Writing a Travel Grant
April 21, 2008 2:34 AM Subscribe
I am applying for a small travel grant to fund a trip to a semi-local conference. The problem is that I have no idea how to write one!
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I am interested in presenting the results of my undergraduate research project at a small conference taking place at a nearby province. To help fund this trip, I would like to apply for one of the undergraduate travel grants available at my university -- but I have no idea what I am supposed to say. The application instructions are fairly minimal: "attach a one-page explanation of your role at event and title of presentation."
Some specific questions:
* Do travel grants have a standard format that I should follow?
* What kind of information are they looking for in the grant proposal? My role at the event and title of presentation will not take up a whole page -- what are they actually asking me to say?
* There is a separate application cover sheet that contains the important information such as the name of the conference, the amount of money requested, as well as the proposed dates of travel. Should I repeat this information in the proposal?
* Should I attach some documents that are not explicitly requested? I am thinking of things like the abstract, a proposed budget, and my resume.
This is my first time writing a grant, travel or otherwise (see: undergrad), so any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!