Graduate students are encouraged to attend and present at regional and national conferences. Below are a few of the resources for funding. Please email Christine Grott (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
* Travel funding is no longer done on a reimbursement basis. All travel expenses must now be paid for using the University Declining Balance Card. Please see the complete instructions below. You will need to secure the Declining Balance card BEFORE traveling.
Reimbursements will NOT be made for anything paid with personal credit cards.
Instructions for Declining Balance Cards:
Before you Travel:
While traveling, please use your travel card for everything you possibly can. We have been warned by Procurement that they will be more strict in the new fiscal year when it comes to reimbursements. They will not reimburse for reasons of “I didn’t have the card with me,” or “I couldn’t find my card.” However, you still can be reimbursed for mileage when driving your personal auto or for tolls. But for registrations, airfare, hotel, meals, etc., the card MUST be used.
Remember: ALWAYS, ALWAYS get detailed receipts. That means for meals, we need the receipt that shows what was ordered.
After you travel:
Online training and guides for using the procurement card and WORKS can be found at:
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Amount: Varies per year (past amounts have been up to $400). Funds begin July 1 and expire June 30.
Restrictions: Must be presenting/in the program
Instructions: See instructions above for procurement cards. Remember to save receipts and email confirmations from the online system.
Office of Graduate Studies- Professional Development Award
Deadline: 1 month prior to travel
Amount: Past amounts have been up to $500 (department must match $300) per year
Restrictions: Must be presenting, one award per academic year, two per academic career
** If you decide to apply for this award, please be sure that the Department Administrator has a copy of your application. Also, as soon as your learn that you have received the award, let the Department Administrator know (with the exact amount awarded) so he/she can add it to your card. The Office of Graduate Studies does not add the funds to your card.
Women’s Studies Graduate Travel Award
Deadline: April 15
Amount: Past amounts have been up to $1000
Restrictions: Must be presenting on women’s and/or gender issues