inside the park.

For writers, there is the chance to stay in a “poet’s cottage” in Central Pennsylvania through the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing . The program gives recipients four months of time to work, plus a stipend of $5,000. Applicants must be writing their first or second book of fiction or creative nonfiction. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1.

Retreat to Peterborough, N.H., for the MacDowell program, which invites emerging and established artists and provides accommodations, use of a studio and three prepared meals per day for as many as six weeks. Applicants must work in disciplines including architecture, film or video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theater and visual arts. The deadline for fall residency applications is Feb. 10.

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Become a flight attendant

Should a career change suit you, you may want to consider becoming a flight attendant. With airlines’ labor shortage and staffing issues, many are hiring flight attendants — and offering bonuses and extra pay — to make sure flights can take off on schedule. And, obviously, the job is all about travel.

Several big names are hiring right now, including American Airlines , United and Delta . But there are flight attendant openings from lesser-known regional and corporate carriers, too.

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Find a seasonal job

Like airlines, tourist destinations have been hurting for staff throughout the pandemic. Cool Works is a seemingly endless portal of seasonal jobs that appeal to travel lovers, including operating a gondola at a Telluride ski resort, becoming a chef right outside a national park or tending to a historic Cape Cod inn . The website features openings in categories broken down by type of job — brewery, winery and distillery, camp jobs or general labor, for example — as well as season or location, help wanted now, interesting regions and more.

If you have dreamed of shadowing a pasta maker in Italy or learning about permaculture in Malawi , you can also pick up short-term gigs working just about anywhere in the world through WWOOF, the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Founded in 1871, the organization features opportunities in more than 130 countries. WWOOF’s mission is to connect travelers with organic farmers in the spirit of cultural and educational exchange while promoting good farming and sustainability practices.

Apply to live rent-free in Sicily

In its latest marketing stunt, Airbnb is offering one lucky applicant the opportunity to spend a year rent-free in the rural village of Sambuca in Sicily. The concept was inspired by Sambuca’s 2019 “1 Euro House” campaign that aimed to solve the town’s declining population problem by enticing new investments through cheap real estate. If you win, you will have to list one of the rooms of the house on Airbnb. You may also be able to learn Italian through a mentorship program.

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2024 international travel grants open for faculty and graduate students

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LAWRENCE — KU International Affairs is accepting proposals and applications for travel grants that support faculty and graduate student research and collaboration abroad. 

The deadline for submitting proposals and applications is March 6. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of April. 

Faculty travel grants will support international travel expenses for interdisciplinary, humanistic research projects, as well as academic collaborations in Asia and Latin America. Travel grants for graduate students support internationally focused academic or training opportunities and preliminary dissertation field activities in Latin America and Africa.

The most compelling proposals will align with  Jayhawks Rising’s  strategic priorities of expanding KU research and its influence, furthering student success, and promoting healthy and vibrant communities. 

Given out annually by KUIA, the international travel awards help foster the international orientation, expertise and outreach of KU while also enriching students’ studies. 

2024 Faculty Travel Grants

The International Travel Fund for Humanistic Research  supports KU faculty pursuing international interdisciplinary humanistic research abroad. Eligible faculty may receive up to $2,000 to cover airfare and related travel expenses.

The Latin America Fund , formerly the KU-UCR Exchange Support Fund, provides up to $2,000 for faculty research projects requiring travel to Latin America. Additionally, it provides up to $4,000 in travel funding for the development or maintenance of institutional exchanges, partnerships and academic collaborations between KU and counterparts at selected postsecondary institutions. The fund prioritizes helping departments and schools initiate or build relationships with peer institutions of higher learning in Latin America.

The South, Southeast, and East Asia Fund , formerly the CIK Fund, provides up to $2,000 for faculty research projects requiring travel to countries within Asia. Additionally, it provides up to $4,000 for the development or maintenance of institutional exchanges, partnerships and academic collaborations between KU and counterparts at selected postsecondary institutions. The fund prioritizes helping departments and schools initiate or build relationships with peer institutions of higher learning in South, Southeast and East Asia. 

