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The HEAD Travel Grant Fund

The HEAD Travel Grant Fund

The High Energy Astrophysics Division encourages participation by all our members in all our activities.  The HEAD Travel Grant Fund has been instituted to support scientific travel, primarily for early-career scientists.  These grants can be used for travel to HEAD Divisional meetings, or other travel relating to advancing research in high-energy astrophysics.  These Grants provide some financial support (typically up to $500). 


This fund is supported by donations from our members and other benefactors.  Donations to this fund can be made at the AAS Donation Page, under "HEAD".

Eligibility Requirements

HEAD Travel Grant funds are targeted for participants in HEAD meetings who are (in priority order) early-career scientists, scientists from institutions serving the under-represented community, and scientists from smaller institutions, or for 

Information for International Travelers

International travelers should read "Americans Traveling Abroad" and "Alerts and Warnings" prior to undertaking any international travel. Both resources are from the US Dept. of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs.


After the travel has occurred,  grant recipients should send electronic copies of travel receipts to the HEAD Treasurer ( for the items to be re-imbursed by the grant, along with a report which includes

  • The name, date and location and subject of the meeting
  • the grant recipient's participation in the meeting
  • the benefit of the meeting to the grant recipient

Reimbursement can take between 2-4 weeks.

To Apply

Please fill out the HEAD Travel Grant Application form to apply.