TIE Travel Grants

Travel Grants Available for Conference Presenters!


TIE provides awards to offset transportation costs and conference registration fees for Tufts students who are making presentations at environmental conferences, meetings, and workshops. Individuals interested in applying for a travel grant should consult the criteria and guidelines below.

  1. These grants are only offered to currently active Tufts students and faculty members.
  2. Total TIE travel funding for any individual applicant may not exceed $1,000 per fiscal year, July 1 — June 30.
  3. TIE travel funds are only available to support travel to conferences and workshops that address the environment and/or sustainability. These funds are not available for any other purpose.
  4. TIE funding will only pay for transportation and conference registration costs.
  5. For conference travel, funding will only be provided for those participating in the conference or workshop as a presenter or panelist.
  6. Funding is available up to the following amounts:

a. Domestic travel (within the US & territories): up to $500

b. International travel (outside the US): up to $1000

Please note that these travel awards are not given to support an individual’s field research — please see our other grant opportunities for this.

Click Here to Apply

Specific Rules for Conference Travel

  1. Only airfare, train fare, and conference fees may be reimbursed.
  2. You must be presenting your research; TIE doesn’t pay for travel to attend conferences otherwise.
  3. TIE must be given recognition as a supporter of your presentation at this venue.
  4. Apply atleast 45 days before your travel date.
  5. Applicant must adhere to all travel reimbursement policies outlined in acceptance email, including (i) Submitting all original receipts and boarding passes within 30 days of completion of travel, (ii) Submitting requested personal information on travel reimbursement form.

Important Pointers:

  • TIE prefers to fund individuals that have not received a TIE conference presentation travel grant in the past.
  • The conference/workshop as well as the presented research must clearly relate to the environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applications will be evaluated by the Administrative Director and the Program Administrator based on (1) funds available, (2) importance to environmental betterment, and (3) importance to the education and career development of the applicant.

To Apply:

Complete this application form.


TIE processes applications on a rolling basis. Our deadlines for this academic year are as follows:

  • Thursday, 1 December 2016
  • Friday, 17 February 2017
  • Friday, 14 April 2017

We encourage you to apply early as it will give us more time to process your application. Please apply atleast 45 days before your conference travel date.

Click to view previous annual travel reports:



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

” Power Shift 2009 Conference”

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