IMSD Travel Award

The IMSD program is pleased to announce IMSD Travel Awards of up to $600 (undergrad) and $300 (grad) per student per year. 


·      Currently registered and supported IMSD Scholars and Fellows

·      Students must be presenting scholarly work at a local, regional, national or international conference or symposium

·      Students must be the primary author* and/or presenter of the work


Students must complete the application for approval of funds before travel.

To apply please submit

1.     Travel Award Application

2.     Conference Abstract AND confirmation of abstract acceptance (if available)

Please send all application materials in a single email to using “IMSD Travel Award” in the subject line and cc’ on this email. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. We welcome questions.

Contact: Kristen Walden
Title: Assitant Director
Phone: 404-727-4302


Disbursement of Award/Reimbursement of Funds

Once approved and travel is complete, awardees should submit:

1.     Complete checklist

2.     All original receipts and supporting documentation

3.     Confirmation of abstract acceptance (if not previously submitted)

Please send all travel documentation materials in a single email to using “IMSD Travel Complete” in the subject line. Please make arrangements to deliver the original receipts.

In addition, you must also give Kristen Walden proxy to process the reimbursement. Please follow the instructions here- trainee-resources/Proxy-Instructions.doc

*in rare cases, special circumstances may be considered.