We are often asked if IICAS will support research travel for scientific studies of all kinds. The short answer is yes, as long as the research project is interdisciplinary, and has clear implications for human
public / social policy or social science on an international scale. It's also not enough that the research is conducted overseas -- the research itself must be international in scope and with clear human policy implications. See previous award recipients
Sorry, but IICAS Travel Grants are for UCSD students only (those pursuing degree programs granted by UCSD).
If you will be conducting research at the conference that is directly related to your dissertation / honors thesis, you may be eligible. This should be clearly explained in your proposal.
Participation in EAP alone is not sufficient in and of itself; you must show evidence of a research plan while abroad that is directly related to the completion of a senior honors thesis.
While you are technically eligible to apply, your application will probably not be as strong as the others who are more advanced in their research, and so your chances of obtaining funding are rather slim, especially if the applicant pool is competitive. We simply don't have the resources to fund all good proposals.
We're not entirely heartless or unreasonable. We do occasionally grant permission for applicants to apply via email or fax on a case-by-case basis. The deadline for receipt of all required proposal materials will not change. Contact Martha Salinas at firstname.lastname@example.org / 858-822-1131.
The deadline is a receive-by deadline, not a postmark deadline. If your application arrives in our office after the deadline, it will be marked as "late" and we cannot guarantee that it will be considered for review. We do NOT grant extensions, even if you ask really nicely with sugar on top. Sorry, but that's how it is. So please don't ask and make us feel bad.
Your letter of endorsement from a UCSD faculty member should be submitted with your application in sealed envelope and signed on the flap by the letter writer.
Yes, but you must include the material as part of your proposal package (four copies of the entire package are required). Please also note well that all materials submitted become the property of IICAS and we assume no responsibility for their return or safekeeping.
No. IICAS will not fund proposals for travel beginning later than June of the award cycle. For instance, if you are applying for the 2012-13 cycle, your trip must commence before June 30, 2013. If your trip will begin after June 30 of the current award cycle, you should apply for the next cycle.
No. IICAS will only consider individual student travel grant proposals.
You may use your IICAS grant to pay for any (legal) expenses associated with your research trip, including lodging, airfare, bus fare, train tickets, meals, and incidentals. Usually, students claim the per diem rate for their destination which covers all living expenses (lodging, meals, and incidentals). We really don't want to see all those dirty, crinkly receipts, and you don't really want to have to save them, so this is a good thing. For current per diem rates, see: https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/perdiemrates.html
It's gimme, gimme, gimme, isn't it? We know you need it and you need it now, not later. Grant recipients will be notified via email by late April or May. Upon our receipt of a signed Award Agreement, Liability Waiver, and Personal Data Form, we will consult with you as to how you would prefer to receive your award. There are 2 options: 1) a cash travel advance for trips no longer than 3 months' duration, or 2) reimbursement based on per diem and/or travel receipts, for trips longer than 3 months. If you choose to receive a cash advance, we will process a request for a travel advance check to be sent to you. Travel advances can be issued 2 weeks prior to your stated trip start date, not before. NOTE WELL: If you elect to receive a cash advance for a trip which lasts longer than 3 months, the award may be reported to the IRS as income for tax reporting purposes.