Travel Grants

List of Travel Grants

As much as we would like to fund everyone it simply is not possible. For this reason we include here information on travel grants by well known organizations.

Remember to first try to request a travel grant from your Educational University/Institute. You may be pleasantly surprised! They may know of a granting group of which we are unaware. Try also your local Chamber of Commerce and Local Authority. Listed below are a small number of additional groups which provide travel grants. Please always read carefully the application forms for funding groups. Some require traveling to a specific country, others require the student to be at a specific level of their studies whilst others still require the student to undertake study or research in a specific field.

We hope that you find this information useful.

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) (International)

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards Travel Grants to junior researchers who are currently conducting an experimental project in basic biomedical research and wish to pursue a short-term research stay or attend a practical course of up to 3 months.

Google Conference and Travel Scholarships

Scholarship eligibility varies by region, so please review the information on the region-specific tabs on the top. Scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified persons based on application review. Every applicant will be notified of their status according to the time frames specified for the region.

The World Academy Of Sciences (TWAS) Research Grants

TWAS funds several programmes that provide grants to researchers in some developing countries for specialized equipment, consumable supplies and Master of Science students. Individual scientists and research groups can apply for this grant.

Carlsberg Foundation Grants

The Carlsberg Foundation supports excellent basic research at the highest international level in the fields of natural science, social science and the humanities, carried out by Danish researchers and foreign researchers with a pre-established connection to Danish research environments.


This is a search tool that combines EU and British Council funds. It also incorporates funds available through the Newton Fund which is a fund supporting research collaboration with a selection of OECD countries. You can use this to identify opportunities but “read the small print”. Many are offered as part of a larger grant or scheme, rather than for individual student applications outside of this or, they conflate the eligibility criteria of postgraduate and postdoctoral.

Timothy S Y Lam Foundation Travel Grants

The Timothy S Y Lam Foundation recognizes the importance of attending professional conferences for continuing education. Travel grants allow those in the field to meet with other professional and speak about the industry. Attending industry conferences promotes fellowship and affords professionals access to educational seminars, networking opportunities, and research ideas.

ACM-W Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences

ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences. This exposure to the CS research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position).

Anita Borg Awards

The Systers Pass It On Awards Program honors Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping one another. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. We encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from the award, creating a movement of women helping women.