Student Travel Grants

TMS offers funding to help students offset the costs of traveling to select TMS meetings in two forms: through individual travel grants and through student chapter travel reimbursement.

Individual Travel Grants for TMS Annual Meeting and MS&T

The TMS technical divisions offer a limited number of travel grants—up to $500 each—to Material Advantage student members and TMS Graduate Program members interested in attending the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition or the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference. These travel grants help students to offset the costs of transportation and hotel accommodations, but students receiving travel grants are responsible for making their own meeting registration and travel arrangements.

For the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, applications are due November 15, and assistance is provided by all five TMS technical divisions:

  • Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)
  • Functional Materials Division (FMD)
  • Light Metals Division (LMD)
  • Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD)
  • Structural Materials Division (SMD)

For MS&T, applications are due June 15, and travel assistance is only available from the following divisions:

  • Functional Materials Division (FMD)
  • Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) 
  • Structural Materials Division (SMD)

Please note: Travel grants are only available to members of the Material Advantage program and TMS Graduate Program.

Please submit the following documents online to complete the travel grant application process. Paper and e-mailed applications and letters will not be accepted.

1. A completed application form. You may select one TMS technical division to apply through.
2. A letter of interest (including the division's technical programming in which you are interested). This should be no more than one page in length.

Student Chapter Travel Reimbursement

TMS offers each Material Advantage chapter an annual travel allowance of up to $500 to attend the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. In order to be eligible for reimbursement, chapters must be in good “active” standing, and each student chapter must provide TMS with verification of student attendance at the meeting. This request must be submitted within two weeks following the meeting.

To apply for reimbursement, complete the Student Chapter Travel Reimbursement request form and return it by e-mail or by mail to:

TMS Student Awards
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 USA

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