Travel Grants

GSA Sections, Divisions, and Associated Societies are ready to help you get to the meeting! Various groups are offering grants to help defray your costs for registration, field trips, travel, etc. Eligibility criteria and deadline dates may vary by grant.

On To the Future Travel Awards

Deadline: passed — 31 May

The On To the Future (OTF) program provides partial funding to attend the GSA Annual Meeting. This program is open to students and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds who have never attended a GSA Annual Meeting before. At the meeting students have the option to be paired with a mentor, attend special sessions including a full day professional development workshop, and meet GSA leadership. GSA encourages low-income, minority, first-generation, non-traditional, women, veterans, LBGTQ, students with disabilities, and others to apply.

Learn more and apply.

GSA Sections (North America & Mexico)

GSA Section Travel Grants

Application deadline: passed – 19 August


GSA Sections offer travel grants to help students attend the annual meeting. Click here to check the eligibility requirements for your Section. The application form is available from this page only during the pre-registration period.


You must be registered for the meeting before you can apply. If you are not chosen to receive a grant and cannot attend the meeting, GSA will refund your registration fee.

Student travel grant checks will not be distributed during the Annual Meeting. Recipients will be required to check in during the meeting at the Annual Meeting Office, show identification, verify their address and sign the check-in sheet to receive their check. The checks will be mailed to the recipient following the Annual Meeting. If a recipient does not check in at the Annual Meeting Office, their grant check will be voided. If this presents a hardship, contact William Cox no later than 30 August to discuss alternative payment arrangements.


Application deadline: passed — 5 June

Get eligibility details and apply.

International offers travel grants to help support the participation of international scientists and students at GSA 2019 in Phoenix. Travel grant funds are limited; grants will not cover the full cost to attend the meeting but are intended to help offset the combined cost of registration, housing, and travel. Applicants will be notified about their status (successful or not) by July 2019.

Interested in helping students participate in the meeting?

Every year, a large percentage of students apply for travel grants for the meeting but do not receive an award due to limited funds. You can help reduce this number by donating as little as US$10 via your registration form. 100 percent of funds collected go to students!

Check with your Division or Section

Many GSA Divisions and Sections offer grants as well as best-paper awards. Be sure to check with yours for Annual Meeting-related funding.