Domestic and foreign travel should be shown separately.

  • List the name, destination, and purpose of the trip. Include transportation costs (e.g., coach airfare), registration fees, accommodation fees, and other related expenses
  • Base the estimate on actual projected costs for the likely destination
  • For federal sponsors, budget for coach airfare
  • Some non-federal sponsors may allow use of funds for business class travel expenses, especially for international travel. Specific approval is required under the MIT Travel Policy. See below for language to be inlcuded in the budget justification.
  • Budget all travel estimates in compliance with the MIT Travel Policy

Sample Budget Justification

Optional language to request approval for foreign travel for non-federal funds: Business class travel for the PI is requested for international flights in excess of six (6) hours.