NACIS Grants

NACIS has travel grant initiatives that invest in the future growth and strength of the organization. These initiatives (1) encourage student attendance and participation at the annual fall meeting and (2) support the attendance of general NACIS members to attend the annual meeting who could not otherwise attend due to financial limitations.

Travel grant awardees are expected to attend the entire conference. Applicants who are actively participating in the meeting (e.g., with a presentation, participation in a panel, are bringing a poster, or are presenting at Practical Cartography Day) will receive the strongest consideration for travel grants. The two initiatives are described below, as well as all application processes.

Travel Grants for Students

NACIS will provide travel grants of up to $500 USD to students to attend the annual NACIS conference. Any student enrolled in a degree or diploma granting institution pursuing their degree/diploma in cartography/GIS or a related discipline qualifies.

Applicants should submit a grant request package including the following:

  1. A one-page letter of request explaining how attendance at the conference will be of benefit professionally/educationally.
  2. A budget with all travel expenses explained, including any other financial support to attend the conference, along with a statement of any and all current and previous financial support provided by NACIS.
  3. A statement from one’s academic advisor verifying qualification for this travel grant.
  4. Applications should include name, home and email addresses, academic institution, name of academic advisor, and if the applicant is a graduate or undergraduate student.

Students who have not received support in the past and those actively participating in the meeting will receive preference, and the value of a grant may vary depending on budgetary needs and level of participation.

Applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis beginning May 31, 2019, and will be awarded until our budgeted resources have been allocated. Applying early will offer you a better chance of receiving funding.

Apply by email to awards@nacis.org.

Travel Grants to Regular Members

NACIS will provide travel grants of up to $300 USD to NACIS members to attend the annual NACIS conference. Any NACIS member with a valid membership qualifies. Applicants that are actively participating in the conference will receive preference, and the value of a grant may vary depending on budgetary needs and level of participation.

Applicants should submit a grant request package including the following:

  1. Applicants should submit a one-page letter of request explaining how attendance at the conference will be of benefit professionally, and how financial support from NACIS will enable attendance at the conference.
  2. Include on a separate page a budget with all travel expenses explained, including any other financial support to attend the conference, along with a statement of any and all current and previous financial support provided by NACIS.
  3. Applications should include name, home and email address, and affiliation.

Applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis beginning May 31, 2019, and will be awarded until our budgeted resources have been allocated. Applying early will offer you a better chance of receiving funding.

Apply by email to awards@nacis.org.