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 are advanced to candidacy, or master of fine arts (M.F.A.) students who are 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. Deadline is at least 21 days in advance of travel.
The grants are awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis each fiscal year. Applicants must be doctoral students and advanced to candidacy, or if master of fine arts (M.F.A.) students, must be in their second year and be in candidacy prior to travel.
The funding for the 2017-18 Doctoral Student Travel Grant is split into two equal pools:
Within each pool, the funding is divided between the divisions and schools housing our graduate programs. The allocation for each division/school is based upon its headcount of graduate student enrollment.
Maximum funding is as follows:
$900 All other U.S. locations, Mexico, Canada
$1,350 Puerto Rico, Europe
$1,400 Central or South American
$1,600 Asia, Africa, Middle East, South Pacific
The Graduate Council has put these guidelines into place to help ensure that the grant funding will be distributed equally, among those students with conferences at the beginning and the end of the year, and among students in the various disciplines.
Applications will be accepted for each pool until the funds are expended for your division/school. Funding is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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