Columbia University’s Earth Institute Student Travel Grants provide funding support for students who are engaged in sustainable development and environmental research projects, either in the U.S. or abroad, that are integral to their degree programs. Grants are intended to allow students to recover travel costs associated with their research projects and do not exceed $750 per recipient. Recipients may also earn academic credit for their projects, according to degree program.
Students enrolled in any Columbia University degree program are eligible, providing they are in good academic standing and engaged in a sustainable development or environmental research project that brings them closer to earning their degree. Groups of students may coordinate on a single project as long as each student applies individually for funding. Each project must also have a Columbia University faculty advisor.
The Earth Institute administers this program twice each year, once in the fall for fall-semester research projects, and once in the spring for spring-semester research projects. Grants are paid on the basis of receipts submitted on completion of a project.