The following are approvals needed before travel.

Federal Agencies

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Domestic Travel
    Generally only internal approval is required on NSF funded trips. NSF includes Guam, Canada, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands under domestic travel.
  • Foreign Travel
    If the specific trip and purpose was listed and authorized in the award, no additional external approval is usually required. However, specific restrictions included in the grant will take precedence.
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • Domestic Travel
    Travel to Canada, Hawaii and Alaska is considered domestic and requires only internal approval. ONR excludes all U.S. possessions and territories from domestic travel.
Other Funding Sources
    Specific restrictions included in the terms of a given contract, grant or subcontract will take precedence. If in doubt, contact the Grant and Contract Services Office as to specific approval requirements at (508) 289-2461 or (508) 289-2360.

Last updated: March 30, 2016