Graduate Dean's Research Travel Grant

Fall 2023 Graduate Dean's Research Travel Grant Accepting Application

The Graduate Dean's Research Travel Grant is designed to assist members of the graduate student community with travel to:

  • perform thesis-related research
  • present original work at conferences
  • attend workshops, professional development, or programs pertinent to their graduate projects

The total amount of funds available and the number of applications varies each quarter and each application period is treated as an independent award process. The process is tailored to approve the maximum number of applications each quarter while maintaining a useful award size.

For students who are planning to apply for this grant, we highly recommend treating it as a reimbursement as opposed to using it to pay for your travel costs upfront. This is because the adjudication and subsequent processing time for the awards may take up to 2-3 months in total. We also cannot guarantee that every application will be funded.

Please Complete the online application to apply. Applications must be COMPLETE and CORECT to be considered.

Priority is given to applicants seeking funds in the following order: 1) research related travel, 2) presenting at a conference, 3) funds for professional development, or 4) attending a conference. You may also write in the reason for your request for a travel grant.

The amount of the award given, if granted, will depend on the total number of qualifying applications received and the overall number of grants to be awarded. Typically, the maximum amount awarded per person is $500. The Graduate Division continually seeks additional funding to increase the overall amount of travel and research award funds. Additional funding for this round of applications has been provided by the Graduate Student Commons.

If your application is successful, students will have the option of receiving funds via 1) an amazon eGift Card 2) a physical Visa gift card, or 3) fellowship payment (considered taxable income).

**Application Deadline: December 4, 2023