We know that it’s not always easy to scrounge up funds to present your work and rub elbows with the greats in your field, so we’ve worked hard to raise funds to help get you to your big conference.
GSA created a Travel Grant program to award graduate and professional students grants of up to $300 for in-state and up to $500 for out-of-state travel to conferences where you will present your own professional work. This program is funded by GSA, Graduate Division, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Office of the Chancellor.
Four rounds of applications will be held each year, one during each quarter. Funding will be awarded randomly from the full pool of eligible applications. Applicants must be presenting a paper or giving a talk on their own original research.
In order to qualify for GSA Travel Grant funding, all of the following must apply. You must:
All travel grant awardees will be invited to present a poster in the "Drinks and Dissertations: Graduate Research Symposium" during the quarter their award is allocated. Each quarter, an awardee whose research is (1) innovative, (2) demonstrates originality, (3) exceptionally motivating will be selected by the GSA Academic and Judicial Committee to present their research orally at the conclusion of the symposium.
Please submit the following:
Please check with your graduate program coordinator first to determine the appropriate travel reimbursement procedure for your program/department. Some departments have staff who handle the MyTravel steps described below, and they could help students in such programs to set up a MyTravel account.
General procedures are as follows:
Notification of Award
Conference Starts Between
July 12th, 2019
July 15th, 2019
July 23rd, 2019 – October 21st, 2019
October 11th, 2019
October 14th, 2019
October 22nd, 2019 – January 27th, 2020
January 17th, 2020
January 20th, 2020
January 28th, 2020 – April 27th, 2020
April 17th, 2020
April 20th, 2020
April 28th, 2020 – July 22nd, 2020
July 17th, 2020
July 20th, 2020
July 28th, 2020 – October 26th, 2020