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Research and Travel Grants

Doctoral Student Travel Grants

Deadline is at least 21 days in advance of travel

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.

Maximum funding is as follows:

  • $350.00 - California
  • $685.00 - All other U.S. locations, Mexico, Canada
  • $1,030.00 - Puerto Rico, Europe
  • $1,200.00 - Central or South America
  • $1,400.00 - Asia, Africa, Middle East, South Pacific

The Academic Senate is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Doctoral Student Travel Grant with the exception of the MLPS division as indicated below.

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 2014-15 Doctoral Student Travel Grant is split into two equal pools:

  • Pool One: Conference travel between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014
  • Pool Two: Conference travel between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015

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.

  • 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

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.

The funds have been expended for Pool One in the following divisions/schools and we are no longer accepting applications for travel through December 31, 2014:

Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences:

  • Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering
  • Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Dynamical Neuroscience
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
  • Geography
  • Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  • Physics
  • Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Statistics and Applied Probability

Administrative Coordinator: x4793