April 16 - Deadline to Apply for Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant (IDTG) Program

CUAHSI offers Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grants (IDTG) of up to $1,000 to help cover travel expenses for scientists at U.S. universities and colleges to visit colleagues with specific instrumentation expertise. The objective of the travel should be to efficiently and economically learn how to install, operate, maintain, and process data from one or more  hydrologic instruments. IDTG’s can: (1) enable university scientists to visit other institutions or research sites, or (2) enable a reverse site visit to bring an expert to their own institution.


Graduate students, post docs, and faculty members enrolled in or currently employed by a US university are eligible to receive an Instrumentation Travel Discovery Grant. Preference will be given to graduate students and early career faculty. The maximum amount of the grant is $1,000. Travel may be to any location, foreign or domestic, but the overall cap still applies. 

Application Process

The application consists of the following items:

  1. A justification (maximum 1 page) explaining the following points specifically:
    • What the applicant wishes to learn from the site visit,
    • How the applicant plans to use the information in his/her research,
    • The expected outcomes from the visit (e.g., proposal development or instrumentation purchase).
  2. An approximate budget for the trip, including the proposed dates of the visit.
  3. A letter from the proposed host agreeing to the visit. Email format is acceptable.

Applications can be submitted by following this link to ProposalSpacePlease note that you will need to create a free ProposalSpace account. 


Two rounds of IDTG funding are offered each year; Spring and Fall.

The next application deadline is April 16, 2018.