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President’s Distinguished Travel Grants

 A​s part of the Arts, Humanities, and Lettered Social Sciences initiative, we are inviting applications for the President's Distinguished Travel Grants. 2022-23 deadline for applications is Sunday, April 30, 2023.

The FAHSS committee will review the applications and award approximately 25 travel grants up to $2000 each. Awards will be announced by the beginning of Summer 2023.

Information on what to include in the application along with the submission site can be found here.

The grant is available for travel from September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023.

Contact: Nadine Greenstein  (

For more information on AHLSS program, please visit the AHLSS Homepage.


The guidance below can help applicants avoid some common errors and/or misunderstandings. Please note that these are not official guidelines, given that the committee's practices vary from year to year (based on its forming consensus among the committee members), however, the pattern has generally remained consistent.

  • Lecturers and research staff (such as library personnel) are eligible as well.

  • The application must include a moderately detailed budget. It has to make clear what you plan to spend the money on. Lack of clarity about how the money will be used is the most frequent reason for rejection and requests to revise-and-resubmit. The budget must indicate specific destinations/locations, approx. dates, and estimates for the specific carrier(s)/organizations.

  • You do not need to apply for the maximum award amount(s), and it may even be to your advantage to not do so.