AuthorAID Travel Grants


Grant amount: US $1,500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 3, 2019 2:00pm PST

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: Afghanistan; Angola; Armenia; Bangladesh; Benin Expand all

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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AuthorAID is a free international research community. AuthorAID is a pioneering programme based at INASP. It is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). AuthorAID helps researchers in developing countries to publish and otherwise communicate their work. It also serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research.

AuthorAID Travel Grants are for researchers who have an accepted abstract or proposal to present at a conference. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The travel grants are only for first-time presenters at an international conference. 
  • The applicant should be a citizen of, living in, and working in an eligible country in the developing world. 
    • You do not have to be living in the country of your citizenship to be eligible.
    • We do make an exception for refugee academics.  Academics who are a citizen of an eligible country but do not presently live in an eligible country may apply if they meet both the following criteria:
      • Have experience as a paid Lecturer or Researcher in a university or higher education institution in their home country (NB. Experience in a third country may also be considered if there is valid reason they cannot return home in safety) and;
      • Have left their country or occupation as a result of political, racial or religious oppression or discrimination or the fear of such oppression and discrimination
  • Applicant's proposal should have already been accepted for an oral, poster, or some other kind of presentation at an international conference.


  • If anyone wish to apply, he/she should NOT have made a presentation at any international conference so far.
  • The applicant should not have received any grant from AuthorAID in the past 2 years.