Annual Conference Travel Grant

A limited amount of funding is available each year to help defray the costs for selected individuals to participate in The Forum’s Annual Conference. The Forum’s travel grants are awarded to education abroad professionals who may otherwise be unable to attend the conference without financial assistance. Selection is based on demonstrated need and anticipated benefit from attending the conference. Grant awards may range from $200 to $800.


All colleagues who have a financial need are encouraged to apply, especially those that have never attended a Forum conference. Preference will be given to individuals who are employed by Forum member institutions.

In accordance with The Forum’s strategic goals, strong selection preference will also be given to colleagues from the following institution types:

  • Community colleges
  • International institutions/organizations
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Minority-serving institutions
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)

It is strongly preferred that grant applicants receive some financial support from their organization/institution to attend the Forum conference.


Grant recipients are expected to attend the entire conference and submit a post-conference report on how the conference benefited them. The report must include a detailed expense sheet and scanned receipts, and be submitted within 30 days of the conference. The Forum will reimburse any receipts up to the amount that was awarded to the attendee. Upon receipt of this report, grant money will be bestowed.


The application deadline for travel grants for the 19th Annual Conference is Friday, December 2, 2022. Grant recipients will be notified by December.