Student Travel Grants

The travel grant application deadline has passed.


NASA's Astrobiology Program and Mars Program Office are funding a limited number of travel grants to qualified students to attend the conference. Reimbursable costs include transportation (airfare or mileage in one’s personal vehicle, compact car rental, fuel costs, and shuttle ride(s) – as allowable under government regulations), lodging, meals and incidental expenses, and the conference registration fee.  In most cases, actual expenses will exceed the funding provided. Students who are awarded travel grants may be asked to assist conference organizers with tasks during the conference. These tasks will not interfere with their ability to participate in technical sessions.


  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Students must be U. S. citizens or resident aliens formally affiliated with a U. S. college or university at the time of the conference, or the semester immediately following the conference, if during break.
  • Preference will be given to those students who intend to present a talk or poster.

Applications must include proof of applicant’s affiliation with a U.S. institution. A copy of your current student ID or confirmation of course registration must be submitted with your application.

Students who are depending on travel assistance should not pay the registration fee or make travel arrangements until they have been notified that they have received an award. All applicants will be notified no later than late April 2019.