UCSB Academic Senate

Doctoral Student Travel Grants

The Academic Senate is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Doctoral Student Travel Grants.
The Doctoral Student Travel Grant awards travel funds to graduate students who have been invited or selected to present a paper, present research, perform or exhibit at a major professional conference or meeting. Applicants must be doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy, or Master of Fine Arts students who are in their second year of study and in candidacy prior to travel. Students are eligible to receive two in-person Doctoral Student Travel Grants, one of which may be used for international travel, during their graduate career at UCSB. A student who receives a grant for a virtual conference will still be eligible to receive two grants for in-person conferences.
Deadline is at least 21 days in advance of travel.

The funding for the 2021-22 Doctoral Student Travel Grant is split into two equal pools:

  • Pool One: Conference travel between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021
  • Pool Two: Conference travel between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022

The Graduate Council has put these guidelines in place to help ensure that the grant funding will be distributed equally among those students attending conferences at the beginning and the end of the year.

Applications will be accepted for each pool until the funds 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.

Doctoral Student Travel Grant Application 2021-22

Doctoral Student Travel Grant Policy 2021-22

Frequently Asked Questions

Administrative Coordinator: doctoral.grants@senate.ucsb.edu