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International Presentation Awards

Jerry John Nutor at the 28th Annual International Nursing Congress in Dublin, Ireland
Jerry John Nutor at the 28th Annual International Nursing Congress in Dublin, Ireland

The competitive International Presentation Award (IPA) Program (Formerly known as the International Travel Award, or ITA) provides assistance to graduate students (up to $750) and full-time faculty (up to $1,000) per academic year toward participation in an international conference outside the United States within the participant's professional field. You may only submit once your application and documents are complete.

Application Review Cycles

The three cycle deadlines remain the same, but faculty and graduate students may apply during any cycle with no restrictions on the date of the conference, as long as the applicant has submitted to present at the conference and the conference falls within the current fiscal year.

An interdisciplinary faculty committee reviews IPA applications three times per year. Faculty and students may submit an application for consideration once proof of submission to present at the conference has been received. The committee will review applications shortly after each deadline, and applicants will be notified of final decisions as soon as possible.

  • Last Thursday of May
  • Last Thursday of September
  • Last Thursday of January

Please note: All applications are due by 5 p.m. on the days listed. Applicants must apply for funding prior to the anticipated date of travel, following these deadlines.

How to Apply

We recommend preparing all requirements prior to beginning the online application. A complete application includes:

  1. Complete travel budget;
  2. Application statement;
  3. Official invitation or notification of participation from the conference (If you have not yet been accepted, please submit proof of submission to the conference. If you are selected for an International Travel Award, your funding will be conditional upon providing proof of acceptance);
  4. Letter of Recommendation from applicant’s department;
  5. Documents explaining commitment of funding from other institutional sources; and
  6. Registration of your travel through the proper channels:
  • Graduate students must register with the Study Abroad Office, and can begin the process by emailing
  • Faculty who do not already have a profile in the GRAND Database must create one. Once a profile is established, all faculty members must create a travel plan including specific travel information.

Applications should demonstrate a significant impact on the research and academic career of the applicant – particularly from those with little or no international experience.

Applications that have a clear potential to yield long-term ties between Drexel and scholars or educational institutions outside of the United States will be given particularly positive consideration.

Apply now!

All applications are reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of Drexel faculty approximately one week after the deadline.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Office of Global Engagement at or 215.895.6372.