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Cognitive Science Travel Grants

To facilitate research in the Cognitive Sciences, and to enable Cognitive Science Specialists to acquire the benefits of participating in academic conferences, the Northwestern University Cognitive Science Program is making available travel grants of $500 to attend conferences relevant to Cognitive Science.

These grants are awarded on four separate deadlines, one each quarter. The number of travel awards given out over the year will not change. Specific deadlines will vary on a year-to-year basis; please email the Program Assistant ( for the precise date. In general, these deadlines are:

The following qualifications apply to these awards:

Finally, each Cognitive Science specialist may only submit one Travel Grant application proposal during the current academic year. Furthermore, if there are more submissions than available awards for a given cycle, preference will be given to students who did not receive a travel award in the previous academic year.

How to apply:

Please fill out the application here, including a proposal of 300 words or less that (1) describes the importance of this conference in relation to your field of study; and (2) outlines a budget of the approximate costs. Back to top