Travel Fund

The Graduate Council Travel Fund offers grants to graduate students to attend academic conferences and other events. In 2016-17, we awarded over 400 travel grants after reviewing almost 300 applications from groups and individuals. The Travel Fund has a rolling deadline, so the only requirement is that you apply at least 10 days in advance of your travel date.

Please read the rules and eligibility guidelines carefully before submitting an application and thank you for taking the time to apply. We can't wait to hear about the all of your great work! For concerns or questions not addressed in the rules and guidelines, please contact our VP of the Travel Fund, Mary Burkey


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advanced fund

Applicants to the advanced fund must be applying for travel to academic conferences to present their own original research. Awardees are granted $600 in reimbursement upon return.


basic fund

Applicants to the basic fund can apply for funding to conferences, case competitions, and other trips related to their academic program, either individually or on behalf of a group of up to 5 people. For larger groups, please apply to our Academic and Professional Fund.  Awardees are granted $350 in reimbursement upon return.


join our review committee

We are always looking for graduate students to help review applications. Learn what other students are doing on campus, and review at any time, even from the comfort of your home. The committee meets during times of high application volume as necessary with pizza provided.