2024 Graduate Student Grants

The International Enhancement Grant  provides up to $1,000 in travel expenses for graduate students to pursue relevant semester or summerlong internationally focused academic or training opportunities in Africa or Latin America that enhance their degree programs at KU. This grant supports directed, off-campus international activities in areas that do not duplicate opportunities or coursework available at KU.

The Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant  provides up to $1,000 in travel expenses to graduate students to support six- to eight-week trips for preliminary dissertation field activities, such as exploring potential research sites, archives and other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; and identifying and meeting with local scholars and contacts, as appropriate, that take place in Latin America or Africa .  

Visit the  KUIA travel grant website  for more information.

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NYFA Source: Travel Grant Tips and Opportunities

NYFA Source: Travel Grant Tips and Opportunities

“Making an argument for why this trip will have a positive impact on the career of the emerging artist in question is also very important.”

To many artists, applying for grants is a difficult process. It involves filling out dozens of applications and writing endless proposals. It’s a fact, seeking funding can be a laborious task. But don’t despair, all that hard work pays off. Being awarded money can make a huge difference in sustaining your career as an artist and travel grants offer a unique opportunity to develop your creative practice.

Each year thousands of artists apply for travel grants. The goals for funding vary, some want to mount productions internationally and others may want to workshop performances in front of new audiences. Travel grants assist with a variety of costly expenses, such as transportation and accommodations. Foundations tend to select projects that show a commitment to artistic integrity, demonstrate craft, and encourage innovation.

Without question, these grants are highly competitive and often recognize artists who have made noteworthy progress. So, how do you make your application stand-out? This article will provide information about the process of applying for travel grants, including insight from the Jerome Foundation and a list of funding organizations via NYFA Source . Take the first step to strengthening your proposal and completing a successful travel grant application

Tips for applying to Travel Grants

1.) read the guidelines.

The guidelines describe the grant’s criteria, rules, and how to apply. Read them carefully and gain a full understanding of what the funder is looking for. Before moving forward with an application, you should ask yourself the following:

  • Am I eligible to apply for this travel grant?
  • What is this funder looking for in applicants?
  • Have I assessed the full cost of the project?
  • If I do receive the funding, can I meet the requirements of the grant?

Answering these questions will help you organize your proposal and consider what details are significant to your proposal. Some grants offer early stage feedback and critiques, which you should take advantage of if possible.

In addition, If you’re looking to build your body of work, travel grants are extremely useful. You can spend time building connections with new cultural organizations and/or use the experience abroad to develop your talents in a new environment. You’ll want to highlight all of these benefits in your application. 

2.) Do your Research

Before you apply, make sure you have done your homework: know the organization, choose an excellent project to pursue, and equally important, read the funder’s mission statement.

Take time to research the funder and study the projects they’ve supported in the past. Are there certain patterns in the projects they select? This research can help you understand the organizational culture and funder expectations.

Funders are looking for innovative and well-defined projects. Your proposal should be presented in a clear manner and follow the guidelines detailed in the application precisely. Remember, travel grants provide a bridge between artists and the wider community and give you the opportunity to showcase your artistic practice and/or workshops ideas with new audiences. The process of applying can also require you to document your work and allow for self-reflection, which can be valuable for your creative process.

3.) Make a Plan

According to Jeremy Meckler of the Jerome Foundation, promising applications tend to have succinct and comprehensive plan.

“While quality of artwork and career stage are important elements for panels, the completeness of planning is often more important. We ask for a travel budget, letters of confirmation, and as detailed a plan as possible and those are all very important elements of the Travel and Study Grant application. Panels want to know that the proposed trip will actually happen, and showing detailed plans is the best way to ensure that. And of course making an argument for why this trip will have a positive impact on the career of the emerging artist in question is also very important.”

You must include enough detail to convince them you’re the best person for this opportunity. Your artist statement. A detailed budget. Photographs. Past research. A thorough plan is the most important factor and will ultimately, determine your application’s success.

4.) Remember, this is a travel grant. Not a project grant.

