Region II Grants
NAFSA Advocacy Day Travel Grant Program
Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to those interested in attending the NAFSA Advocacy Day held annually each March in Washington DC. This funding is not meant to defray all costs of advocacy day attendance but rather to acknowledge the interest of Region II in having its constituents involved with this type of activity offered at the national NAFSA level. Advocacy Day participants may apply for up to $800 to defray registration, travel, and lodging expenses through this grant program.
NAFSA Region II Travel Grants for Regional Conference
Purpose: The purpose of the NAFSA Region II Travel Grants is to provide an opportunity for individuals working in Region II as professionals or volunteers in the field of international education to attend the NAFSA Region II Annual Conference.
NAFSA Region II State Activity Grants
Purpose: Region II strives to support the eight states within the Region and the activities within those states that enhance outreach to International Educators at all levels. The purpose of the State Activity Grant is to provide funding for a state meeting or activity that benefits the mission of those working within the field of International Education. We encourage a creative approach when considering how to use these funds. Past funded activities have included state meetings; webinars, workshops, or speakers with attendance by international educators from multiple institutions; advocacy activities that benefit the field and those working within the state, etc. All requests will be considered. The maximum single award amount for a State Activity Grant is $500.00. States may apply for multiple grants per year, however preference will be given to those states who have not yet received funding in a calendar year.
NAFSA Region II Professional Resource Grants
NAFSA Region II has decided to continue funding the Professional Resource Grants for 2015. In an effort to support those institutions in Region II with limited resources, these funds will be awarded in the form of grants for the purchase of professional tools or resources which would aid an individual or a unit in performing their daily responsibilities. Sample funding opportunities include: purchase of the Advisor's Manual or comparable publications, participation in an e-training (CEP) through NAFSA, etc. Approximately 8 awards are available for up to $325. To apply for a professional resource grant, please submit a letter of interest detailing your current professional position, the proposed use for the funds, and how this award will benefit you or your institution in your daily work. Applications should be submitted to Chris Churma, Region II Chair-Elect.
We will offer two application deadlines. The first deadline is April 15. The second is October 15. Four awards will be given after each of the deadlines.
NAFSA Region II Reimbursement & Expense Report Procedure
Grants are issued in the form of reimbursements after the event or activity has taken place. If you are award a grant, the following items will need to be completed and sent to the Region II Treasurer in order to receive the reimbursement:
- A single PDF scan of all receipts
- New Vendor Form
- Fill out this form with the information for the person or entity that should be reimbursed (likely yourself or your office/organization)
- If you (not your organization) are to be reimbursed, simply enter your information (you are then the vendor
- You can skip the Tax ID field if you are being reimbursed (you must enter this if your office/organization is being reimbursed)
- You only need to enter information in one section (the top section) and you only need to fill out one address (this is the address where the check will be sent)
- NASFA Region II Expense Report
- The expenses that you enter on this form will likely total more than the amount of your grant.
- You will only be reimbursed for the amount of your grant award.