The RITM Research and Conference Travel Award supports research and conference travel by Yale students on topics related to race, indigeneity, or transnational migration. Individual awards typically range from $200-500 for conference travel and from $500-$2,000 for research trips. Priority will be given to graduate and professional students; however, undergraduates students may apply.

Applications will be reviewed based on the following deadlines:

Round 1- October 2, 2019 at 1:00pm EST (use this deadline for travel during winter break)
Round 2 - January 22, 2020 at 1:00pm EST (use this deadline for travel during spring break)
Round 3 - March 25, 2020 at 1:00pm EST (use this deadline for summer travel)

NB: Applications are not reviewed on a rolling basis. Funds will not be awarded for travel that has already occurred.

Applications must go through the Yale Student Grants and Fellowships database.

A completed application will include:

  • A statement of intent (500-750 words) describing how you will use award support (including relevant dates & location of travel, research sites, etc.), what experiences or coursework prepare you for this undertaking, and how you see the importance of your project as it relates to the understanding of race, indigeneity, and transnational migration.
  • An itemized budget of anticipated expenses and list of other fellowships and sources of financial support which you have already secured or for which you have applied.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor. 
  • An email from your DGS or the equivalent administrator in your school or program, confirming that you are in good academic standing and may receive the award, which should be sent to at the time of your application.

Those intending to use RITM Research and Conference Travel Award funds for conferences should also provide proof of attendance.