GSC Travel Grant


Next Deadline: November 19, 2021, 2021


Graduate Student Council, Graduate School, and the Associated Students of CSU are excited to sponsor quarterly travel grants open to all graduate and professional students at CSU. Grants are open to all graduate students who will be presenting their work at a conference and provide partial funding for conference travel-related expenses. Recipients of each grant will be determined by evaluating the type of presentation and conference, as well as the impact of the conference on the student’s professional development.

Students are welcome to apply to three different tiers depending on the costs associated with their conference:

Tier 1: 10 grants of $250 each (per quarter)

Tier 2: 3 grants of $500 each (per quarter)

Tier 3: 1 grant of $1000 (per quarter)

Applicants who are not awarded grants at their chosen tier will also be considered for lower-tier grants.

Students must save receipts and provide the necessary documentation to their home department after travel has been completed for the funds to be provided. Please note that no alcohol expenses will be reimbursed.



Applications must be submitted electronically through the following page:



Any graduate student enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. granting program is eligible. There is no preference given for the type of degree or program of the applicant. These factors are not considered in the scoring process.

Funds will be awarded based on three equally weighted metrics: 1) the reason for event attendance (podium presentations versus attending for professional development, for example), 2) conference location (international versus local, for example), and 3) the potential impact of the conference on the applicant’s professional development, graduate work, or cohort.

Please note:

  • Applicants must file for reimbursement no later than May 1st of the academic year within which they are applying.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are applying for conferences within four (4) months of the application deadline.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.



Please note, applicants must use granted funds by May 1, 2022, for all grants awarded in the 2021-2022 academic year. See eligibility for more info.

Fall Semester
Quarter Applications open: Applications due by 5 PM MT on:
1 September 1, 2021 September 22, 2021
2 October 28, 2021 November 19, 2021
Spring Semester
3 January 14, 2022 February 4, 2022
4 March 11, 2022 April 1, 2022 


The grant can be used towards registration fees, airfare, lodging, food, ground transportation, or other necessities for conference attendance. You must show receipts for all reimbursement purchases. The grant may not be used for alcohol or anything not strictly related to academic/research-related travel. Grantees will need to file for reimbursement through their home department using the account number provided by the Graduate Student Council upon notice of a successful application. The fund cannot be transferred to a specific departmental account or RamWeb, nor can an applicant request for a direct check or money transfer. All unused funds will be returned to Graduate Student Council.

Department & College Distribution

GSC is a non-partisan organization that provides equal opportunities for awards to all Departments and Colleges across Colorado State University. GSC does not discriminate by race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or academic interest. Statistics on applicants’ and recipient’s departments, colleges, and conference-type are available upon request.

If you have any questions, please contact Good luck!