Travel Grants & Financial Assistance

Travel grants can be a great way to supplement travel to annual meetings. Please note that any and all funds issued in connection with travel grants will be issued via check.  No wire transfer requests will be granted.  It is suggested that if you need to cash a check on-site and do not have a local bank account or are traveling internationally that you research the available check cashing options available to you.  


American Crystallographic Travel Grant 2020 

The American Crystallographic Association has established a travel fund program for students and young scientists looking for financial assistance to attend the ACA Annual Meeting.  The ACA thanks Rigaku, who has made a gracious donation to this fund this year.  Those interested must apply and be accepted. Funds are to help offset travel and travel-related expenses. Preference will be given to those presenting a paper.

Submit a Travel Grant Application


Applicants will need to attach their abstract to their application. They will not be required to register prior to March 31st. When notifying applicants of winning/losing ACA HQ will send winners a code to give them the early rate and/or the 20% they get off of the registration fee (if they have applied to for a travel grant but not won an award).



Society of Physics Students Travel Grant 

A limited number of SPS Travel Awards, on the order of $200 each, will be offered to help fund SPS members presenting their research at a national meeting of the professional societies in the AIP federation. Applicants must be members of the SPS national organization. Applicants must be undergraduate students, at the time of the meeting. Applicants must have submitted an abstract to the meeting and the abstract must have been accepted. Click here for more information. 


The Pittsburgh Diffraction Society Travel Grant

The Pittsburgh Diffraction Society ACA Travel Awards are meant to support students (graduate or undergraduate)   who wish to participate in an annual ACA meeting. Up to two (2) awards will be given annually, one specifically for   students working in the field of macromolecular crystallography and one related to any other crystallography discipline. Applications will be accepted from students studying at institutions in North, Central or South America. The award can be used for travel (transportation and/or housing) only. There will be two (2) awards issued, each in the amount of $599. All ACA Travel Grant Applicants are automatically considered. The Continuing Education Committee (CEC) will select the award winners.