Technology Transfer Travel Awards Program
Research opportunities for students from the undergraduate institutions. Investigators and students will have the opportunity to visit research laboratories for up to four weeks to learn a technique whose implementation in their work will enhance their results as well as their research capacity and transfer new technology to Puerto Rico.
The following links provide information about the opportunities and awards offered by the Technology Transfer Travels Award Program:
The program will provide Travel Award to students and faculty of Undergraduate Institutions to receive research training at mainland institutions. The objective of this program will be to enhance the research competence of our research faculty and students, promote research collaborations between faculty in Puerto Rico and their peers in other states that will expand the research network between IdEA states. Investigators and students will be visit research laboratories for up to four weeks to learn a technique whose implementation in their work will enhance their results as well as their research capacity and transfer new technology to Puerto Rico.
- Three awards of up to $8,000 each will be made following a review process of applications.
- Priority will be given to faculty and student of non-PhD granting institutions (Primarily Undergraduate Institution).
The awards will provide for travel costs for the faculty applicant plus one student, per diem costs, housing allowance, as well as funds for reagents and supplies to be utilized during their visit and for implementation of the technology transferred to their home institution.
Application Procedures/ Requirements
Applications (5-page proposal) must include a description of the applicant’s long and short term goals to be achieved from their research, how the knowledge and skills gained from the proposed travel will enhance their research agenda and skills in the short term and contribute to their long-term goals (Plan for implementation), a brief description of the site to be visited (including a letter of invitation from the host scientist and his/her curriculum vitae) and the work to be accomplished there (with a budget), and a curriculum vitae of the applicant. After selection, make sure that you use updated institutional guidelines for travel budgeting, contact the INBRE administrator for details. Applications should be submitted on the NIH PHS 398 forms. Please see the NIH instructions page.
At the end of award, the faculty and or student participants will provide written reports describing their achievements and future plans to develop their project.
Please click here to download our Grant Application.
INBRE JRAs may apply for support for travel expenses to attend a scientific meeting to deliver an oral or poster presentation. An associate may request one trip per year. Criteria for selection of travel awards are:
- Up to $2,000.00 per year
- A letter of accepted poster presentation in a meeting or congress
- Submission of the abstract of the poster presentation
- Submission of travel budget
- A mentor letter of recommendation
- Be registered in a research course at one of the INBRE Institution
At the end of the award, the participants will provide written reports describing their achievements and future plans to develop their project.
Click on any of these links to download travel documents and instructions:
* Must be submitted with at least 20 days before the activity. Should send all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.