-Is this grant taxable ? (I guess it is, because it was not for earning a degree. On the other hand, the grant is like reimbursement of my travel expenses, but the amount is default)?====>>>>>>>>>it is taxable; you must include in gross income amounts received as payments for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship or fellowship grant. However, you do not need to include in gross income any amounts you receive for services that are required by the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program or the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program
- Should I deduct my travel costs (for example plane tickets)?======== >>>>>>>>If your grant for research abroad is wholly taxable, you can deduct your ordinary and necessary business expenses. Ordinary and necessary business expenses include your away-from-home expenses ,i.e., travel, meals, and lodging if you are temporarily away from your tax home in theUS.
How to deal with the situation that my travel expenses are from 2013 and the grant pain in 2014?======>>>>>>>>>>you need to claim it when it is paid so in 2014 return.