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Graduate Research-Related Travel Support

The College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) values the experience graduate students receive by presenting their research results at professional conferences/workshops. Due to the recent change in the U of U Graduate School funding policy that only allows a graduate student to receive one $500 conference travel award during their time as a graduate student, CSBS will now be offering a funding opportunity. Specifics of the program include:

Graduate students are eligible to apply for this program if they:

  1. are a graduate student in CSBS being supervised by a CSBS faculty member,

  2. presenting their research at a professional conference/workshop,

  3. have previously received a Graduate School $500 research-related travel award, and

  4. have not previously received two CSBS Graduate Travel Awards (priority will be given to students who have not previously received their first CSBS Graduate Travel Award).

Travel support is for future research-related travel only. The maximum CSBS graduate travel award is $500/yr. A graduate student may receive a total of two CSBS awards during their time in the college. Awards must be matched by support from one of the following sources:

  1. The department/program in which the student is a declared major
  2. ASUU
  3. Global Change & Sustainability Center’s Graduate Student Travel Funding
  4. Faculty support from a grant or other travel funds
  5. In the case of attending a professional conference, the relevant professional organization’s student travel program.

Applications must include:

  1. a one-page description of the research project that includes information about why the travel is important for this project,
  2. a list of other sources of travel support that the applicant will be applying for,
  3. a letter of support from the supervising CSBS faculty member, and
  4. a travel budget (e.g., conference registration costs, airfare, ground transportation, lodging).

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Please apply as soon as you are aware you are in need of funding.

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Questions? Email Associate Dean Rebecca Utz.

Recipients of CSBS graduate research-related travel support are expected to (1) submit a copy of the resulting paper/poster to CSBS, and (2) present their findings in the form of a poster at a subsequent CSBS Student Research Day. 

Planning to travel internationally?

Make sure you follow the University's International Travel Safety and Insurance requirements or you may be denied funding. 

It's also recommended that you make an appointment with the University's Travel Clinic before international travel. 

More information about the U's Travel Policy

Last Updated: 6/15/23