The PSA accepted applications for travel awards to be used to cover the cost of registration and traveling to and from the 2016 PSA biennial meeting in Atlanta. 

Deadline for Applications was: 14 August 2016.

Awards were announced no later than 5 September 2016. Reimbursement occurred after the meeting, contingent upon submission of relevant receipts.

Applicants will be considered for one of two travel grants—the National Science Foundation Travel Grant or the Philosophy of Science Association Travel Grant.

NSF travel awards cannot exceed $750 for domestic travel and $1000 for international travel. PSA travel awards are likely to be significantly lower than these maximum amounts; the amount will depend on the number of applicants and the money raised to support the PSA Graduate Student and Early Career Travel Fund. Donations to the PSA Graduate Student and Early Career Travel Fund can be made when registering for the meeting.


Criteria for Eligibility

To be eligible for a NSF Travel Grant you must be:

  • Participating in the 2016 PSA biennial meeting (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session, or engaging in PSA committee work)
  • Either a U.S. citizen or affiliated with a U.S. institution
  • Either a graduate student at the time of the meeting, a recent PhD graduate (i.e., earned your PhD within the last five years), or an independent scholar (retirees without research funds are considered independent scholars)
  • Please note that if you are awarded a NSF travel grant and will seek reimbursement for airfare, you will need to fly on a U.S.-flag air carrier: Alaska Airlines (AS), American Airlines (AA), Delta Airlines (DL), Frontier Airlines (F9), Hawaiian Airlines (HA), JetBlue Airways (B6), Southwest Airlines (WN), Spirit Airlines (NK), United Airlines (UA), Virgin America (VX) (For possible exceptions, see page 6 of the NSF Grant guidelines.)

To be eligible for a PSA Travel Grant you must be:

  • Participating in the 2016 PSA biennial meeting (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session, or engaging in PSA committee work)
  • A member of the PSA
  • Either a graduate student at the time of the meeting or a recent PhD graduate (i.e., earned your PhD within the last five years)
  • Not Eligible for the NSF Travel Award

If you have any questions, please contact the Associate Director of the PSA, Dr. Thor Harris, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..