International Education Fee Funding Opportunities for Students
Direct Aid to Students
International Travel Grant
This is for an individual student or groups of students performing, presenting, or participating in an international workshop or seminar, or collaborating in an international research project. Grant recipients are selected by the International Education and Exchange Committee (IEEC).
The form with all application instructions and details can be found at http://www.mtsu.edu/intered/documents/Intl_Travel_Grant_2011-2012.pdf .
CRITERIA FOR ALLOCATION/SELECTION OF TRAVEL GRANT FUNDS:
Complete Application Package (If applicable, include: detailed itinerary, abstract of presentation for students presenting papers at conferences, informative brochure of the proposed conference, seminar, workshop, etc.)
Minimum overall MTSU GPA of 2.75 for undergraduates/3.00 for graduates
Quality of the letter of interest submitted by the student
Quality of the letter of recommendation by faculty/academic advisor
Preference will be given to students who are presenting papers at conferences
Preference will be given to students who will return to campus for a minimum of one semester after completion of the international travel activity
Preference will given to those who demonstrate matching funds/support (either internal or external)
Grant recipients must submit a completed Travel Authorization form 30 days before
In order to receive any reimbursable expenses a Travel Expenses Claim form must be submitted after the activity. http://www.mtsu.edu/boffice/forms.php#as
The travel claim requires ORIGINAL RECEIPTS for all expenses. All documentation of the activity must be submitted with the travel claim upon completion of travle before funds will be dispersed. Claims for reimbursement for travel expenses should be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after completion of the travel. Budget requests may not be fully funded.
Application/Decision Timeline is as follows:
Apply by October 1, 2011 - Decision by December 1, 2011 - Travel completed by : June 30, 2012
Apply by December 1, 2011 - Decision by March 1, 2012 - Travel completed by: August 31, 2012
Apply by March 1, 2012 - Decision by May 1, 2012 - Travel completed by: August 31, 2012
Typical Award Range:
Two weeks or less - $250 - $750
More than two weeks - $500 - $1,500
Students should submit all materials to the Office of Education Abroad, Peck Hall 207. For each category described, budget requests may not be fully funded.