Travel Grants

GSA Travel Grants are awarded to assist students who travel to perform research or attend conferences related to their graduate projects. This also may include thesis related travel to workshops and programs. The maximum award is $500 per applicant per academic year. Students receiving funding from another source (such as an advisor, department, or grant) may be offered an award that is less than the maximum. Students Travel must be completed before applying and must have occurred within the last two years. You may only apply after all travel has been completed.

Deadlines for submitting applications to the front desk of the GSC or via intercampus mail are as follows:

  • Winter 2016: Friday, March 4 by 5PM
  • Spring 2016: Wednesday, June 1 by 5 PM

Late travel grants will absolutely not be accepted.

Applications are processed at the end of each quarter. You will receive an email notification about the status of your application during finals week. If you have received an award, please allow 4 weeks for your check to arrive.

Please complete all forms in pen. All forms must be printed single-sided. Incomplete applications will not be eligible and will be returned. They may be resubmitted for the next quarterly deadline when completed. Please closely read see our detailed application instructions and FAQs to avoid common errors.

The Travel Grants Committee highly encourages graduate students to attend a Q&A session prior to submitting your application. Please bring as complete an application as you can, as well as any specific questions you have for the committee. Unfortunately, we cannot provide paper copies of the application materials, nor can we print out receipts. Using your own account, you can print out the forms on the GSC computers. Workshops will be held in the Graduate Student Commons on the following dates (check bulletin board or ask front desk for room number):

Workshop 1 – Tuesday, February 9, 11 AM -12 PM

Workshop 2 – Thursday, February 18, 12 PM -2 PM

Workshop 3 – Friday, February 26, 11 AM - 12 PM  

If you are unable to attend a workshop, contact the Travel Grants Committee for more information: travelgrants@ucsc.edu.

Additional funding for this program has generously been made available by the Graduate Student Commons Governance Board and the Graduate Division.