Travel Awards

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The cross-disciplinary Cognitive Science program @ Cornell is happy to present travel grant criteria for the academic year. Students and postdocs affiliated with the Cognitive Science program are invited to apply for travel support for their first-authored conference presentations.​

To be eligible, undergraduate students must be in the Cognitive Science undergraduate minor, graduate students must have signed up for the graduate minor in Cognitive Science, and postdocs need a brief note from their advisor (who must be a member of the Cognitive Science field) stating that they are actively engaged in cognitive science-related research.​

Graduate students MUST attend Cognitive Science colloquia, symposia, and/or other events organized/sponsored by the Cognitive Science program (including our film series, Sprocket). Dates to be announced at the start of each academic year. In addition, grad students are expected to give a 15-minute talk at the end of the school year, as part of a Grad Minor luncheon. Please contact the program for more information.

Travel support is available for up to two first-authored presentations per academic year of which only one may be a poster presentation. The Cognitive Science travel grants cover a portion of the expenses for transportation, accommodations, and conference registration up to a maximum of $500 for travel within North America and $1,000 for travel outside of North America, with a cap of $1,000 per student per academic year. [Please note, there is a cap of $500 for poster travel.] Cog Sci welcomes workshop applications. The application for travel funding must be received by the program manager at least one month prior to travel.

Click here to for the travel award application form.

For more information, please contact Julie Simmons-Lynch, program manager of Cognitive Science at Cornell at