Travel Awards

Current fellowship recipients are eligible to apply for travel grants to offset the costs of traveling to present at national and international conferences.

The IFER Travel Award provides up to $1,000 to cover travel expenses for fellows who are presenting their IFER-funded research at major meetings and conferences. This includes oral and poster presentations. Fellows are eligible to receive one travel grant per grant cycle.


IFER Graduate Fellowship recipients must apply for the IFER Travel Award at least one month before travel to the conference. Awards are limited to $1,000.

Eligible expenses include conference registration fees, hotel or other accommodation costs, and transportation costs.

To apply for a travel award, submit the completed application and supporting documentation to grants@ifer.org.

Applicants must also agree to submit the following materials within two weeks of returning from the conference:

  • A 500-1,000 word article and a 1-2 minute long video summarizing their experience at the conference
  • Images of them at the conference, including images of them presenting their work and images of them near signage for the event
  • Detailed receipts for eligible expenses

These materials will be used by IFER in digital and print communications. Some images may also be used in communications from the National Anti-Vivisection Society, which is the main funding source for IFER grants.

All presentations (including oral and poster) and publications that result from an IFER Graduate Fellowship recipient’s research must mention IFER as a funding source. Fellowship recipients must include any presentations and/or publications that result from their work in their bi-annual progress reports.

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