Note for travel advances
When applying for travel funding, it is possible to request prepayment of registration fees and an advance of 80% of estimated out-of-pocket expenses. To request an advance, travel must occur at least one month after the next application deadline. For example, for travel during March, the application must be made prior to the February 1st deadline. This is necessary to allow enough time for application approval and paperwork for the advance.
Advance requests are made on the Travel Request Form, which is part of CFEST travel grant applications as well as FTCE grants applications that include travel.