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 typically a student will be awarded at most one grant per calendar year. 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 ASL Meeting and European Logic Colloquium:

The ASL provides the student travel funding for these two conferences. To apply for student travel awards, graduate students in logic must submit applications directly to the respective meeting’s chair or committee. Applications are typically opened roughly six months prior to the conference and instructions are announced in the ASL Newsletter and the 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.

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.