Travel Award



Graduate Student Council and the Graduate School will be offering Travel Awards each quarter at $250 each.

These awards provide partial funding for conference travel-related expenses. Recipients of each award will be determined by evaluating the type of presentation, the type of conference, service the student provides to the university and community, and what the recipient hopes to gain from the attending the conference.

All students who accept the award must provide an account number within one week of their acceptance notification or the award will be forfeited allotted to another recipient. Students must save receipts and provide necessary documentation to their home department after travel has completed for the funds to be provided. Please note that no alcohol expenses will be reimbursed. 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.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the following page:


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

  • Applicants must apply for the Travel Award based on the conference date. No exceptions will be made. Applications that are submitted during the incorrect quarter will not be considered. See below for award cycle.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.


Semester 1
Quarter Conference Date Application due by 5pm MST on: Funds transferred to department by:
1 Sept-Nov Sept 6, 2019 September 20 , 2019
2 Dec-Feb Dec 13, 2019 January 2020
Semester 2
3 March-May March 6, 2020 March 31, 2020
4 June-Aug June 5, 2020 June 30, 2020



The award 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. Please check on your specific department/college policies and procedures for using money from a department account for academic travel.

The award may not be used for alcohol or anything not strictly related to academic/research-related travel. Students must check on specific rules and restrictions related to reimbursement and fund use from their home department/college. 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 applicant’s and recipient’s departments, colleges, and conference type are available upon request.

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