Travel Assistance Program Grants – Additional Information



The West Virginia Humanities Council Travel Assistance Program was instituted to provide support for travel to professional meetings and similar conferences that address humanities topics.  See About Our Grants for a definition of the humanities.




Travel Assistance grants are open to individuals associated with West Virginia museums, historical societies, institutions of higher and secondary education, and other West Virginia nonprofit groups.


Applicants are eligible to receive one Travel Assistance grant every other fiscal year and no more than two staff members from any one organization may receive Travel Assistance grants per fiscal year (November 1 to October 31).  Further, funding is limited to two times attending the same event.


Applicants must complete and submit an application at least 60 days prior to the date of travel in order to be eligible for consideration.


Criteria for Selection


Selection will be based on the significance of conference participation to the field of the humanities, and the benefits that the individual, the organization, and the community derive from conference attendance. The award is not designed to support attending classes at other institutions or general educational or research travel.


Covered Costs


TAP grants will cover the following items: Conference registration fees, transportation to/from the meeting (mileage is $.54 cents per mile or current state government reimbursement rate), lodging, food, and ground transportation while in attendance at the conference. If meals are provided as part of the conference, it is expected that participants will partake of these meals rather than incurring additional expenses.


Notification Process


Please allow at least two weeks from the date of application to receive notification of award or rejection.  If awarded, applicants are required to submit a final report.


Return to the About our Grants or General Grants Guidelines page.