Funding – Under-Represented Ethnic and Ability Groups (UREAG) 2016 CIE Conference Travel Grant Award. Dec. 1, 2015

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UREAG Call for Travel Grant Applications

We would like to invite you to submit applications for the Under-Represented Ethnic and Ability Groups (UREAG) 2016 CIE Conference Travel Grant Award. All UREAG members whose proposal was accepted are eligible to apply to the grant. See guidelines below:

In line with CIES’s mission of global participation, the UREAG travel grant is designed to recognize efforts of students and scholars from under-represented ethnic and ability groups who are in need of support to defray travel expenses associated with attending the annual CIES conference to present results of scholarly research. This travel grant is generously funded by the CIES Secretariat. UREAG supports grants ranging from $250-$400 ($400 grant awards are for International students who will travel from areas outside of North America) each. UREAG travel grants are awarded based on the quality of the application, institutional representation, and attention to diversity. Special consideration is given to applicants traveling from outside North America.


A. Instructions for Application

UREAG Membership

Membership is a requirement for travel grant eligibility. If you would like to become a member of UREAG, complete the form below and send an email with your request to the UREAG Vice-Chair, Dr. Anne Mungai ( the subject line “UREAG Membership Request.”

UREAG Travel Grant Application

Your application should consist of the official UREAG Travel Grant Application Forms A and B, your accepted abstract, and acceptance notification from CIES. Please make the email subject “UREAG Travel Grant Application” and name the file YourLastName_UTGApp.doc (for example, Smith_UTGApp.doc). Applications must be received by December 1, 2015 (5:00P.M. EST). Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Grant recipients will be notified by February 2, 2016.

Click here to download the 2016 application.

B. Conditions of Acceptance

Please note that grant recipients are required to agree to ALL of  the following conditions:

1 – be an UREAG member

2 – be an attendee at the UREAG Business Meeting at CIES 2016 to receive the travel grant, unless the meeting directly conflicts with his/her own CIES presentation.

The location and time for the meeting will be announced to all UREAG members by email.

3 – Travel grant recipients are required to submit a follow-up report of their participation in CIES 2016 within one month after the conference and to contribute in some capacity with UREAG the year of their award.

UREAG-CIES grant payments will be disbursed directly to the recipients in the UREAG business meeting.

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