The Graduate Student Government (GSG) administers the Travel Grant Awards Program, made possible in part by funding from the Graduate School. GSG Travel Grants are intended to help subsidize graduate student’s participation in professional and scholarly conferences. These funds are only intended to be an additional source of funding; applicants are highly encouraged to seek out additional funds from departments and other sources. Travel Grants are only for those students who do not already have full funding for the conference.
GSG sponsors two types of Travel Grants: “Presenting” and “Attending”. Students applying for Presenting grants ($250) must be listed as first presenter or author for either a poster or presentation. Presenting grants are awarded to all applicants that submit correctly and completely filled out applications and fulfill the eligibility requirements listed below by the designated deadlines, until funding is exhausted. On the other hand, only ten percent (10%) of all grant applications may be awarded as Attending grants and will be decided through a drawing.
Students must be currently enrolled full-time graduate students.
Applicants’ home departments must have “Uninterrupted Representation” with GSG.
Presenting applicants must provide conference acceptance letters in the form of a hard copy or email. Attending grants ($150) do not require proof of conference presentation or acceptance.
Students will only be allowed to receive travel grants once per session. A GSG session is defined as a one-year term between May 1 and April 30.
Correctly and completely filled out applications must be turned in before 5 pm on the Friday of the 6th week of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer). No exceptions for late submissions will be made.
Students should consult the GSG calendar for application deadlines.
The GSG announces all travel grant winners each term in the minutes of the session in which grants were awarded. GSG will also disseminate this list via the graduate student email list.
Please direct all Travel Grant related questions to the GSG Treasurer ( firstname.lastname@example.org )