The Graduate School provides competitive travel funding for students presenting their research at conferences and professional meetings. Please read the relevant sections of this page carefully, as eligibility and requirements for domestic and international travel differ. For the purposes of these awards, travel to Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. territories outside the contiguous 48 states is considered foreign travel.

Funds are awarded on a rolling basis, and only a limited amount of funding is available each semester. The amount of the award will be based on such factors as prevailing costs at the meeting site, distance traveled, whether the meeting is regional, national, or international, and the availability of funds. Departmental “match” funding in support of the student’s travel will greatly enhance the student’s chances for Graduate School funding.

Students may receive only one travel grant per fiscal year, regardless of type of travel (domestic or international).

No student will be reimbursed more than the actual cost of the trip. Funding will not be provided to students employed as instructors or classified employees.

All requests for funding must be submitted by the Graduate Coordinator.

Domestic Travel Grants (open to all graduate students)

The Graduate School’s Domestic Travel Grants support travel for students to present at conferences and professional meetings within the continental United States. Students may request up to $1000 to defray travel expenses.

To be eligible, the student must:

  • Be reporting results of their dissertation or thesis research and should be the primary author of the publication or presentation.
  • Possess a minimum GPA of 3.50 based on at least five semesters of full-time graduate study at UGA (Fall/Spring 9+ hrs, Summer 6+ hrs).
  • Cannot have any grades of Incomplete (I) or unsatisfactory (U).
  • Fall into one of the following categories: (a) student registered for full-time graduate study during the semester of travel; (b) doctoral student admitted into candidacy (minimum registration of 3 credit hours); or (c) a master’s student in a terminal degree program who has satisfactorily completed all required courses (exclusive of 7000 and 7300). If a student is traveling between semesters, they must also be in one of these three categories during the semester following travel.

The following guidelines will be used in considering funding requests:

  • First preference will be given to doctoral students or students pursuing the terminal degree in their discipline. A request from a master’s student in a non-terminal degree program will also be considered.
  • The meeting or conference must be of regional or national importance.

To apply:

  • The student must submit the abstract of their presentation, notification of acceptance, and a travel budget to their department.
  • The department will review each student to verify they meet Graduate School criteria
  • The department will submit all applications to the Graduate School via GradStatus.
Travel Dates Request Deadline
September 1-December 31, 2021 August 6, 2021
January 1-March 31, 2022 December 10, 2021
April 1-June 30, 2022 March 10, 2022
July 1-September 30, 2022 June 10, 2022

 

Contact: Sabrina Woods, 706-542-6244 or sabrinah@uga.edu

International Travel Grants (open to doctoral students and students pursuing terminal degrees)

To be eligible, the student must:

  • Be reporting results of their dissertation or thesis research and should be the primary author of the publication or presentation.
  • Possess a minimum GPA of 3.50 based on at least five semesters of full-time graduate study at UGA (Fall/Spring 9+ hrs, Summer 6+ hrs).
  • Cannot have any grades of Incomplete (I) or unsatisfactory (U).
  • Fall into one of the following categories: (a) student registered for full-time graduate study during the semester of travel; (b) doctoral student admitted into candidacy (minimum registration of 3 credit hours); or (c) a master’s student in a terminal degree program who has satisfactorily completed all required courses (exclusive of 7000 and 7300). If a student is traveling between semesters, they must also be in one of these three categories during the semester following travel.

To apply:

  • The student must submit the abstract of their presentation, notification of acceptance, and a travel budget to their department.
  • The department will review each student to verify they meet Graduate School criteria
  • The department will submit all applications to the Graduate School via GradStatus.
Travel Dates Request Deadline
September 1-December 31, 2021 August 6, 2021
January 1-March 31, 2022 December 10, 2021
April 1-June 30, 2022 March 10, 2022
July 1-September 30, 2022 June 10, 2022

 

Contact: Tiffany Drayton, 706-542-6123 or tdrayton@uga.edu

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