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Funding Opportunities for Student Travel in Spring 2023

After a three-year hiatus, the Columbia Climate School announces the return of its Student Travel Grant Program.  

Travel grant funding is meant to support students’ continued learning, by helping to facilitate fieldwork in the areas of climate change, sustainable development and the environment. This research must be affiliated with projects for which the students will receive academic credit toward their degree programs at Columbia University. Travel grants are awarded for different types of projects, including studio courses, graduate capstones, theses, senior seminar projects and independent studies, among others. This funding may not be used to support travel to attend symposia/conferences. Students can apply as individuals or as groups of up to four people, to be considered for funding of up to $750 for an individual or up to $2,000 for a group.

All students who are awarded funding will be invited to participate in the spring Student Research Showcase, which is hosted by the Climate School. As part of this showcase, students provide summaries of their findings. The event provides a unique opportunity for students to publicize their research.

Who Should Apply

Current Columbia and Barnard undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, who are pursuing research related to climate, sustainability and the environment, may apply to the program. Students must be in good academic standing at the time of submission to be considered. Projects must be related to the students’ degree programs at Columbia. There must be a faculty advisor working in conjunction with the individual student(s). The faculty advisor should be an instructor of record at Columbia in the same field of study as the research project. 

Deadline to apply: Monday, Feb 13, 2023 by 11:55pm ET

For full application requirements  and to apply visit the applications directly at the links below. Viewers must be signed into their Columbia portals.

For individual applications:

For group applications:

For more information on the process or individual inquiries, please contact Yana Zeltser at

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