GWIS Travel Grant Fellowships

GWIS Boston chapter travel grants --applications are generally accepted in Spring of each year

GWIS Boston chapter awards 1-3 travel grants per year. Awards are announced in June.

Travel grants of $200-500 will be awarded to academic scientists (undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoc at an institution in New England) for travel to a scientific conference where the awardee will be giving a presentation (oral or poster), between May 15, 2015 and May 30, 2016. Researchers in all fields of experimental and theoretical science (including the social sciences), mathematics, and engineering are eligible.


Please submit the following (as PDF, MS Word, or text format documents ONLY) by May 15, 2015, to the GWIS Alpha Omega email address

  • Name, mailing address, and email address

  • Name of the advisor who will submit the letter of recommendation

  • A description of the applicant's research geared toward a lay scientific audience (no more than 1 page)

  • A copy of the abstract that has been or will be submitted for the conference, including the conference name, dates, and location

  • A brief statement describing how the conference will contribute to the applicant's professional development

  • A brief statement of financial need.

 In addition, the applicant’s faculty advisor should submit a letter of recommendation directly to with the name of the applicant stated at the beginning of the letter.


The award will be announced in June.


The applicant must be a member of GWIS at the time of application.The application for membership is available at or on-line.

The awardee(s) maybe expected to present the research to the GWIS Alpha Omega Chapter upon return from the conference, and will be given complimentary GWIS membership for an additional year.


Funding for this award is generously provided by Pearson Higher Education and McGraw-Hill. Please support our sponsors!

GWIS Research Fellowships

GWIS funds many fellowships and travel awards.

Click here for a list of funding opportunities from GWIS and for directions on applying.