Student Travel Awards
Deadline: February 5, 2018
Sponsor: The Clay Minerals Society
Purpose: The travel award program is designed to provide partial financial support to graduate students to attend the annual meeting of the Clay Minerals Society.
Eligibility: Membership in CMS is required to apply. Membership can be completed online, or by downloading an application, Word or PDF, and following the instructions. A membership number will be assigned and sent to you. All student members of The Clay Minerals Society are eligible for the Student Travel Awards.
How to apply: Each applicant must complete a Travel Award Application available in hardcopy from the CMS Office or as a Word or PDF file. The applicant must obtain a 1 page letter from her/his advisor.
Travel Award applicants must submit their abstract to the meeting organizers as well as to the CMS office!
Judging criteria: Applications will be judged on a competitive basis. Please follow the specific directions and format in the abstract template and the application form.
Use of funds: Travel Awards can be requested for up to $1000 per award for intracontinental travel or $1500 for intercontinental travel. Funds can be used to pay for: (1) meeting registration at the student rate, (2) field trip(s) that are part of the meeting, (3) CMS banquet ticket, (4) pre-meeting workshop, (5) travel, and (6) lodging. Expenses for meals (except for the CMS banquet) cannot be claimed. Travel funds will be reimbursed during or after the meeting for which the funds were requested. Reimbursement requests will require receipts to document expenses. Only allowable costs actually incurred will be reimbursed, up to the maximum amount awarded to the individual. (For example, if travel costs are less than originally anticipated, reimbursement will be for the actual travel costs, not the amount originally requested.)
Award reception: Travel Award funds will be distributed to students at the annual banquet. Attendance at the banquet is required.
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