Travel Funding Guidelines

A portion of the department’s annual travel budget is set aside each year in support of graduate student conference travel.

A graduate student must be on the program as a participant at a conference in order to qualify for travel funding.

Apart from the proviso above, it is up to the graduate students to decide each year how the available funds should be divided/allocated.  This involves collective decision-making about issues such as whether all conferences are “equal” in terms of worthiness, whether a student may be reimbursed for more than one conference/year, etc.  The graduate students should resolve these questions as early in the academic year as possible, to accommodate those who may wish to participate in conferences in the Fall.

Reimbursement from departmental funds can be requested solely for (reasonable) expenses for air fare/ground transportation, conference registration fees, hotel costs, and food.