NSF Travel Awards

DNA 30 travel awards are available to eligible students or postdocs; to be eligible one must either be a US citizen or be based at a US institution. 

Award recipients will be required to provide the conference organizers with a copy of all receipts for airfare on a US-flag carrier, accommodation, registration, and incidental expenses such as local transportation. Meals will be paid on a per diem basis. Awards will be paid post-conference up to the 800 USD cap, for specific receipts and/or per diem expenses. Awards may be subject to tax withholding as required by US law.


To apply, please fill out the form located here, by August 10, 2024, containing the following information:

  •    Applicant’s name, institution, department, and degree pursued (or status as postdoc).
       Title of submitted paper or poster, if any.
  •    Required demographic information: US citizen?, studying at a US institution?
  •    Optional demographic information: gender?, in an under-represented group? (Information will be used for grant reporting only, and only in aggregated form.)
  •    Reasons for wanting to attend the conference (a few sentences).
  •    Request for an 800 USD travel award and an acknowledgement of the restrictions on airfare and other terms as noted above.
  •    Attached support letter from advisor indicating availability or lack thereof of funding to support travel to the conference, and stating commitment to provide necessary financial support that is not covered by the travel grant.