NACIS Travel Grants

Important Message

Due to the on-going pandemic and financial constraints throughout industry, academia and government, the NACIS Board voted unanimously on Friday, May 29th to hold this year’s meeting online. Come back for details on how we will be supporting participation in our virtual conference. For more information see the Current Meeting page.


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. While NACIS strives to support all members needing assistance, 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. Additionally, in accordance with NACIS’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, at least 20% of all budgeted travel grant awards will be prioritized for individuals from minority or underrepresented groups.

NOTE: Updated criteria for student and professional Travel Grants will be available in Summer 2020.