Travel award program
The Graduate Student Association offers limited financial support to graduate students attending professional conferences. There are several grant award periods per academic year (see below) and a student may only apply to and receive an award during one of these grant award periods per year. The GSA provides limited support for graduate student travel to professional conferences. Grants of up to $500 are provided to help students present papers and posters, participate in panel discussions, and attend conferences, lectures, and seminars that contribute to the enhancement of their programs of study. GSA Travel Grants may be applied to travel expenses only, and not to conference registration or organizational membership fees.
Please note that for our travel award application, you can submit your abstract or other registration information even if you have yet to be formally accepted to attend or present at the conference. You will need the actual registration confirmation/receipt when you fill out the Spend Authorization (Step 2).
Eligibility and deadlines
Graduate Students must be currently enrolled in eligible* graduate programs at the time of submitting an application as well as during the dates of travel. (*Eligible graduate programs are those whose registration fees include fees to the GSA. Examples of ineligible programs include students in the UNR School of Medicine, Justice Management and Judicial Studies and online programs.) Students may apply for only one grant per academic year (August through June deadlines). Applications will be considered during the separate travel periods, as outlined below.
For travel between the listed dates, please note the application deadline:
- August 1 deadline = travel September 16 - November 15
- October 1 deadline = travel November 16 - January 15
- December 1 deadline = travel January 16 - March 15
- February 1 deadline = travel March 16 - May 15
- April 1 deadline = travel May 16 - July 15
- June 1 deadline = travel July 16 - September 15