Current Student Resources
Conference Travel


Please see below for instructions on how to request travel funds for your research trip. 

Student Conference Travel

Support for travel should be sought in the following order:

1. TGS Conference Travel Grant

Students must apply at least 30 days in advance of the first day of travel.

Students are eligible:

  • After completing 3 quarters of full-time study
  • If acting as the primary presenter at the conference
  • For up to two grants of $600 over the course of their academic career
  • For one grant per fiscal year (9/1 - 8/31)
  • If registered and in good academic standing

If student is not eligible for the TGS travel grant, he or she can skip this step.

2. Adviser Support
  • Check if adviser has travel budget from research grant.
  • Adviser must commit at least $200 towards the travel expenses.*
  • if student is eligible but has not applied for the TGS Travel Grant (or misses the application deadline), adviser must provide support for conference travel (no department support is available).

*If adviser has no chair allocation funds for travel support, no adviser contribution is required. The department will still provide up to $600 for student travel.

3. Department Support
  • If additional trip funds are needed beyond the adviser's contribution, the department will match the adviser's contribution, up to $600.
  • If both TGS Travel Grants have been awarded, department will match the adviser's contribution, up to $600.
  • Department will provide up to three grants of $600 during the course of a student's academic career. 

External Travel Awards: 

If a student is awarded an external travel grant (e.g., from SIAM) and needs additional funds to cover his or her expenses, the department will match the adviser's contribution, up to $600.