InTERFEWS Program Trainee Travel Application
Each award year (August 2019 – August 2024), the NSF InTERFEWS NRT Program sets aside funding, a portion of the NSF NRT award for trainee support costs, specifically established for trainee travel. This is for travel to scientific conferences, meetings, or symposia as related to the trainees’ degree and research focus.
This funding is available to all InTERFEWS PhD students, regardless of whether you are a funded trainee. The professional travel scholarships are available on a competitive basis and the trainee must provide a strong justification for funds. Trainees must participate in some manner at the event they are requesting funds for, which can include presenting, participating on a panel, volunteering, etc. Requests may only be partially funded, and the maximum amount that can be requested for each trip is $1,000. Travel applications are reviewed every four months: December 1st, April 1st, and August 1st.
Please note: the amount to be reimbursed is limited to the amount awarded, or the lesser actual value. You will not be reimbursed for any amount over what you requested and, subsequently, for which you were approved. You will only be reimbursed for the actual amount spent. For some travel costs, you may request for InTERFEWS to pay the costs directly rather than reimbursement, but you must work with the program coordinator to arrange the payment. Additionally, all flight purchases must go through one of CSU’s approved travel agents. Do not start making travel arrangements until you discuss further details with the program coordinator to ensure CSU guidelines are followed correctly to ensure full reimbursement.