PhD Network

Travel Funding

The PhD Network, in conjunction with the Graduate Student Government, offers travel funding to enable PhD students to present research in venues that will provide professional development and visibility to enhance careers.

Requests for travel funding are the last calendar day of each month. All requests made by the end of the month will be reviewed with decisions announced within 2 weeks of this deadline.  It is expected that travel funding will provide opportunities for PhD students to present their research in highly visible environments and support their career ambitions. PhD students are invited to make a request once a  year for up to $500 in travel funding from the PhD Network. It is expected that travel funding will be matched with another source. Please ask questions regarding travel funding using the feedback link. Complete the online form below to request travel funding.  In addition to answering the questions below, you will be asked to up load three documents as pdf files:

  1. A short proposal describing how you intend to use PhD Network travel funds. Your proposal should include: 1) a description of the purpose of the travel; 2) describe the visibility to you and your PhD program resulting from the travel; 3) describe the benefit to your dissertation research and to your career; 4) travel budget including request and an explanation of the sources of matching funds; 5) include a description of outcomes if the request has received PhD Network travel funds previously.
  2. Support letter from your research advisor / PhD program / department describing the source of matching funds.
  3. Acceptance letter for any presentation (paper or poster), role or relevant invitation applicable to your attendance at the meeting.

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Travel Awards for Applications received by Feb. 28th will be announced the week of March 12th
To support the transition of PhD Travel Funding from the GSG to the PhD Network March 12th has been added as an additional deadline. Moving forward all future deadlines will be the last calendar day of each month.
Congratulations to PhD Network Travel Fund Awardees

Travel Funding Application

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