Travel Grant

The information below was for the 2013 Travel Grant.
Stay tuned, Travel Grant information for 2nd National Adaptation Forum in 2015 is coming soon.

National Adaptation Forum Scholarships are available thanks to a handful of sponsors, and will be awarded through a competitive review process. Eligible applicants include staff from state, county and municipal government, nonprofit organizations, and graduate students working on or studying climate change adaptation.

Travel scholarships will provide support for transportation, lodging, registration and dining expenses up to $2,000.  Scholarship recipients will be required to submit receipts for reimbursement.

Eligibility for National Adaptation Forum Scholarships will be determined by the Planning Committee and contributing sponsors. Special consideration for National Adaptation Forum Scholarships will be given to applicants that are presenting at the Forum or who express a particular justification for how attendance will spur their ability to implement adaptation activities in their work. Applicants must explain why they wish to attend the conference and how they expect to apply information learned at the conference in their day-to-day work.

A subset of Scholarships provided by The Kresge Foundation will enable participation in the Forum of approximately 25 municipal leaders whose work focuses on building community resilience in the face of climate change. Eligible applicants for Kresge scholarships are staff from city or county governments that are actively engaged in adaptation activities, or staff from community-based non-profits working with local governments on adaptation. Eligible applicants include staff whose responsibilities include topics such as land-use planning and management, infrastructure design and maintenance, energy planning, urban sustainability, disaster preparedness, public health, or oversight of key local government operations or utilities likely to be impacted by climate change. Special consideration will be given to applicants who apply jointly with one or more representatives of community-based nonprofit organizations that are or plan to be engaged with city or county community-resilience efforts.  Special consideration also will be given to applicants that apply jointly with counterparts from an adjoining municipality or county. Because of limited funding, Kresge scholarship support will be limited to a maximum of one individual from an individual city or county.