SMEA students have four primary travel funding opportunities at the UW available to them from the various University resources listed below. All of the followingrequire students to be accepted to present a paper, poster, or talk at a meeting or conference prior to applying for funding. Always check directly on the funding source’s website for the most up-to-date information and deadlines as they may change without notice.
External travel funding may allow for travel without the requirement to present, and can be searched for using the databases at the bottom of this page.
A travel scholarship for School of Marine & Environmental Affairs students presenting at a domestic or international meeting/conference. Amounts vary, and can be used for lodging, conference/registration fees, transportation, or food.
Graduate student travel awards are available to assist graduate students with travel fares to major national or international conferences so they may present papers or posters, or to serve as invited speakers. Funds may be used only for airfare or other forms of transportation (e.g. mileage, taxis). Funding: $300 – domestic / $500 – international
To apply for this funding, please email Tiffany Dion (firstname.lastname@example.org) with ALL of the following information:
Name of conference.
URL for conference.
Location of conference.
Presentation title and type (paper/poster/talk).
Other funding you’ve received or applied to for this trip (please include the source of funding and amount(s) received if applicable).
PDF copy of letter or email stating your acceptance/invitation to present at the meeting.
Please see GSFEI’s Travel Awards page for monthly deadlines (priority deadline is usually on the 1st day of the month, 2 months prior to travel month).
Grant Forward Features a “travel” grant type, as well as a “workshop/conference” grant type for ease of searching.
SciVal Funding Contains travel opportunities in the “conference/travel grants” funding type category.
Also, If you are not presenting at the conference you hope to attend, see if the national level or your local chapter of the sponsoring organization offers a “first time attendee” or “professional development” scholarship. Many professional and academic conferences often discounted student rates, and some may waive registration fees partially or in full if you commit to a few hours of volunteering at the conference.