Student Travel Awards

The ASL offers modest student travel awards to attend ASL meetings and ASL-Sponsored meetings. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that the ASL has a limited budget for student travel and while undergraduate students are not barred from applying, preference will be given to graduate students.

Please also note that typically a student will be awarded at most one grant per calendar year. Grants for sponsored meetings typically fall between $200 and $600. There is no penalty for applying for funding and not using the funds if circumstances change (ie. no longer being able to attend the meeting).

North American Annual Meeting and European Summer Meeting (Logic Colloquium):

The ASL provides the student travel funding for these two conferences. To apply for student travel awards, graduate students in logic must abide by meeting-specific instructions listed below (when applicable). Applications are typically opened roughly six months prior to the conference and instructions are announced in the ASL Newsletter and BSL Notices. Some of these funds may come from the US National Science Foundation. NSF funds for meetings outside the United States are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents and to international students enrolled at US universities. Air travel paid for using NSF funds must comply with the Fly America Act.

2024 ASL North American Annual Meeting: Deadline has passed.

2024 ASL Logic Colloquium (European Summer Meeting): Deadline has passed.

Other ASL Meetings and ASL-Sponsored Meetings:

Student members of the ASL may apply for student travel awards to attend other ASL meetings (JMM, APA, Asian Logic Conference, SLALM) and ASL-Sponsored meetings. NSF restrictions do not apply to these awards, however, you MUST be an ASL member to be considered for an award.

Applications and recommendations must be received at least three months prior to the start of the meeting. No late applications will be accepted. Decisions will be communicated at least two months prior to the meeting.

To apply, email the required application materials to the ASL office at with “ASL travel application” in the subject line.

Required application materials for a student travel award:

  1. Send a brief (preferably one page) letter of application that includes:
      • Your name
      • Your home institution
      • Your thesis supervisor’s name
      • A one-paragraph description of your studies and work in logic
      • A paragraph indicating why it is important to attend the meeting
      • Your estimate of the travel expenses you will incur
      • For citizens or residents of the USA: citizenship or Visa status
    • Optional: an indication of your gender and minority status.
  2. Ask your thesis supervisor to send a brief recommendation letter. Please note that if your advisor does not send this directly to the ASL office (i.e. you send it yourself), we will ask for a confirmation email from your advisor to confirm that the letter did in fact come from them.