NAFSA Region I supports colleagues who wish to advance their professional development. The region offers a variety of grants throughout the year for various conferences. Region I grants are limited to one grant per year for approved applicants. For 2020, we are pleased to offer the following:

  • Advocacy Day Grants for 2021 Advocacy Day (2)
    Due date: December 1, 2020
  • NAFSA Annual Conference Grants (2)
    Due date: May 1, 2021
  • Trainer Corps Grants (2)
    Due date: December 1, 2020
  • NAFSA Region I Conference Grants (8)
    Due date: August 1, 2021
    No travel grants available for 2020 due to virtual free conference

Read a first-hand experience from a 2019 grant recipient.

Criteria for grants are:

  • Must reside in Region I and be currently working, studying, or volunteering in international education
  • Participation in training or other activities that will prepare you to contribute to Region I
  • If accepted, agree to the grant expectations and sign the confirmation form

Apply for a Region I Grant

Reimbursement Procedures

Please contact us with questions.

  • Reimbursement requests should be submitted no later than 10 days after the event ending.
  • The following will be covered based on the amount of grant you receive:
    • Airfare, train tickets, hotel and rental car expenses should be accompanied by the detailed receipt showing a balance of zero or paid in full.
    • Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of .565/mile. Please include a copy of the map showing the mileage.
    • Meals are reimbursed at the federal per diem rate for the city where the event took place. Receipts are not required for the per diem rates, but please include it on the reimbursement form. Meals included in the event program will not be reimbursed. Please include a schedule of events showing the meals provided with your reimbursement form.
  • Reimbursement requests must be submitted by email.

Awards and Recognitions

Award Recipients History DOC

Nominate your colleague for a NAFSA Region I award in one of the following categories. The nomination deadline is August 1, 2020.

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes someone who has practiced in the field of International Education for fewer than five years and who shows great potential. The regional nominee is then nominated for the National Rising Star award.
Rising Star Nomination Form

NAFSAn of the Year Award

This award recognizes someone who has contributed significantly to NAFSA, either at the regional level, national, or both, in 2020.
NAFSAn of the Year Nomination Form

Outstanding Service to NAFSA Region I Award

This award recognizes an experienced practitioner who has shown significant contributions to the region over time.
Outstanding Service to NAFSA Region I Nomination Form