The International Travel Fund provides funding for graduate student conference presentations and research studies abroad. Awards range from $200 to $1,000. Funding decisions are based on the distance of the international conference from the continental United States, the budget requested, and the availability of funding at the time the request is received by the Graduate School.
Only one award will be made per student within an award cycle (July 1 through June 30). These awards may be used in combination with other Graduate School travel awards, but are treated as funding internal to the Graduate School and therefore do not satisfy external award matching requirements that other travel awards may require.
Eligibility and Requirements
Master’s students and doctoral students in years 1 through 5 of their studies are automatically eligible to apply for the international travel fund award.
Doctoral students in the sixth year are also eligible but are required to have a signed DGS Approval Form.
Post-doctoral fellows also may apply for a limited number of awards each quarter. Applications must include a letter of support from the primary advisor.
All applications require proof of presentation at a conference or research summary for research travel, and a brief budget summary.
The Graduate School must receive completed applications at least one month prior to travel. All applications must be submitted online using the UFUNDS online module. Please scan and upload conference description and appropriate documentation to UFUNDS.