TIE Travel Grants

Travel Grants Available for Conference Presenters, Attendees, and Research Data Collection!


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TIE provides awards to offset transportation costs and conference registration fees for Tufts students and faculty who are:

  • Presenting at environmental conferences or workshops; or
  • Attending environmental conferences or workshops; or
  • Conducting data collection for environmental research projects.

Individuals interested in applying for a travel grant should consult the criteria and guidelines below.

Award Guidelines:

  • TIE Travel Grants are only offered to currently active Tufts students and faculty and the grant must be used towards expenses that are incurred whilst the applicant is an active student or within 3 months of graduation.
  • Total TIE travel funding for any individual applicant may not exceed $1,000 per fiscal year, July 1 — June 30.
  • Applicants must apply at least 45 days before your travel date; and, when available, conference registration should be completed with “Early Bird” or “Student” registration fees.
  • Funds are only available to support travel to conferences, workshops, and data collection locations where the conference, workshop or research addresses interdisciplinary topics related to the environment and/or sustainability. Acceptable types of research projects include: research for an undergraduate or Master’s thesis; data collection leading to publication(s); and, research assistanceships to Tufts students. These funds are not available for any other purpose.
  • Funds can only be used to pay for transportation costs (including airfare, mileage, etc.), conference registration fees, and/or visa fees.
  • Funds will be made available on a reimbursement basis.
  • Faculty members are required to match the TIE grant with funds from another source. Proof of the matching funds will be requested.
  • Funding is available up to the following amounts:
    • Domestic travel (within the US & territories): up to $500
    • International travel (outside the US): up to $1000

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Additional Requirements:

  • Applicant must adhere to all travel reimbursement policies outlined in acceptance email, including (i) Submitting all original receipts and boarding passes within 7 days of completion of travel, (ii) Submitting requested personal information on travel reimbursement form.
  • TIE must be given recognition as a supporter of your research or presentation.
  • Travel grant awardees will be required to write a blog post or a summary of the conference, workshop, or data collection experience that will be published on various TIE communications channels.

Preference given to individuals that have not received a TIE travel grant in the past.

To Apply:

Complete this application form.

Application Window:

Our grant windows for the 2017-2018 academic year are as follows:

  • Friday, 29 September
  • Thursday, 30 November
  • Wednesday, 31 January
  • Friday, 30 March
  • Thursday, 31 May


Evaluation Process:

Applications are evaluated based on:

  1. Importance of the research, presentation or workshop towards environmental betterment
  2. Importance of the research, presentation or workshop towards the education and/or career development of the applicant
  3. Value for money of the application (i.e. amount of funds requested compared to the justification given for the first two evaluation criteria).

Applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks after the grant window closes. It is possible that notifications will be provided earlier than this.