This fund helps students with the cost of presenting papers, participating on panels, or otherwise taking an active part in the program at academic conferences. Applications for students with a strong academic justification for attending an academic conference are also accepted. Please note: We do not typically fund participation or presentations at conferences that are not clearly academic or participation in seminars or programs, courses or classes. If you have questions, please contact us. In all cases, there must be a strong connection to a student’s academic program of study.

Deadline: 30 days prior to the conference.


To apply for ATF funding, complete the online application in Middlebury Apply. You’ll need to login and create a password. This is a new application process so please reach out to if experience any issues and we appreciate your patience!

Carefully review the travel page for details about types of travel expenses before submitting your budget. URO Budget Template


If the proposal is approved, the URO Funding Receipts and Summary Form needs to be submitted within two weeks of participation. Please note that no reimbursements can be approved without proper documentation.


The maximum amount of support available from this fund to a single student is $1,000 per academic year. Students presenting papers, posters, or in another similar way actively sharing their work in a conference program are eligible for grants of up to the maximum amount of $1,000. Students who wish to attend a conference, but not present work, may receive grants of up to $350.

Examples of Past Conferences Supported

  • Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral, and Social Sciences,
  • Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
  • Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
  • American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America
  • NE Society for Ethnomusicology Meeting

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