Travel Grants


GSAS Matching Travel Funds are available to students who are in good-standing.  Only once each academic year, such students may apply to GSAS for reimbursement of expenses related to presenting papers at professional conferences. GSAS will match up to $300 of the Department's award for travel expenses only. Applications, available at the GSAS website or from the graduate coordinator, are submitted in advance of the conference date according to the following schedule; late applications will not be accepted.

Conference DateDepartment deadlineGSAS deadline
September 1 - December 31Last Monday in OctoberNovember 3
January 1 - April 30Last Monday in FebruaryMarch 3
May 1 - August 31Last Monday in JuneJuly 3

Students eligible for GSAS grants must apply for them in order to be considered for a departmental grant.  For a full description of the departmental grants, including deadlines (which roughly follow those of GSAS), click here.  For a departmental grant application form, download this PDF. Normally the awards cannot exceed $400 in the first application year, $300 in the second application year and $250 in subsequent years.

Students must submit original receipts to the Department upon their return from a conference, before reimbursement checks can be processed. Boarding Pass stubs must be submitted with e-ticket receipts. Travel grants cannot be awarded without original receipts.

Departmental funds for travel to conferences are subject to availability.  In order to make awards available to the greatest number of students possible, priority in making awards will be in inverse proportion to previous support:  the more money you have previously received for conference travel, the lower your priority will be for receiving a new award in any given year.