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The Academic Senate is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 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. The grants are awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-serve basis each fiscal year. 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 one Doctoral Student Travel Grant during their graduate career at UCSB. Deadline is at least 21 days in advance of travel.

The funding for the 2018-19 Doctoral Student Travel Grant is split into two equal pools:

  • Pool One: Conference travel between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018
  • Pool Two: Conference travel between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019

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 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, and among the various disciplines.

Applications will be accepted for each pool until the funds are expended for respective divisions/schools.

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.

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