Travel Grants

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.

GSA Sections (North America & Mexico)

GSA Section Travel Grants

Application deadline: 6 Sept.

Application deadline has passed

GSA Sections offer travel grants to help students attend GSA Connects 2022. 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 GSA Connects 2022. Recipients will be required to check in during the meeting at the GSA Connects 2022 Meeting Office, show identification, verify their address and sign the check-in sheet to receive their check. Checks will be mailed to the recipient following the GSA Connects 2022 Meeting. If a recipient fails to check in at the GSA Connects 2022 Meeting Office, their grant check will be voided. If this presents a hardship, contact William Cox no later than Monday 19 Sept. to discuss alternative payment arrangements.

GSA International Travel Grants

Application deadline: 17 June

Get eligibility details and apply

GSA International offers travel grants to help support the participation of international scientists and students at GSA Connects 2022 in Denver. 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 11 July 2022.

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 application. 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 GSA Connects-related funding.

On To the Future Travel Awards

Application deadline: 3 June

The On To the Future (OTF) program supports students from diverse communities to attend GSA Connects by offering partial travel funding if attending in-person, full or online meeting registration, one-year membership, mentorship, and special sessions with leadership during the meeting. Scholars have the choice to participate in-person or online, as do participating mentors.

Learn more and apply