There are clear distinctions between travel grants and project grants. Again, reading the guideline is vital to avoiding mistakes. For example, the Jerome Foundation’s Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants directly to emerging artists. No production support is provided through this program. They do, however, have a general grant program that supports production, but that program requires a fiscal sponsor. Each grant has specific rules and eligibility requirements. Be mindful and explain what you want to accomplish with the funding.

5.) Be Original

Find ways to explain your project concisely, share the value of your artwork and provide honest reflections of your practice. Focus your artwork at the center of your proposal. This is your opportunity to offer your perspective and engage the reviewer. The proposal should clearly demonstrate why the funding will support your overall goals. Every detail you include should be explicitly tied to the mission of your project.

6.) Get Feedback

If you are still unsure about whether your project is a fit or have questions that are not answered in the guidelines, email or call the organization for feedback. Organizations are available to help you determine if your work meets the funding criteria prior to preparing the proposal. Remember, give yourself plenty of lead time to contact individuals and get detailed feedback. Then incorporate their recommendations in your applications.

7.) Meet the deadline

Applications are due by the following deadlines. No exceptions. It may seem obvious, but many applications are rejected because they miss the deadline or fail to adhere to instructions.

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Theatre Communications Group

Global Connections offers funding in two different categories: On the Road, travel grants of up to $5,000 each; In the Lab, project development grants of $10,000 each. These grants support geographically unrestricted travel to foster international collaborations between US-based artists and their creative colleagues around the world.

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

The Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenters in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and in seeing the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and engagements.

New England Foundation for the Arts: NEFA

The Presenter Travel Fund provides monetary assistance to arts programmers or curatorial staff in New England. Applicants may apply for funding to help cover the expense of attending festivals, showcases, conferences, or other cultural events where they can see artistic work that they may present in their own community.

The Jerome Foundation

The Jerome Foundation makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists. The travel grant is open to residents of Minnesota and New York City.

European Cultural Foundation

STEP Beyond Travel Grants are open to US applicants living in Europe. The travel grant supports cultural expression and aim to connect people with cultural ideas and policies in Europe.

Travel grants can help artists build a greater body of work and gain experience in showcasing their work. A majority of travel grants will be listed under the award category in NYFA Source . Make sure to read the Description of Program ; along with the Selection Process/Criteria as you search the database.

– Glory Edim, Program Associate, Online Resources

Find more grants for artists on NYFA Source , a free searchable database of 12,000+ awards, residencies, and services.

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Exploratory and Reflective Learning Grants

A Dean Rusk  Exploratory and Reflective Learning Grant is defined as the  exploration of and reflection on international experiences that enhance academic goals and encourage personal growth.

Applying for the Grant

For this grant, each student is required to complete the following steps: 

  • Consult with the Dean Rusk office to discuss your project proposal.
  • Write a proposal.
  • Complete travel grant budget report .
  • If applicable, obtain a language proficiency recommender (required where English is not the predominant language in the country for your proposed project).

It is strongly recommended students also obtain a faculty recommendation, but it is NOT required. 

Writing Your Proposal

A strong proposal includes:

  • What goals will your experience help you accomplish?
  • What do you hope to get from the project, and why is the project important to you?
  • How is it important within your academic career, personal goals, or future plans?
  • What are the specific places you plan to go to (museum, library, etc.)?
  • What are the preparations you must complete before departing (e.g. contacting a specific organization to collaborate with)?
  • Can you get those tasks done with the requested resources (i.e budget) and the proposed time frame?
  • How will you make your project accessible to all audiences?

2024 Exploratory and Reflective Learning Grants will be available when the fall grant cycle opens at the close of the spring grant cycle, with an application deadline of October 1, 2024. 

To start your application, use Submittable . 

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Heidi (Neve) on the Alp: Exploring Family Roots through Dairy Farming and Cheesemaking 

by Neve Rauscher ‘26

Neve immersed herself in her family's traditional dairy farming and cheesemaking practices in Northern Switzerland, spending nine weeks on two Alps family farms. She learned livestock care, culinary techniques, and alp cheese production firsthand. By studying Swiss and French farming methods, she enhanced her fluency in French and Swiss-German. Neve's exploration of traditional farming practices deepened her understanding of environmental studies, connecting her heritage with sustainable agricultural practices.

