Travel Grants

The Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties (ASDF) offers Travel Grants upto 90% for the ASDF Members for attending Research Conferences out of their Country. ASDF extends financial assistance to attend International events out of the presently residing country. This grant is aimed at promoting Research and Development in technical education by way of providing an opportunity to the meritorious members of ASDF to interact at the International level. Priority will be given for the Extended Member or Lifetime Member or Fellow Member of ASDF under any of the category. Chapter Members are requested to contact their corresponding chapter heads for this before filling the online form. Financial assistance would be extended only to those applicants who have not received grants towards travel expenditure (either whole or in part) during the last three years for attending any Conference/Seminar/Symposium held abroad. The assistance is in the form of Token Travel Grant to meet upto 90% of the travel expenses (Days of the conference – Two more days for Journey) on a reimbursement basis. The member is expected to travel by the shortest route under Economy class in any airline whichever is cheaper. The amount sanctioned by way of travel grant shall be reimbursed through crossed Digital Transfer on receipt of (prestamped receipt and certificate) bill, statement of expenditure along with the copies of Air Ticket, travel document, a brief report of the conference, other scientific and technical activities and other visits undertaken during that period duly signed by the head of the applicant’s organization or institute.

Proposal Submission must be 4 months prior to the Conference or event. Acceptance Notification / further information can be shared after the initial screening of the application.

Eligibility:

  • Be a member of ASDF or have been nominated for ASDF Fellow Membership prior to submitting the travel grant application.
  • Be the author or co-author of an accepted paper at the conference.
  • Must have contributed to at least 50% of the research presented.
  • Must attend the conference to present the paper.
  • Be a full-time Employee or Student or Researcher of any Organization and should have got the No – Objection Certificate.
  • The proposals should reach the Council four months prior to the dates of the Conference.
  • The grants shall be utilised to meet the travel expenses (Days of conference + two more days for Journey) allowance to attend the International Seminar/Conference/Symposium/Workshop abroad.
  • The sanctions once made to attend a specific conference, can not, in any case, be utilised for the purposes of Travel abroad to attend any other Conferences.
  • Incomplete applications shall not be entertained.
  • Applications should accompany a copy of the seminar announcement, letter of confirmation for paper presentation/chairing the session/keynote address/ any other.
  • Tickets must be booked before 90 days and not greater than 120 days.
  • Submitting the application form alone doesn’t make the Approval of Grant. Read the Evaluation Process. ASDF will not take any responsibility for booked tickets or any other loss without the approval of the council.
  • Scholars who do not have their published papers in refereed journals earlier may not be considered.
  • For Speakers and Session Chairs, clearance is required from the Conference Organizers.