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The Center for Bright Beams, A National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center

Travel Exchange Program

In the travel exchange program students and postdocs may participate in short-term visits, generally less than two weeks, to a CBB member institution where they will work with CBB members to share knowledge, acquire new skills, brainstorm in a multidisciplinary manner, and advance research projects.

To Apply:

Discuss your plans with your faculty advisor and the advisor at the partner institution.

Once you have approval from both advisors submit a one page proposal to

The proposal should:

  • Describe the work to be completed during the visit
  • List who will be involved in the collaboration and why this collaboration is necessary
  • Detail the desired outcomes of the collaborative work
  • Include the dates of travel and length of stay
  • Estimate expenses (airfare and lodging)

The Travel Grant will cover airfare, reasonable lodging expenses, and include a food allowance at 50% of the local per diem limit.