2012 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Stipend Information for US General Participants

Stipend needs by invited participants were requested at the time of attendance confirmation and were confirmed in the travel email sent on January 25, 2011. If you have questions regarding your stipend request please contact FOE Staff .

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for all symposium attendees at the Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci, Potsdam. Your room, except for incidentals, will be direct-billed to the Humboldt Foundation for the following dates: arrival March 28 / departure March 31 or April 1 (depending on your return flight to the U.S.). Please note that any additional nights apart from the dates listed will have to be covered by the individual participant. Additional travel information can be found at the Alexander von Humboldt website. Please complete the travel response form by February 1, 2012.

Airfare Stipend
If you requested the airfare stipend, you will be reimbursed up to $1,200  for a round-trip coach class ticket between your home city and Berlin, and ground transportation in Germany during the official meeting dates, contingent on attending the full meeting. You will need to depart for Germany on Tuesday, March 27 to arrive in time to attend full meeting. Please book your flights as soon as possible. You must use our travel agency, Kentlands Travel. They are familiar with Academy travel rules associated with international travel and are working with us to keep travel costs down. They will charge the ticket to your personal credit card and NAE will reimburse you after the meeting. Contact Kentlands Travel at nas@kentlandstravel.com or 800-552-6425 to book your ticket and reference travel code NAE120021.  If your trip will incorporate travel to another city for other business or travel outside the immediate meeting dates, please contact Elizabeth Weitzmann (eweitzmann@nae.edu) prior to booking your flight. 

Travel Expense Report
Those requesting the airfare stipend need to submit a travel expense report. The report must be submitted within 30 days. Contact Elizabeth Weitzmann for further detailed instructions once travel has been completed. Please be sure to save a copy of your airline receipt to submit with your eTER.