Ph.D. Program

Research and Travel Grants for Current Ph.D. Students

Department Support for Student Conference Travel

The Department is pleased to be able to offer support for graduate student travel to conferences. For the current policy, please see the Doctoral Student Travel Reimbursement Policy.


Students interested in applying for travel grants to attend conferences should apply using this travel grant application form. Please also complete a pre-travel authorization form before you travel and turn in to the Office Manager.


Departmental Support for Graduate Student Research

Use this research grant application form to request funds from the department to support your research. Eligibility is limited to doctoral students in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (For collaborative projects, at least one of the researchers must meet this criterion.)


Appropriate uses of this money include (but are not limited to) fees paid to native-speaker consultants or experimental subjects, partial support for linguistic field work, travel to consult archival materials, or purchase of equipment (other than personal computers). Do not request stipend or salary for yourself. Do not use this form to apply for travel to conferences (instead see information on conference travel support above).


If you have any questions, please contact Prof. , the Department Head, or , the Office Manager.