I have applied to the Travel Award to attend the II World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association in New York in November/08. I was very happily surprised with the easiness and how fast it was to apply. The Travel Award was very helpful since I am a Brazilian graduate student and the costs to travel to New York are very high. The money from the Travel Award went straight to pay my flight tickets.
I am very proud to acknowledge the Travel Award in the paper that I presented at the Conference and to share with all my student colleagues the experience of been a Regional Studies associated. In addition to receiving the journals and the Regions magazine, it was great to realize that they indeed value the students in the Association.
Thank you RSA!