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Stimulating Kelp Market Growth in New Zealand: The International Evolution of an Agricultural-Economist Perspective 

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Erin interned with NZ Kelp, a company in New Zealand specializing in organic kelp farming for food grade and horticultural purposes. Her role involved harvesting Giant Kelp, mastering its diverse applications, and contributing to social media and promotional content creation. She also conducted informal interviews with the company's founder to explore its growth trajectory. Erin aims to expand the commercial seaweed market as part of her post-graduate pursuits.

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DNA or ADN? Exploring DNA Extraction Methodology and the Role of English in Biology Research in Lima 

by Ramsey Chaaban ‘24 

Ramsey conducted phytopathology research at Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina (UNALM)  in Lima, Peru. Mentored by Professor Alejandro Llanos, he focused on optimizing Chelex DNA extraction—a cost-effective method for field-collected samples. Ramsey explored language barriers, indigenous knowledge, and lab equipment's impact on scientific publishing at UNALM. He also contributed to the community by teaching introductory Bioinformatics workshops in R and Python in Spanish, and presented on DNA sequencing methods in Genomics. 

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Looking for summer study abroad scholarships? We’ve got you covered, as we offer a variety of need, merit, and other scholarships & grants to help you on your journey.

Ranging from out $200 Go Abroad Again program to our $1,500 Douglass O'Connell Scholars Grant and more, our scholarships & grants help meet the needs of our students and provide more equitable access to our summer study abroad programs. Check out our summer study abroad scholarships & grants below! 

* For students participating in 2 consecutive Summer Blocks, please see the Quarter Scholarships page for award amounts.

Based on students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Note: EFC (Expected Family Contribution) is being replaced by SAI (Student Aid Index) for the 2024-2025 FAFSA cycle. Due to unexpected FAFSA delays during the transition, CIEE will accept the 2023-2024 FAFSA (EFC) or the 2024-2025 FAFSA (SAI) for Fall 2024. For students who provide the 2023-2024 FAFSA (EFC), we will continue to guarantee GAIN Travel Grants to those with EFCs of 10,000 or less. For students who provide the 2024-2025 FAFSA (SAI), we will guarantee GAIN Travel Grants to Pell Eligible students. Applications must received by the April 1st deadline for the guarantee. Students with high need should still apply even if they do not meet the criteria noted above.

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Summer term study abroad scholarship applications are always open, meaning you can submit the Scholarships & Grants portion of your CIEE Study Abroad application any time. Remember to submit your application by the April 1 summer programs deadline to be considered for summer funding.

While the cost of your summer study abroad program varies based on the specific program you choose, our summer programs can range anywhere from less than $5,450 to $9,250 or more . See some summer study abroad program examples below:

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  • Summer in Florence -- $5,450
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Overseas travel grants, introduction.

Overseas travel grants (OTGs) provide funding for:

  • international travel and subsistence to study new techniques at recognised centres outside the UK
  • travel to start or develop international collaborations

One potential use of an OTG, for example, is for travel to European centres to develop collaborations for bids to Horizon Europe.

Centre visits may be to overseas universities or industrial organisations. The scheme may not be used to support solely conference attendance.

There is no limit to the amount of funding which can be applied for, and no closing dates.

Eligible costs

As well as travel and subsistence, the project lead can request funds to cover their salary and indirect costs. Estates costs cannot be claimed on an overseas travel grant.

Neither consumables nor equipment – including laptops – would normally be funded under this scheme. The cost of visas may be included in the proposal.

Number of people

Overseas travel grants normally only support a single project lead. Other staff costs can be requested but should be fully justified.

Timing and grant length

There is no upper limit on the overall length of an OTG grant but we would not expect to support:

  • single visits of six months or more
  • multiple visits exceeding 12 months in total

If an OTG funding decision comes after the requested start date, the funding cannot be backdated.

EPSRC does not allow expenditure incurred before the announcement date to be charged to the grant, so please ensure that you leave enough time for processing before the first proposed visit.

