Doctoral Student Travel Grants
In response to COVID-19, the following measures have been implemented regarding the Academic Senate Travel Grant programs:
Domestic and international travel grants support travel by graduate students who have been invited or selected to present a paper, present research, perform or exhibit at a major professional conference or meeting. Grants are awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis each fiscal year. Applicants must be doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy, or Master of Fine Arts students in their second year of study and in candidacy prior to travel. Students are eligible to receive one Doctoral Student Travel Grant during their graduate career at UCSB. Application deadline: at least 21 days in advance of travel.
The annual funding for the Doctoral Student Travel Grant is split into two equal pools:
- Pool One: Conference travel between July 1 and December 31 of the same academic year
- Pool Two: Conference travel between January 1 and June 30 of the same academic year
Within each pool, funding is divided between each of the divisions and schools housing our graduate programs; the allocation for each division/school is based upon its graduate student enrollment.
- Bren School for Environmental Science and Management
- College of Engineering
- Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Letters and Science
- Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences, College of Letters and Science
- Division of Social Sciences, College of Letters and Science
- Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
These guidelines help to ensure that grant funding is distributed equitably among doctoral students from all disciplines, and those attending conferences in the first and second halves of the academic year.
Applications are accepted for each pool until the funds for the respective divisions/schools are expended.
Please note: because the Doctoral Student Travel Grant program is supported by state funds, the Senate must maintain compliance with Restricted Travel Law AB 1887, which prohibits state-funded travel to certain states.
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