The GSC Travel 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.

Travel Grants are provided at two tiers:

During the 2023-2024 academic year, the Conference Travel Grants will be provided at the following tiers: 

  • Tier 1: 6 grants of $500 (per grant cycle) 
  • Tier 2: 12 grants of $250 (per grant cycle) 

Evaluation Criteria: The following will be considered when evaluating applications:

  1. Conference dates (preference for conferences set to occur within four months of the application deadline)
  2. Reason for conference attendance (presentation versus attending for professional development, for example)
  3. Conference location (international versus local, for example)
  4. The potential impact of the conference on the applicant’s professional development, graduate work, department/program/cohort
  5. The applicant’s involvement in Graduate Student Council and the greater Colorado State University community, and
  6. The applicant’s access to additional funding sources. There is no preference given for the type of degree or program of the applicant.

Deadlines for Travel Grants

*Please note, applicants must use granted funds by May 30, 2024, for all grants awarded in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Fall Semester

Quarter 1
Applications open Mon, Aug 14, 2023
Application Deadline: 5pm MT on Fri, Sept 1, 2023

Quarter 2
Applications open Mon, Oct 9, 2023
Applications Deadline: 5pm MT on Fri, Oct 27, 2023

Spring Semester

Quarter 3
Applications open Mon, Dec 11, 2023
Application Deadline: 5pm MT on Fri, Dec 29, 2023 

Quarter 4
Applications open Mon, Feb 12, 2024
Applications Deadline: 5pm MT on Fri, Mar 1, 2024