Graduate Student Travel Awards

These supporting grants support training and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields in a host institution only in the areas of biology and social, behavioral, and economic sciences within the purview of NSF.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation


The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offer Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and related supporting activities in an effort to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the U.S.


For detailed eligibility requirements see the Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Supporting Activities Web site. NSF postdoctoral fellowships are awards to individuals and applications are submitted directly by the applicant to the NSF. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or legally admitted permanent resident aliens of the United States. Fellows must affiliate with institutions (e.g. colleges and universities, most government and national laboratories and facilities, and privately-sponsored nonprofit institutes and museums, and, under special conditions, for-profit organizations). U.S. academic institutions may apply for research starter grants on behalf of fellowship awardees.

How to Apply

Proposals submitted in response to this program solicitation should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the guidelines specified in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG). Paper copies of the GPG may be obtained from the NSF Publications Clearinghouse, telephone (703) 292-PUBS (7827) or by e-mail.