International Travel Funding


Cumberland Sound, photo credit Donna Hauser


Guidelines for requesting funds.
Date: 24 October 2012

Funds are available for iPOC Trainees for international travel and subsistence–to participate in international summer schools and workshops, perform collaborative research in international laboratories, participate in international scientific cruises, or collect original data in international settings.   Support is generally restricted to travel to E.U. countries.   Requests of $1-5K per trainee will be considered; larger requests may be awarded under exceptional circumstances.

Qualifying programs and opportunities include but are not limited to those offered by:

Pangnirtung on Baffin Island, Canada.  Photo Credit: Donna Hauser

Pangnirtung on Baffin Island, Canada. Photo Credit: Donna Hauser

Requests can be made by individuals or, when appropriate, by small groups of students focused on a collaborative project.   In all cases, a strong rationale for the proposed study and its merits and benefits must be made. Proposals should explain how the proposed international research will influence individual dissertation research or professional development.

In all cases, travel must meet the requirements of the UW Office of Global Affairs and the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering.

International travel funds can not be used for the purpose of attending international science conferences.

Requests should be made in the form of a 1-2 page letter to the iPOC Director (Terrie Klinger) stating the rationale, travel plan, estimated costs and benefits to your research program, and expected outcomes. A brief letter of consent from the dissertation advisor must accompany the request. Proposals will be evaluated by a sub-committee of iPOC faculty participants.