Where you can go

There are no restrictions to recognised research centres you can visit, no matter what country, as long as it is outside the UK. The cost of visas can be included in the grant as well.

Funding researchers abroad to come to the UK as visiting researchers is not covered by the OTG scheme. However, these costs may be included in a standard research proposal.

Linking overseas travel grant proposals to EPSRC research grants

Overseas travel grants do not need to be linked to an existing EPSRC research grant, but it is expected that new techniques learned, or collaborations formed, will lead to future research proposals.

OTGs and New Investigator Awards

A project lead on an OTG is still eligible to apply for a New Investigator Award.

Who can apply

Overseas travel grants are subject to the same eligibility criteria as standard research grants. Check if you’re eligible for funding.

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We try to provide a fast turnaround OTGs, but please allow at least 16 weeks before the first proposed visit.

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  • Don't use your debit card to pay for anything but ATM withdrawals.
  • Both cash and credit are useful for different transactions.
  • You can get foreign currency from your bank, a currency exchange kiosk or an ATM.

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You’re finally taking that big trip abroad.

For as much time and energy you’ve spent saving up and searching for the best deals on flights or cruises, places to stay, and travel experiences, it would be a shame to blow extra money at the last minute. But that’s what you’ll be doing if you don’t use your cash and credit wisely.

“The thing I never, ever, ever recommend doing abroad is (using) your debit card to pay for things unless you're withdrawing money from an ATM,” said consumer savings expert Matt Granite, who’s known as The Deal Guy on YouTube .

Here’s why and what else travelers should know before visiting another country:

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Can you use debit cards internationally?

Yes, but Granite strongly discourages using it to pay for anything but ATM withdrawals.

“You've just given a terminal that you are unfamiliar with access to your bank account with a pin. You've absolutely no idea what happens beyond that point,” he warned. 

Is it better to travel with cash or credit?

“You generally want cash on you, always, in case of an emergency,” Granite said. 

Cash is also useful for gratuities and small purchases. For larger transactions, he recommends credit, provided there are no foreign transaction fees.

“You're more likely to encounter fraud or operators not necessarily giving you what you've paid for when you're in a remote area where you don't know where you are, you don't know who you're dealing with. The potential for a ripoff is a lot higher than where we're on our own territorial ground,” Granite said. “So always use your credit card because if there is a problem, you are not responsible for your purchase. You have coverage. You have fraud investigations. They'll put a hold on a suspicious transaction. You have everything in the world working for you.”

How can I avoid foreign currency transaction fees?

Call your credit card company or look up their policies online before leaving for your trip, and avoid using any cards that charge fees.

How much cash should you travel with internationally?

“I would say that anyone traveling for more than three days in a country should have the equivalent of at least $300 with them,” Granite said. 

He suggests the equivalent of $500 for families, adding that it could be less for destinations where the dollar is strong.

“You always need to say to yourself: ‘What do I do if I need to get from an airport to a hotel to pay for one night of the hotel when my credit card is stolen?” he said. “You need to be able to survive abroad for 24 to 48 hours, where your credit card company can emergency FedEx or DHL your (new) credit card to you.”

Where are US dollars accepted?

Several foreign countries use the U.S. dollar as official currency or tender. They include:

◾ Bonaire , St Eustatius and Saba

◾ British Virgin Islands

◾ El Salvador

◾ Marshall Islands

◾ Micronesia

◾ Timor-Leste

◾ Turks and Caicos

U.S. dollars are also the currency in U.S. territories like Puerto Rico and Guam. Some businesses in other destinations accept dollars at will.

How to get foreign currency

There are several ways to get foreign currency before and during your trip. You can order foreign currency from your bank for a fee. You can exchange cash at a currency exchange kiosk, though the exchange rate will not favor you. You can also withdraw cash at an ATM at your destination.

“Another trick that I use is if you are traveling and you do have a credit card with zero foreign transaction fees, you can often get very good exchange rates from both chain and boutique hotels to a limit,” Granite said, explaining that the front desk can give you local currency, then add that amount to your hotel bill like a room incidental. “Not all hotels can, but many hotels, specifically in Europe, will be very pleased to do so.”

