Travel Grant for Non-EPP/MSI Student Participants

Theme: Advancing NOAA-Mission STEM Fields through Education and Research Collaborations: Building on a Successful 15-Year Partnership with Minority Serving Institutions

Venue: The City College of New York, NY

Date: August 28-31, 2016

Why should you attend: Learn about NOAA-Mission; (i) careers in sciences, technology, natural resource management and policy, (ii) education and research activities, and (iii) internship opportunities.

What should you do: In order to apply for a travel grant to attend and participate in this Forum, you must submit your abstract no later than April 12, 2016. Please follow the guidelines for abstract submission by visiting this URL,

How to submit the abstract: Please attach an MS Word document and send as an email attachment to

When will I be notified: All presenters will be notified by April 27, 2016 on the status of their abstract acceptance or revisions for oral and/or poster presentation.

Travel Grant Eligibility and Procedure: Travel funds are available for eligible students: (i) who do not receive fellowship from NOAA EPP/MSI; and, (ii) whose abstract has been accepted for presentation at the 8th NOAA EPP/MSI Education and Science Forum.

Once you are notified about acceptance of your abstract for presentation, Travel Award Applicants will submit a travel request by Downloading the application here. Fill out the application (MS Word format) and submit it to for review and approval by the FORUM Executive committee. The travel grant applications are due no later than May 15, 2016

All travel grant applicants will be notified by June 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM about the status of their application. Expenses covered by the travel grant include: registration fees, airfare, taxi to and from airport, lodging and registration. (No students who receive Cooperative Science Center funds are eligible for a student travel award).

Travel funds are available for eligible students, who do not receive funds from NOAA EPP/MSI.

Download application here.

Please be informed:

The registration fee and travel expenses will be covered upon submitting to us the related original receipts, boarding passes and other travel related documentations AFTER the conference is over.

In order to get reimbursed for the travel & registration fee the original receipts must be mailed to: Georgina Fekete Chief Financial Analyst The City College of New York at CUNY Steinman Hall, T-107 140 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031 along with the Epayment Travel Expense Voucher form. Please make sure that all your claimed expenses are backed by receipts showing the method of payment. (If no receipt then a credit card statement can be a substitute. Otherwise without any form of documentation the max. reimbursable amount is $10)

To speed up the process, send the scanned documents via email to and later on the original receipts can be sent via USPS to the attention of Georgina Fekete Chief Financial Analyst The City College of New York at CUNY Steinman Hall, T-107 140 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031.

In case if some attendee needs a Travel ADVANCE form needs to be filled out.

The travel advance request must be submitted to via email to by 22-07-16 if not received by that date there is no guarantee that the travel advance will be processed in time. (Accounts Payable requires 3-4 weeks in advance, especially during summer timeframe.)

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