FOR DOMESTIC TRAVEL ONLY (as well as travel to Mexico and Canada)
The Graduate School offers grants for graduate students to present research findings at meetings or conferences outside Colorado. The Graduate School provides a travel grant of $300 for domestic conferences. Funds will be applied directly to the student’s tuition account. If the account balance is zero, a direct deposit refund will be disbursed by the Bursar’s office. The grant is treated like a fellowship and reported to the Office of Financial Aid; therefore, please be aware it may affect your student loan package. The grant is contingent on account funding by the Graduate School. ELIGIBILITY The applicant must be a full-time graduate student in good standing, and the travel must occur while the applicant is still an active student.
The applicant must be traveling to a meeting/conference to present his/her own work on which he/she is the primary author.
The applicant must be enrolled during the term that the travel occurs (excluding summer). If the travel occurs during the summer (and the student is not enrolled), the grant will be applied to the fall bill.
The applicant may receive funds from the Graduate School for travel only once per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).
A student receiving significant travel funding (over $500) from another source (fellowship, scholarship, grant, departmental travel funds) is not eligible.
Students whose units have standing travel funds should apply there first; if such money is available only as matching, then they may apply to the Graduate School first.
Here are the required elements on the application:
1) Student ID and contact information
2) Dates of Conference
3) Location of Conference
4) Department travel liaison contact information
5) Academic Advisor contact information
6) Applicant must certify that they have received their advisor’s approval for the travel.
7) Supporting documents showing that you will be presenting at this conference (e.g. acceptance letter/email, program, abstract etc.)