Doctoral Student Travel Grants

GGSE has a small amount of funding available to use toward the cost of traveling to present at a conference or meeting.  If you have had a presentation or poster accepted for a conference or meeting and do not qualify for the Academic Senate’s doctoral student travel grant, you have the opportunity to apply for travel funds through your applicable department.

To receive theses funds, applicants must be registered in at least 8 units and be in good academic and financial standing during the quarter in which the funds are received.  The conference must be important to the student’s discipline.  To qualify, applicants must be invited or selected to present a paper, research, poster or exhibit at a major professional conference or meeting.




Education issues a call for travel grant applications to be submitted at least twice a year, typically in Fall and Winter quarters.  Students will receive an email from the program office when applications are being accepted.  Award amounts are based on the location of the conference – for 2013-14: $350 in-state, $550 out-of-state, $685 Canada, $1,000 international – and issued as stipend checks to be used for the sole purpose of conference travel and presentation.