The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department Travel Grant

Graduate School and Anthropology Department Travel Grant Application Form

For Travel September 1 - August 31 of Fiscal year

Travel Grant Guidelines: Grants are awarded exclusively for travel to national and international conferences that occur between September 1,  and August 31, for the purpose of presenting the results of research conducted during graduate coursework at UMass Amherst. Awards are for presentations rather than to attend a conference or facilitate a session. Grant funds apply to registration, transportation, and lodging expenses documented by receipts. Awards will typically range from $400-$600. Meals, copying, and other incidentals are not reimbursable. Students are strongly encouraged to share travel expenses with others attending the conference. The applicant must 1) be enrolled (for credit or Program Fee), and 2) be accepted or invited to present at a conference or professional meeting.

 This is what you need to submit:

  1. Submit the completed application (page 2 of this form) and the confirmation from conference organizers that your paper or poster has been accepted to Shelley Silva by (deadline late TBD) there is 1 Fall and 1 Spring call
  2. Ask your advisor to send a brief email of support to Shelley Silva to accompany your application (email must be received by specified date TBD)-See note below.  

Review, Notification, and Awards

All applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee. You will be notified of the committee’s decision within a target of two weeks after the submission deadline. If you are awarded the funds, they will be paid out as a scholarship through your UMass Excess Express Account. If you have any outstanding debt that will be taken out of your awarded scholarship fund.

* IMPORTANT: Note from your advisor should include a brief assessment of the importance of attending this particular conference plays in your career at this stage (e.g., presenting dissertation data, getting ready to apply for jobs, networking with colleagues in view of collaboration, etc….).
 

Graduate Student Travel Grant Application Form

Name: _______________________________ Date ________________________

Email Address: _________________________________________________________________  Advisor’s Name: _____________________

Degree Pursued (MA, PhD_____________

Years in Program: __________________

Have you received a Graduate School travel grant previously? ______ If so, when? __________

Are you also applying for the Woodbury Travel Award ___________?

Conference and Project Information

Name of Conference/Meeting: _____________________________________________________ Location: ________________________________________________________________

Dates: _____________________________________________________________________

Authors (List all authors as listed in conference program):____________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Name of Project: __________________________________________________________

Type of Project:  Paper /Poster        Panel /Other

Expenses to be shared (efforts to share expenses will be considered in the grant award process): ___________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________

Itemized Expenses Before Grant or Other Sources of Reimbursement

1. Transportation:        a) Airfare:………………..       __________

                                     b) Driving (# of miles)…….     __________

2. Lodging: ______days X  $ ______ (per night)=  …….  _____________

3. Conference Registration Fee:…………………… ___________

4. Parking:  ………………………………………… ___________

 5. Taxi/Shuttle/Other Transportation: ……………  ___________

Total Amount*…………………………………….______________

Your Share** ………………………………………………__________________

*Total Amount refers to the amount paid by all sharers, if the expense was shared; otherwise, your total cost. **Your Share refers to the amount of the shared costs that you are responsible for; otherwise, it's the same as the Total Amount.

Notes: Present receipts to Business Manager within 30 days of travel. Travel Grants do not cover meals, social events, or incidental expenses such as copying.

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