Your district or global grant may include funds for domestic or international air travel. Grant applications involving travel should be submitted 90 days prior to the travel dates to allow adequate time for processing. Once your grant has been approved, you can make travel arrangements. You may not use grant funds to reimburse costs that were incurred before your grant was approved. You are expected to read and adhere to the travel policies set forth in the Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants and Global Grants.

Making your travel arrangements

Rotary grant-funded travelers are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. You can work with Rotary International Travel Service (RITS), if you wish.

Check our travel ban list to confirm that travel to your intended destination is permitted.

Rotary International Travel Service

If you choose to make travel arrangements through RITS, you will work with their partner Atlas Travel

Complete the Rotary grants travel form and email to Atlas Travel. You can expect a response from them within one business day. Their business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:30pm CST. Atlas Travel provides customer service support in English, Spanish, and French.

Atlas Travel charges a service fee on all travel transactions (approximately US$35); this fee is eligible to be covered by your approved grant funds. Remember to include this fee in your grant budget.

When booking your grant-funded travel, you may include personal travel that precedes or follows your grant activities. You will pay for any additional expenses, including:

  • Optional stops that are different from your approved travel dates and route
  • Changes you make to personal travel arrangements

Grant travel insurance notice

Rotary grant-funded travelers are responsible for purchasing their own travel insurance. Grant-related travel insurance is eligible to be covered by your approved grant funds. Review our coverage recommendations. Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) has a travel insurance policy that provides the recommended coverages. Information is available on CISI's website.