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Hatch Multistate Travel Grants

Faculty members who are official participants of an approved Hatch Multistate research project and have clearly defined objectives for their contribution are eligible to receive up to $1,000 annually in travel grants to participate in approved Multistate research project meetings. Efforts with multiple participants, may receive a maximum amount of $3,000 in travel support annually to support those faculty participating in the approved annual meeting of the same Multistate project. 

Travel grants will be awarded based on availability of funds, with priority given to those who chair a Multistate project, host a Multistate project meeting at Virginia Tech, make a presentation, develop collaborations, or network for external grants applications. In addition, individuals with leadership in SDC, ACC, SERA, or SAC may inquire about availability of travel grants for an annual meeting; such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Multistate Travel Grant Request should be submitted at least 6 weeks before the scheduled meeting by email to the VAES Federal Project Coordinator in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (

The request should include the following information:

  • Multistate project number and title
  • Amount requested
  • Name, location and dates of the conference/meeting, and
  • Brief (no more than 3-4 lines) information on the purpose of the travel, describing the role of the applicant at the meeting.

Upon approval/disapproval of the funding request, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant, copying the applicant’s department head and CALS Budget Director’s office.