Each year, the Tufts Institute of the Environment provides funding to offset travel expenses for the Tufts community to pursue experiences that expose them to environmental research and scholarship. The TIE Travel Grant allows Tufts students and faculty to present their original research at conferences, attend events that contribute to their expanding expertise, or conduct research for independent projects, all of which allow them to further pursue their interests and refine their specialization. Prioritizing interdisciplinary projects and conferences that are outside the recipient's primary area of specialty, TIE fosters and supports a variety of environmental interests, topics, and research that encourage recipients to consider other perspectives, stakeholders, and the nexus between various environmental topics.
This year, TIE granted funding to fourteen undergraduate and graduate students who traveled both domestically and abroad in pursuit of environmental conversations and experiences that would further their expertise and provide nuance to their research. Of these fourteen students, three traveled to Bonn, Germany to observe the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Convention of Climate Change Negotiations where they were able to observe environmental policy and practice at the international level. Other students traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland, to participate in conversations surrounding food security in the Arctic Region, Montréal, Québec for the international conference on marine biodiversity, the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Baltimore, MD, and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum in New York, as well as other exciting destinations and events. READ MORE about the 2017-2018 Travel Grant recipients and their projects!
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