Travel Grant Program

Support for College of Education graduate students to travel for presentations at conferences, professional meetings, and exhibitions.

To assist graduate students in their efforts to establish themselves and acquire valuable experiences in their respective fields, the College of Education strives to support graduate student travel for presentations at conferences, professional meetings, and exhibitions.

Enrolled, matriculated graduate students (including those on Program Fee/Continuous Enrollment) are eligible for travel funding. Applicants must be accepted or invited to present their work at a conference, professional meeting, or exhibition and must provide verification. These funds are not designed to cover research related expenses.

The review and selection process is managed by the individual departments within the College of Education. Funds are awarded to cover travel taking place during the current academic year. Students who anticipate conference travel in summer may apply for  reimbursement in the following academic year during the fall application period. Funds may not be carried over from one academic year to the next.

    Submit your application for travel grants on this form

    2018-19 Student Travel Grant Application Form 

      Travel Grant Guidelines and Selection Criteria

      Students currently enrolled as a Masters or Doctoral student in the College of Education are eligible to apply for conference travel grants to subsidize their attendance as a presenter at a regional, national or international conference. These funds are not designed to cover research related expenses.

      Grant Amounts

      Grants will be made up to the maximum amount according to the conference organization, as per graduate school funding levels:

      • $800 for International conferences

      • $500 for National conferences

      • $300 for New England regional conferences

      Grant Application Deadlines

      There will be two application deadlines and award notice timeframes:

      Application Deadline

      • October 15 - Fall application deadline (award notice on November 1) 
      • March 15 - Spring application deadline (award notice on April 1) 

      * Students who anticipate conference travel in summer may apply for  reimbursement in the following academic year during the fall application period.

      Preference for awards:

      • Doctoral students
      • Accepted paper presentations
      • Primary presenters
      • Students further along in their academic career
      • Students making satisfactory academic progress
      • Students that have received no more than 2 conference travel grants from their academic department, college, or Graduate School

      Only one travel grant will be awarded per student, per year. Grants can be awarded for conference travel that has already been completed as long as the conference was attended during the current academic year.

      Application Requirements:

      1. Application form specifying the details of the conference (name, date, venue), the details of your participation (title of paper, title of panel), and the anticipated budget for attendance (eligible categories are travel, registration fees, and hotel costs).
      2. Letter/email from conference organizers confirming your participation as a paper presenter in the conference.
      3. List of any previous Conference Travel Grants you have received from the department, college, or Graduate School.

      Awarded funds will be released upon presentation of original receipts, i.e. after the conclusion of the conference. All receipts must be submitted within 90 days of conference travel.

      For additional information please contact your departmental administrator: