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NSF Travel Grants for US-based
Graduate and Undergraduate Students

As part of NSF's commitment to maintain the United States' research competitiveness and to increase diversity, we are pleased to offer competitive travel grants to the Diversity Workshop at VTC2019-Fall in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Eligibility - Graduate students currently pursuing Ph.D. degrees in accredited higher education institutions in the United States will be eligible for a travel award funded by this grant.

Diversity – This travel grant will be reserved for promoting diversity in the student attendees of the “Diversity in VTS” workshop. In particular:
  • One-third (33%) of the travel awards will be reserved for women,
  • One-third (33%) of the travel award will be reserved for underrepresented minorities including those who identify as African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos, and
  • One-third (33%) of the travel award will be reserved for first-time attendees.
No more than one awardee per institution.
Important Dates
Travel Grant Application Submission Deadline:         5 September 2019
Travel Grant Award Notification:                                 9 September 2019

All submissions should go to Prof. Katie Wilson at, with a subject line of "NSF Travel Grants for Diversity workshop".
Application Process
An application for a travel award will consist of:
  1. A letter from the student (required contents are discussed below),
  2. The student's vita, and
  3. A supporting letter from the student's graduate advisor.
The letter from the student should include:
  1. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date,
  2. A description of areas reflected in the “Diversity in VTS” workshop 2019 program that would impact the student's research, and
  3. A statement about why the "Diversity in VTS" workshop attendance is important to the student.
The advisor's recommendation letter to the committee should include:
  1. Confirmation that the student is a bona-fide Ph.D. or M.S. candidate in good standing at an accredited institution in the United States,
  2. The suitability of the “Diversity in VTS” 2019 workshop program material to the student's research area,
  3. Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference, and
  4. The strengths and potential contributions of the student.
All submissions should go to Prof. Katie Wilson at no later than 5 September 2019, with a subject line of "NSF Travel Grants for Diversity workshop".
The grant will cover the following expenses per student (up to a maximum of $1000 USD per student):
  1. Economy airfare up to $600 USD (approximate domestic airfare cost on US carrier roundtrip to Honolulu airport)
  2. Lodging for up to three nights at $100 USD for one night
  3. Meals and incidentals at $50 USD per day for up to 2 days 
  If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Katie Wilson.

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