International Conference Travel Grant

Illinois International awards grants the International Conference Travel Grant to tenure-track faculty to support international travel for conferences.

The International Conference Travel Grant is available to tenure-track faculty members for travel and related expenses for purposes of presenting at an internationally-themed conference that takes place outside the United States. Grants may range from $500 to $2,000 per award, depending on awardee expenses and departmental matching funds. The original source of these funds is an endowment initiated by a grant from the Hewlett Foundation that was matched by private donations and University funds.

More Information

These grants are intended to fund conference registration, travel, lodging, per diem and related expenses outside of the United States for purposes of presenting at an internationally-themed conference. This grant is limited to full-time faculty members in pre-tenure (tenure-track) status at the time of their conference participation. Applicants must secure at least 20% support for costs from their department and/or college. This grant is intended to supplement departmental and college funds, not replace them. Individuals who receive grant funding may only reapply for a new grant three years after initial funding is given.

How to Apply

Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis but must be received a minimum of three weeks prior to the event taking place in order to be considered. A decision will be sent within 10 business days of application submission. Questions about the grant or the application process may be directed to or at 217-333-6104.