Should I get foreign currency before I travel?

You don’t need to, but if you want to, Granite said, “Your bank can definitely give you a wonderful experience, provided the U.S. dollar is stronger before you leave.” 

“For example, if you were traveling to Canada, it is 100% in your favor to get the Canadian dollar from the U.S. bank before you travel if the U.S. currency is stronger. But when we're looking at currencies like the British pound, better to do everything when you get to London, not beforehand,” he added. 

Where is the best place to exchange currency?

Many travelers prefer to withdraw from ATMs at their destination for better exchange rates, but there are instances when you may opt for a pricey currency exchange kiosk instead.

“Those booths, they're generally in very well-lit areas. They're very secure. They're often in airports or in the mecca center of a city if you are traveling somewhere where you have concerns over your safety,” Granite said, recalling one of his past trips. “I would have gotten a considerably better rate by going to some of the ATMs that were not in areas (where) I should be walking at certain times of the day. I will gladly take the hit of $15 on a $100 withdrawal for safety.”

Consider how much you take out if you use a currency exchange booth.

“Some people will have the concept of they're going to take a little bit and they're going to find an ATM, and then they're going to be OK,” he said. “But the more you withdraw from those places, the rates are generally more within your favor. And there's generally a maintenance or a convenience fee attached to that one transaction, so you're paying $15 whether you take out $5 or $1,000.”

Can I withdraw money at a foreign ATM?

Yes, but watch out for fees. 

Just like at home, you may be charged usage fees by both the ATM and your bank for withdrawing cash out of network. 

You can avoid or limit those fees by sticking to ATMs within your bank’s Global ATM Alliance , Granite said. You can look up banking partners online before you even leave home. Apps like ATM Fee Saver can help you locate fee-free ATMs while traveling.

Be aware that if your bank account normally limits the number of withdrawals you can make each month before incurring fees, foreign withdrawals also count toward that limit, he warned.

He also reminded travelers that ATMs are legally required to disclose fees on screen.

“If you find an ATM you don't like, you can decline. You can take your card out, and then you can walk a block and go to the next ATM,” he said. “I think a lot of people feel compelled – it's a weird psychological thing – that once your card is in the machine, you have to complete your purchase. That is actually not the case.”

Can you withdraw cash on a credit card?

Yes, but you should avoid it.

“Always use your debit card when you're going to an ATM. The credit card fees are horrendous,” Granite said. “No one will ever have a good experience using a credit card and an ATM, and there should be no reason to do so unless your account is completely empty, and by that point you have other problems.”

He also warned that if your debit card is co-branded with a major credit card company, like Visa or Mastercard, make sure withdrawals are made as debit, not credit.

Do I need to notify my credit card of international travel?

Not necessarily.

“Most credit card companies these days, within the last three to five years, have such sophisticated AI on you, they've already known you've booked your trip,” Granite said. “They've figured out somewhere along the way that you have a flight or you have a tour, or you've browsed on their app, something tied to where you're going, and they know you're going.”

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Should I pay in foreign currency or USD?

“Always use your credit card in the local currency,” Granite said. “When you put your credit card into a machine to pay for something and it asks you, Do you want to convert? Never convert.”

How to get rid of leftover foreign currency

The easiest way to get rid of extra foreign currency is to spend it.

“You almost never want to convert it back,” Granite said. “If you do end up with too much cash, which we have on trips before, we'll do things like pay for the balance of our hotel using cash.”

Another option is to hold onto the currency if you think you’ll go back to the destination.

“I find that even if you put that cash into an envelope and it sits in the safe, and you go back three years later, I never forget when I have pounds or euros in the safe based on what it took me to get them,” Granite said.

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11 July 2024 – Ilma del Carmen Juarez-Garfias, a doctoral student at Victoria University of Wellington, said it was a privilege to attend the 7 th edition of the school on Passive Imaging & Monitoring in Wave Physics: From Seismology to Ultrasound in Corsica, France. SSA’s new Paul Andrew Spudich Travel Grant made her experience possible.

