The Region II team is proud to offer four grants annually to support professional development, networking and advocacy. All grants are issued in the form of reimbursement after the event or activity has occurred. Completed grant applications shoould be submitted to the Region II Chair-Elect.

Grant Applications

NAFSA Advocacy Day

Purpose: To support regional representation at NAFSA Advocacy Day. In this two-day professional development opportunity, NAFSAns are trained by NAFSA staff to become advocates for International Education goals.

Due to the virtual format, the maximum grant award is $99. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis as funding is available.

In order to be considered eligible for a Region II Advocacy Grant, applicants must:

  • Reside or be employed in Region II
  • Apply for Advocacy Day attendance through NAFSA
  • Attend the entire program
  • Within one month of the completion of Advocacy Day, create a multimedia presentation (PowerPoint, blog, etc.) for the Region II website
  • Make an Advocacy Day presentation at home institution/organization, state conference, international education gathering, or NAFSA event upon completion
  • The recipient will be expected to co-present with a NAFSA board or staff member at the regional conference following. If you are unable to attend the regional conference, you shouold create a multimedia presentation that may be incorporated into an advocacy presentation (this may be the same multimedia presentation prepared for the Region II website)

No individual is eligible to receive this grant more than once in any five-year period. Visit NAFSA Advocacy Day to learn more about the itinerary, briefing materials, template letters to request approval from your supervisor to attend, and more.

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.

  • Application deadline due 2 weeks prior to the regional conference start date.
  • Region II will be awarding up to 10 grant applications, up to $500.00 per grant.

Download the Regional Conference Travel Grant application

NAFSA Region II State Activity Grants

Purpose: 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.

Download the State Activity Grant application

NAFSA Region II Professional Resource Grants

Purpose: To support those institutions in Region II with limited resources. 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 the purchase of the Advisor's Manual or comparable publications, participation in an e-training (CEP) through NAFSA, etc. Approximately eight 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.

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.