Student research

Student Research & Conference Travel Fund Awards

*Please note –  We are no longer accepting applications for the Spring 2020 semester as all funds have been distributed.  Applications will be accepted starting July 1, 2020 for research and conference activity for the Fall 2020 semester.

Through the Student Research & Conference Travel Fund (SRCTF), The Graduate School provides modest funding to graduate students enrolled in degree programs to participate in professional development for the current academic year. Activities that may be funded include presenting research at a conference and/or travel for gathering data for research.

Any graduate student in good standing (as determined by The Graduate School) is eligible to submit a request for no more than half the expended amount (maximum $300) for reimbursement of expenses incurred. A graduate student is eligible to receive this award up to three times in their graduate career. Funding is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

SRCTF Award Application

The Graduate School began accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year on July 1, 2020.

  • Applications for Fall (July – December) research or conference activity are accepted from July 1 through November 30.
  • Applications for Spring (January – June) research or conference activity are accepted from November 1 through May 31.

Deadline for Application: No later than one month prior to the scheduled conference or travel (e.g., submission by 9/15/20 for 10/15/20 travel).

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is the applicant’s responsibility to complete their application according to the above-referenced timeline and follow up with The Graduate School as needed to confirm completion (