“I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to the generous donors who supported this grant,” she says of the $2, 300 award she received in March to support her travel. “Their investment in young scientists like myself demonstrates a commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration.”

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Held in June at the Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse, the summer school was a perfect match for Juarez-Garfias’ focus on ambient noise signals and how to detect, characterize and use them to characterize the medium, mapping and monitoring structures. She received helpful feedback on her research methodology, particularly in using ambient seismic noise to calculate Green’s functions and derive ground motion information from many earthquake simulations along the Alpine Fault. The sessions about ocean waves and DAS applications were particularly relevant to her research and gave her a better understanding of how these principles apply across different domains.

“As an enthusiast of using ambient noise signals for fault monitoring, this program offered a one-of-a-kind chance to delve into advanced techniques and methodologies under the guidance of leading experts in the field,” she says. “Attending this summer school gave me invaluable knowledge and skills directly applicable to my research interests, [and] the networking opportunities allowed me to connect with peers and mentors who share similar interests, paving the way for future collaborations and opportunities.”

She recalls being struck by “the sense of belonging” she felt during the program, saying the experience “reinforced my place in the academic environment.”

Welcoming applicants each February, the Paul Andrew Spudich Travel Grant program assists members like Juarez-Garfias who are just starting their careers in seismology. The awards are supported by SSA’s Paul Andrew Spudich Fund. Established through a generous anonymous gift in 2023, the fund honors the life and accomplishments of Paul Andrew Spudich (1950-2019), a pioneering seismologist and beloved member of the SSA community. Grants are offered exclusively to early-career and student members whose research focuses on earthquake source physics or ground motion prediction, areas Spudich made important contributions to during his distinguished career with the U.S. Geological Survey.

“Paul Spudich’s legacy in seismology is characterized by groundbreaking research, dedication to public safety and a spirit of adventure that inspired colleagues and continues to inspire future generations in the field,” says Juarez-Garfias, who found inspiration of her own in the summer school’s session and posters about wave propagation on Mars. They opened her eyes to new avenues to explore in her research.

She says she’s been spreading the word about SSA’s newest grant program, which helps newcomers to seismology overcome the financial obstacles that can stand in the way of their participation in scientific conferences. These experiences couldn’t be more important as they help members make progress on their research, explore new possibilities for their future careers and contribute to the SSA mission of advancing seismology worldwide.

“Attending the Passive Imaging & Monitoring in Wave Physics summer school supported by the Paul Andrew Spudich Travel Grant has been a transformative experience,” says Juarez-Garfias. “It has equipped me with the tools and perspectives to advance my academic journey and reinforced my commitment to contributing meaningfully to seismology.”

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    CSIR Travel Grant Scheme. The Scheme is aimed at providing financial assistance to Young Indian Researchers (Ph.D. Students, Research Associates, resident Doctors, etc.), Emeritus Scientists and non-regular researchers for participation / presenting their research papers in international Scientific Events such as conferences/ Seminars/ Symposia/ Workshops/ Short-term School/ courses/ training ...

  24. Inlaks Research and Travel Grant

    A candidate can apply for either the 'Inlaks Research and Travel Grant' or the 'Inlaks-Kings India Institute Studentship' in any given year. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE. Completed application along with attachments should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line: Application for IRTG-2024.

  25. International Student Grant

    The Office of International Affairs awards partial tuition grants each semester to international students at The Ohio State University. These grants are intended to help international students within two semesters of graduation who have demonstrated financial need to complete their degrees. There is a limit of one grant award per degree level.

  26. Cash or credit when traveling abroad? It makes a difference.

    "For example, if you were traveling to Canada, it is 100% in your favor to get the Canadian dollar from the U.S. bank before you travel if the U.S. currency is stronger.

  27. The Transformative Power of a Travel Grant

    11 July 2024 - Ilma del Carmen Juarez-Garfias, a doctoral student at Victoria University of Wellington, said it was a privilege to attend the 7 th edition of the school on Passive Imaging & Monitoring in Wave Physics: From Seismology to Ultrasound in Corsica, France. SSA's new Paul Andrew Spudich Travel Grant made her experience possible.