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The Academic Senate is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 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 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:

  • Pool One: Conference travel between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
  • Pool Two: Conference travel between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018

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

Maximum funding is as follows:
$400 California
$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.

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