4S administers travel funds to support the participation of students and other low-income scholars in its annual meetings. Funding for 2023 comes from the National Science Foundation. Awards are available for travel expenses only, not for food or lodging. The amount of each award will be determined once all applications have been received. In previous years, individual awards were in the range of $150-400, but can be up to $700 in some circumstances, subject to the total amount of 4S travel funds available.
Note that the limited funds available do not allow us to award travel grants to all applicants. The funding decision will be based on the following criteria:
Applications open after abstract acceptance notices are sent.
To qualify for a travel award, an applicant must be a student or other low-income scholar presenting a paper at the 4S Annual Meeting and a member of 4S. In cases of co-authorship, no more than one award will be granted for each paper presented.
Applicants can expect to hear the outcome around the time of the early registration deadline.
Reimbursements are distributed after the meeting. Save your receipts to submit via the reimbursement form.