Graduate Dean's Research Travel Grant

The Fall 2022 call for the Dean's Travel grant has ended. We will be accepting applications again in Spring 2023.

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

Almost 300 students were awarded a travel grant during the 2021-22 academic year. The total amount of funds available and the number of applications varies, and each application period is treated as an independent award process. The process is tailored to approve the maximum number of applications during each call, while maintaining a useful award size. Any unspent funds from the first call for applications will be awarded during a second call in Spring, 2023.

Please complete the online Graduate Dean's Research Travel Grant application [application currently closed] to apply. 

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).

Please note that applications must be COMPLETE and CORRECT in order to be considered. 

The deadline for Fall 2022 funding was December 1, 2022.