Questions in relation to travel for academic travel. This can include travel to conferences or visiting of academic institutions of which you may not be affiliated with.

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Tax write-off for research-related expenses in the US?

I am wondering if any research-related expenses can be applied toward a personal tax write-off (in the U.S.). For example, assume I traveled to a conference or meeting to present my research, and all ...
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Is it legal to use tourist visa waiver for academic visits?

All countries have visa waiver for certain nationals, but it is only for touristic purpose. People use this scheme for attending scientific meetings (isn't it some kind of business trip?). Anyway, ...
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Student Travel Grant = Volunteering; is it worth it?

I have a paper accepted to a conference and my adviser is willing to fully fund the trip. However, I am also eligible to apply for a "Student Travel Grant" (being a student author). Pros of getting ...
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Conference Travel Grant [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate student from Bangladesh. Two of my posters have been accepted at Sigmod undergraduate research poster competition. Now, I am looking forward to attend Sigmod. I will be ...
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How do U.S. research institutions typically reimburse a faculty candidate's airfare costs for multi-city trips?

I am interviewing at several research institutions in the U.S. for a tenure-track faculty position all around the same time. I booked a multi-city flight to avoid having to fly back to my current ...
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What to do if I can't get a visa to attend a conference that accepted my paper?

My work got accepted into a very good category in a very good conference in my field. Due to complicated visa issues it will be very hard for me to attend that conference. If I don't attend the ...
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Travel grant for summer conference between PhD and first job?

I am a PhD student in the US (mathematics) and I expect to graduate in May. I got invited to speak in a European conference in June, which is in the awkward time between graduation and my first job ...
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What to do when no one speaks English around you?

Often when I attend conferences and meetings, there are some social activities sometimes specifically for graduate students to mix with each other and get to know other students and build possible ...
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Possible pitfalls of taking a year off to travel following a PhD instead of immediately starting with a post-doc position?

If a student, soon to complete a PhD, is not ready to enter academia is a year of travel a good option? Assuming that academic route is still interesting after the year will post-doc positions ...
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What are the benefits of getting a PhD in statistics?

I've been working as a statistician in the marketing world for two years, and I have an M.S. in applied math. I want to change industries a bit (maybe epidemiology or engineering) and I also want to ...
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How to carry a scientific poster as hand luggage? [duplicate]

Sometimes I have to present at different conferences. Usually I print the poster at the print office at home and cary the poster with me to the conference. With the more and strict luggage rules, it ...
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Travel grant for undergraduate researcher for attending conference

I am an undergraduate student doing independent research. My research work is selected in a very reputed conference in US. I am from India. I cannot afford to attend the conference at all. How should ...
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Are there grants available to pay for travel to my PhD program?

I have looked at this thread travel grant but it talks about when the OP already was pursuing his PhD. I am from India and have a different scenario as I have just received my PhD offer in Computer ...
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Printing a poster at the conference

While peripherally related to Flying with a poster tube as a hand luggage, I am trying to avoid this. I would like to print my poster at the conference. I am considering this for two reasons. First, ...
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How to buy plane tickets for job interviews?

I am currently on the academic job market, and scheduling on-campus interviews with institutions that might want to hire me. Suppose I am invited to an on-campus interview at the University of X, and ...
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Flying with a poster tube as a hand luggage

I am flying to a conference, in which I am presenting a poster. In principle there might be a problem, as the poster tube: is a second piece of hand luggage, it is longer than the limit allows. ...
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Publication sponsorship for research conducted elsewhere

Do universities sponsor a student's conference travel and publication costs if the research on the paper has been done elsewhere? For example, a student may have published a paper during a master's at ...
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What's the etiquette for a short visit to a US university department?

In May, I'll be visiting a department at Columbia University in the US for a few days. What's the etiquette on visiting (answers relevant to US in general are welcome, to prevent this question getting ...
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Travel grants for International students in the US?

I am an international student in the United States (originally from India) and have been here for my PhD in Mechanical engineering since Fall ’06. I've attended a bunch of conferences all in the US ...
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Who pays travel & per diem costs for invited lecturers?

When an academic is invited to give a talk at another university, are their food and travel expenses usually fully reimbursed by the university that invited the professor?