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
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. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.
Australian Academy of Science, Selby Fellowship June Fellowships are awarded 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.


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

Asian Studies

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
American Institute of Indian Studies, Research Fellowships July 1 This program offers Junior Fellowships, Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships, and Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships.
Association for Asian Studies, Short-Term Research Travel to Japan, and Research Travel within the USA February 1 and October 1 Applicants in this category must be current AAS members.
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.


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 support international observational astronomy with an emphasis on long-term, international visits.


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 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 varies The Company of Biologists’ journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science, The Journal of Experimental Biology, and Disease Models & Mechanisms) offer fellowships to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories.

Health and Medicine

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center: Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Travel Support varies by program This directory includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities 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 January Postdoctoral Extramural Fellowships allow U.S. (and permanent resident) scientists to conduct cooperative research under host researchers in Japan.


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 Encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange through two programs that support international collaborations.


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.
Association for Women in Mathematics, NSF-AWM Travel Grants February 1, May 15, October 1 Grants provide full or partial support for travel and subsistence for a meeting or conference in the applicant’s field of specialization.


Program Deadline Program Synopsis
American Physical Society, Leo Szilard Lectureship Award June The award provides 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 June The award provides $3,000 plus a 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.


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