Lynk UAF Cost of Living & Travel Adjustment

*As noted elsewhere, projects in countries or regions assigned a level 3 or 4 travel warning by the United States do not qualify for Lynk UAF funding. At times, however, such countries or cities may be listed among the highest cost locations which qualify for a cost of living adjustment. Students seeking Lynk UAF funding and funding adjustments in such locations must appeal for an exception by emailing Exceptions are not automatic, and appeals may be denied.

*Students interning or researching within a reasonable commuting distance of their home cities do not qualify for cost of living adjustments. Students interning or researching within their home countries do not qualify for travel adjustments, except when the student is interning 50 miles or more from their home AND has a family tuition contribution of less than $10,000/year.

Travel Adjustments

The Lynk UAF program acknowledges the significant variations in international air travel costs by providing an automatic travel adjustment to the Lynk UAF stipends of students traveling to the below locations*:


Travel Adjustment Amount

Central America, Non-U.S. North America & Caribbean


South America


Asia, Africa, Middle East, Oceania


UK and Ireland


Continental Europe and Iceland


The amounts listed above are added to the standard $3,600 award for students pursuing international projects.

Cost of Living Adjustments

A $500 Cost of Living Adjustment will be automatically added to the Lynk UAF stipends of students with projects in the following countries or cities*:

US Locations

  • Boston/Cambridge, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York/Brooklyn/Queens, NY
  • Oakland, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco/Berkley/San Jose, CA
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Seattle/Bellevue, WA
  • Washington, DC

International Locations

  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Hong Kong (SAR), China
  • Ireland
  • Israel*
  • Japan
  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • UAE