Region VI

Region VI Travel Grants

Grant Application

Complete this form to apply for one of the grants listed below. If you have any questions please contact the current Region VI Past Chair 

Advocacy Day Travel Grant

Extended deadline! Apply today!
Available to professionals and community volunteers in all areas of international education who wish to attend the annual Advocacy Day, hosted by NAFSA national. Three awards, one for a representative from each Region VI state, are available for reimbursement of travel expenses to Washington, DC, for up to $800.

Access the Advocacy Day Travel Grant application.

Grant recipients are required to give a report of their experiences at the next regional conference. Apply only if you will be attending the Region VI conference and are willing and able to give this report.

To be eligible to apply, individuals must:

  • Have a professional interest in public diplomacy
  • Be a member of NAFSA 
  • Plan to attend the next Region VI conference, and be prepared to report

Not accepting applications at this time

State Meeting Travel Grant

Every year, each state within Region VI will award three $100 grants to help cover costs associated with attending NAFSA state meetings. Please contact your state representative for more information.

Money will be awarded after the state meeting.

Newcomers Regional Conference Grant

Available to newcomers, professionals, and community volunteers in all areas of international education who wish to attend a NAFSA Region VI conference. Free conference registration will be awarded to grant recipients

To be eligible to apply, individuals must be:

  • A first-time recipient of a Regional Conference Travel Grant
  • A first-time attendee at a regional conference
  • A U.S.-based paid professional staff, U.S.-based unpaid volunteer staff, or an undergraduate/graduate student at a U.S. postsecondary institution present at a NAFSA regional conference

Award preference will be given to applicants residing or working in Region VI.

Not accepting applications at this time

Newcomers Annual Conference Travel Grant

Available to newcomers, professionals, and community volunteers in all areas of international education who wish to attend a NAFSA national conference. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to offset various conference fees.

To be eligible to apply, individuals must be:

  • A first-time recipient of an annual conference travel grant
  • A first-time attendee at an annual conference
  • A U.S.-based paid professional staff, U.S.-based unpaid volunteer staff, or an undergraduate/graduate student at a U.S. postsecondary institution present at a NAFSA annual conference

Award preference will be given to applicants residing or working in Region VI.

Deadline: April 1

Regional CEP Workshop Grant

Available to professionals and community volunteers in all areas of international education who wish to attend a Core Education Program (CEP) workshop at the Region VI Conference. Grants of $100 will be awarded to offset CEP workshop costs.

To be eligible to apply, individuals must:

  • Be employed full or part-time at a U.S.-based postsecondary institution or organization or be a volunteer with a community organization providing services to international students
  • Register for and attend a CEP workshop held in conjunction with the annual regional conference

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Region VI Team. Travel grants will be assessed on their stated goals for professional and personal growth in international education, and demonstrated financial need. Due to the large number of applications expected and the limited number of grants, it is unlikely that more than one applicant from the same institution will receive funding. Preference given to NAFSA members.

Not accepting applications at this time

Experienced Professional Regional Conference Grant

Available to professionals and community volunteers in all areas of international education who wish to attend a NAFSA Region VI conference. Preference given to applicants who have also submitted conference session proposals for the same regional conference. Free conference registration will be awarded to grant recipients.

To be eligible, individuals must

  • Be a member of NAFSA 
  • Be employed full- or part-time at a U.S.-based postsecondary institution or organization in Region VI
  • Have more than five years of experience in advising students and/or administering programs in international education

Volunteers with community organizations providing services to international students are also eligible but must meet NAFSA membership and experience requirements as listed above. Award preference will be given to applicants residing or working in Region VI.

Not accepting applications at this time

Student Presenter Regional Grant

Region VI is pleased to offer five awards of free registration and up to $50 to encourage students to propose and present sessions at conferences in Region VI.

To be eligible to apply, individuals must:

  • Be a current student at a Region VI institution
  • Not currently be a full-time employee at a Region VI institution
  • Have submitted a proposal for a regional conference session in which he or she is a chair or primary presenter and have had that proposal accepted. (Students who are part of a session proposed by someone else do not qualify based on that participation.)
  • Register for and attend the regional conference

In order to be considered for the grant, the individual must submit the grant application form indicating that he/she is a student meeting the specified criteria and naming the session accepted for the regional conference. In addition, the individual must register for and attend the conference. The check will be waiting at the registration table for pick-up by the award winner only.

Not accepting applications at this time. 

Experienced Professional Annual Conference Travel Grant

Available to professionals and community volunteers in all areas of international education who wish to attend a NAFSA annual conference. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to offset conference expenses.

To be eligible, individuals must

  • Be a member of NAFSA 
  • Be employed full- or part-time at a U.S.-based postsecondary institution or organization in Region VI
  • Have more than five years of experience in advising students and/or administering programs in international education

Volunteers with community organizations providing services to international students are also eligible but must meet NAFSA membership and experience requirements as listed above.

Deadline: April 1