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International Travel Grant Application

AAS International Travel Grants, funded by the National Science Foundation, provide funding for airline travel to international science meetings. This funding is available only to individuals at US institutions, who need not be AAS members. Use this form to apply. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

AAS members: If you sign in to this website, some fields in this form will be automatically populated with information from your member profile.

Graduate students: You will need to upload a letter of recommendation from your advisor. If you don't have one yet, please ask your advisor for one, then return to this page to fill out this form.

Disclaimer: This program is contingent on the AAS receiving continued funding from the NSF. Our latest grant application is under consideration, and no awards will be made until the Society has received an award letter from the NSF for this program. If we receive funding, we will proceed with selections from the grant applications we have received by the deadline. If we do not receive funding, we will notify all applicants of this fact as soon as possible after the decision is known to us. Applicants are cautioned that confirmation of support for travel in early 2018 or to the XXXth IAU General Assembly in August 2018 may be delayed until late spring 2018; please plan accordingly.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • 28 February 2018 for travel to meetings between 1 March and 31 August 2018, including the XXXth IAU General Assembly
  • 9 June 2018 for travel to meetings between 1 September 2018 and 28 February 2019
Applicant Information
Graduate students: see below.
Your job title or another description of your position.
Institution Contact Information
Your mailing address and phone number at your current institution.
Format: ###-###-#### (please include area code).
Format: ###-###-#### (please include area code).
Home Mailing Address
Usually the entity listed on your pay stub; often the same as your institution.
Employees of the federal government [other than NSF] may be compensated for their travel expenses to attend a conference/workshop provided that prior written approval is obtained from their agency, including a statement that the travel is not expected to contributed directly to the mission of their agency. Under no circumstances may NSF employees be compensated under the AAS International Travel Grant Program.
Federal Employees Only
Please indicate to whom the grant check should be made out.
Graduate Students Only
Please indicate when you expect to receive your doctorate.
You must upload a recommendation letter from your advisor. Acceptable file types: rtf, odf, pdf, doc, docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf pdf doc docx.
Meeting Information
Please fill out a separate application form for each meeting.
For a multi-day meeting, please indicate both the start and end dates.
Please indicate the venue, city/town, state/province (if applicable), and country where the meeting will be held.
Please justify your need to attend and describe the activities in which you will participate (e.g., invited speaker, IAU Commission member, contributing paper).
Airline Information
Maximum allowable fare is economy rate round trip from nearest large airport.
You must fly on a US flag carrier if possible.
You must agree to this statement in order to submit your application.
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