Collaborative Research Travel Grants

Eligibility Requirements

Before beginning the application, verify that you meet and comply with the eligibility requirements and grant restrictions below, and agree to the Terms of Grant.  Use the links in the box to the right to navigate through the program information.   Step-by-step instructions on the Submission Process page will walk you through the steps to complete an application on the grant submission website.  FAQs will provide clarification of the guidelines.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Only faculty or postdoctoral fellows at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions are eligible.
  • Grants must be made to U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions only.
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada.
  • Only proposals addressing questions in the biomedical sciences will be accepted.
  • Previous travel grant recipients are not eligible.
  • If you are currently affiliated with BWF, please contact BWF staff to determine eligibility.
  • Researchers at federal labs are not eligible.

Additional Restrictions:

  • Grants cannot be used for travel to conferences/meeting/ courses, to cover salary support, or to purchase equipment.  However, grants may be used for laboratory consumables.  
  • No indirect or overhead charges can be applied to grant.
  • The grant is for the benefit of the awardee only.  Only travel and expenses incurred personally by the awardee may be charged to the grant.
  • The award period begins June 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2017.  No exceptions or extensions will be approved.