Travel Award Deadline Extended!

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the Graduate School are pleased to announce the fourth quarter call for travel awards. Awards are open to all graduate students who will be presenting their work at a conference, and provide partial funding for conference travel related expenses. This quarter, a maximum of ten (10) awards of $250 each will be provided. Recipients of each award will be determined by evaluating the type of presentation, the type of conference, and service the student provides to the University.

The fourth quarter is for conferences taking place from June 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. The application deadline has been extended from June 8 to June 15 at 5:00 PM MST. Students receiving the award will be notified within 7-10 days and funds will be transferred as quickly as possible to the home department or college of the student.

All students who accept the award must provide an account number within one week of their acceptance notification or the award will not be given. Students must save receipts and provide necessary documentation to their home department after travel has completed for the funds to be provided. It is up to each student to work with their home department to receive the funds once they have been transferred.

Recipients of travel grant awards may be contacted by a representative from the Office of University Advancement, to gather information on the impact of the travel grant on the recipient’s professional development. This information may be shared with donors for the purpose of donor stewardship.

You will find the application on the GSC website along with a frequently asked questions:

Funds will be awarded based on three equally weighted metrics: 1) the reason for even attendance (podium presentations versus attending for professional development, for example), 2) conference location (international versus local, for example), and 3) the student’s service to the community (committee member, volunteer, etc.). Note that paid positions such as Teaching Assistantships cannot be considered service.

Please fill out the application in PDF format and direct all submissions and questions to Good luck!