Research and Conference Travel Grants

Research and Conference Travel Grants

Overview
Each student will be eligible to apply for grants to cover one trip to present at a major conference and one dissertation-related research trip during the course of her/his graduate career. Applications are made available in February. Applications will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee, and awards will be made on a competitive basis. Students who have received prior travel grants are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to those who have not received them.

Travel Awards are dependent upon availability of department funds. The guidelines for air travel reimbursement are determined by the Doctoral Student Travel Grant Policy, and vary by distance ($250 Virtual; $450 California; $900 all other U.S. locations [except those restricted by AB 1887], Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico; $1,500 Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Central or South America, Europe, South Pacific). The total amount provided depends on student need and availability of funds. At a minimum, the department attempts to cover air travel for one conference and one research trip for each student.

Research Travel Grants

Overview
Research travel grants are generally reserved for graduate students who have
advanced to candidacy or whose Ph.D. exams are scheduled for that academic
year’s summer quarter or earlier. If you have not yet fulfilled either of those
conditions, you may still apply for a research travel grant, provided you submit
with your application a statement by your adviser certifying the relevance of
your proposed trip to your future research goals. Whatever your status, you
may not apply for retroactive research travel funding.

Required Materials:
• Disclosure of, if any, other research travel funding you’ve received from the department and when you received it
• Description of Research Plan (250-word maximum)
• List of Archives, libraries, and/or sites you intend to visit, as well as their location
• Detailed estimation of total expenses (i.e., airfare, lodging, meals, etc.)

Submit your application materials to the department to review through this link: https://forms.gle/Usr45BWGQu34bUb78 

Conference Travel Grants

Overview
To apply for a conference travel grant, you must present a paper at an academic
or scholarly conference. You need not be advanced or have Ph.D. exams
scheduled. You may apply retroactively for a conference grant to defray travel
costs.

Required Materials:
• Disclosure of, if any, other conference travel funding you’ve received from the department and when you received it
• Name, Date, and Location of Conference,
• Copy of Invitation to the Conference
• Title and a Brief Abstract of the paper you will be presenting at the conference
• A copy of receipts documenting your actual travel expenses (if retroactive application)
• Detailed estimation of total expenses (i.e., airfare, lodging, meals, conference registration, etc.)

Submit your application materials to the department to review through this link: https://forms.gle/S2LvDiv254Mhyo2a8