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Marine Sciences Grant Funding

Travel to Scholarly Meetings

Application Deadlines

  • March 31, 2021

The Marine Sciences Research Grant Committee is currently soliciting applications for travel to scholarly meetings.

The next deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 2021. Applications received after March 31, 2021 will not be considered, no exceptions. If you miss this deadline, the next deadline will be in October 2021.

Application Process

Applications are created and submitted electronically through eGrants. Information about eGrants is available at /online-tools/interactive-utilities/egrants.

A copy of the abstract and acceptance of the paper on the program or a copy of the program must accompany the request.


Eligibility Information

Awards for economy airfare tickets for travel to conferences or symposia of professional societies are made to Academic Senate Members, Research Scientists or Project Scientists who are presenting papers on their research or who are organizing and presiding over one or more sessions in the meeting. In the case of Project Scientists, the application should include a paragraph justifying the exception to policy.


If partial support is available to you from other sources, this information must be provided at the time you submit the application. A letter of invitation must accompany each application.

Only the presenting author may apply for a travel award.

Only one trip per fiscal year (July 1-June 30) for any Senate member will be awarded. However, there is no limit to the number of travel awards faculty may receive over a period of years.

Cost of side trips unrelated to the conference funded will be deducted.

Applicant may use any means to book travel. Quotation from travel agency, airline, or internet is required.

For workshops and other ad-hoc meetings of prominent members of the academic community that are not sponsored by a continuing Professional Society, the applicant should provide a short explanation of the scholarly goals of the meeting.

Invitations to participate in conferences organized by universities, departments, or institutes cannot be supported.

Award Amounts

  • Domestic: Awards are not to exceed $1000, to be used towards economy airfare and/or registration fees. Travelers are expected to seek the least expensive flights, and only actual airfare based on ticket receipts will be covered. Travel to Mexico and Canada are awarded under domestic travel policies.
  • Foreign: Awards are made for the lowest published or economy airfare only, whichever is lower. Awards will not exceed $1,500, to be used towards economy airfare and/or registration fees. Funds may not be used for fare upgrades. These funds are not restricted to the use of U.S. carriers.