Travel Grants

TIE provides two types of awards to offset the costs of environmental research and conference attendance.

Conference Presentations Travel Grant

Intended for use towards transportation costs and conference registration fees for Tufts students who are presenting at environmental conferences, meetings, and workshops.

Criteria:

  • 1. Grants are only offered to current Tufts students and faculty members.
  • 2. Total TIE travel funding for any individual may not exceed $1,000 per fiscal year, July 1 — June 30. TIE prefers to fund individuals that have not received a TIE conference presentation travel grant in the past.
  • 3. The conference/workshop as well as the presented research must clearly relate to the environment.
  • 4. TIE funding will only pay for transportation and conference registration costs.
  • 5. The grant will only cover one presenter per presentation. If there are multiple presenters per presentation, the presenters must apply as a group and divide the grant equitably.
  • 6. Funding will not exceed $500 for domestic travel and $1000 for international travel.
  • 7. TIE has limited funding and will not exceed $5000 in grants for conferences occurring July 1-December 31 and $5000 in grants for conferences occurring January 1-June 30. Please apply at least 45 days in advance of your presentation.

To Apply:

Complete the application.

Send an email to the TIE Program Administrator to alert him/her of your application.

 

Data Collection Travel Grant

Intended for use towards transportation costs for Tufts students who are collecting data for research that is specifically environmental in focus in other countries and locations.

Criteria:

  • 1. Grants are only offered to current Tufts students.
  • 2. Total TIE data collection travel grants for any individual may not exceed $1,000 per fiscal year, July 1 – June 30. TIE prefers to fund individuals that have not received a TIE data collection travel grant in the past.
  • 3. TIE data collection travel grants are only available to support data collection related to research that addresses an environmental issue. Full justification of travel must be given in advance.
  • 4. TIE date collection travel grants can only be used to pay transportation and visa expenses.
  • 5. For data collection grants, applicant must have matching funds from other sources. (Students should inquire with their departments and schools.)
  • 6. Applicants must be in open communication with their Tufts faculty research advisors regarding the plan for data collection and the request for TIE assistance.
  • 7. Data collection travel grants should fund work that contributes to a specific project, such as a thesis or publication.
  • 8. Funding is available up to $500 for domestic travel and $1000 for international travel. TIE has an overall limit of $10,000 for Data Collection Travel Grants per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

To Apply:

Complete a Data Collection Travel Grant Application.

Send an email to the TIE Program Administrator to alert him/her of your application.

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Sample Travel Grant Recipients:

Laura Read

“Advancing decision-support tools in watershed management: A review of game theory applications in water resources”
Fourth International EcoSummit
Columbus, Ohio (September 30 – October 5, 2012)

Ana Rosner

“Climate Change Adaptation Decisions Using Risk-Informed Trend Analysis”
NOAA’s 36th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop
Fort Worth, Texas (October 3-6, 2011)

Nancy W. Gleason

“Overcoming Natural Resource-Induced Civil Conflict: The Case of Suriname’s Forests”
International Studies Association Annual Convention 2011
Montreal, Canada (March 16 – 19, 2011)

Twenty Tufts Students representing Tufts Climate Action

attended the Power Shift 2009 Conference

Washington, DC (February 27 – March 2, 2009)