Initial Publication Date: January 19, 2017

Travel Stipends for the Earth Educators' Rendezvous

The travel stipend deadline has passed.

Note: see Support for Specific Workshops for additional funding opportunities (Geoscience Education Research)

If your institution has limited resources to support your travel to the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, you may be eligible for assistance from our workshop travel stipend fund. Because our funds are limited, it is unlikely that we will be able to cover your full travel from this fund. We encourage you to first pursue possible sources of funding on your campus, such as your department chair, dean, center for teaching and learning, or other faculty development programs. Maximum stipends are $500 and are for airfare and/or dorm (or hotel) only.

To receive support through this fund, a participant must be either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident of the U.S., or in the employ of a U.S. institution. Stipends are awarded to applicants based on financial need and the potential impact on their participation and only to those that have met the application deadline. Priority will be given to those that have not been the recipient of a previous Rendezvous travel award.

The workshop stipend application is due April 1 and recipients will be notified by April 15 (prior to the registration cancellation deadline).

Disbursement details

If you applied for and received approval for a travel stipend, here are the instructions for receiving your stipend. If you receive a workshop travel stipend, please follow the instructions given in the award letter.

Awards will be issued after the conference and after the awardees' participation in the Rendezvous is complete. Awardees will need to submit travel receipts and provide tax identification information to Carleton College before the award can be issued and no later than August 31, 2017. If you fail to return your completed documentation by this date, you forfeit your stipend. Please allow 4-6 weeks after returning receipts and a W-9 to receive your reimbursement.

If you have questions regarding the stipend awards, please contact Krista Herbstrith.

How to apply

Complete and submit the application by April 1, 2017. Funding from specific workshops have earlier deadlines (see below).

Support for Specific Workshops

The GER Community Planning Workshop has additional funds available for travel support. These stipends are offered through funding designated for this specific workshop, and thus are offered only to those who register and participate in this workshop. If you receive funding through this workshop stipend, you will not be eligible for the general Rendezvous travel funds above.

Because of their added responsibility in the proposed workshop, travel support priority will be given to group leaders, but otherwise we seek to get broad representation from the GER community.