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BioMed Travel Policy for PhD and Master's Students
Graduate Student Conference Travel Policy
The Division believes that presenting papers at professional conferences is important to students' academic careers and growth as professionals. Pre-doctoral and Master's students who have been invited to present their research at academic conferences can apply for up to $650 to cover related travel expenses. Students will be reimbursed for only one conference per academic year; reimbursement will not be granted for merely attending a conference. In order to insure that the limited conference-travel funds are distributed as equitably as possible, students in their first through fifth years of study are eligible for conference travel reimbursement; all students must apply for travel reimbursement to The Office for Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies at least one month prior to travel. Applications should be submitted via our Google form (you'll need to sign in with your Brown e-mail). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
International Conference Travel
Master's students and doctoral students in years 1-5 of their studies who are presenting their research at international conferences are eligible to apply for the international travel fund award. This fund is administered by the Graduate School. The BioMed Conference Travel Award may be combined with the International Conference Travel funding for students presenting at international conferences.
Graduate Student Recruiting Travel Opportunities
In addition to travel funding for academic conferences, there are also limited funds available for graduate students and postdocs who are traveling to actively help recruit students to come to Brown for their doctoral studies or postdoctoral training. This is a great opportunity to not only promote Brown and its academic programs, but to also enhance your own professional development, networking, and communication skills.