Travel Awards

Funds for Travel

The School of Graduate and Advanced Studies has a limited fund for for graduate students and postdocs who want to attend a professional conference or participate in a professional development workshop. This fund can be used for transportation, conference registration fees, and hotel expenses (excluding meals). Travel expenses for students supported on research grants should be paid from the research grant.

The travel allowance provided is up to a maximum of $1000. (It is our hope that additional department funds will sometimes be available.) Reduced fares are often available to individuals who buy their tickets early.

This travel award may be received only once. To request travel funds, a graduate student or postdoc should send an email to Assistant Dean Gary Hutchins, with a cc (copy) of the email to the student’s advisor. The email should include a description of the event, estimated budget, and the source of any other travel funds available to the student. This request for funding must be submitted prior to the conference and endorsed by the student's advisor or the chair of the department. Preference will be given to those who are in the last year of their study, but others are not excluded.

Approved travel expenses will be reimbursed upon return from the conference. All expenses for any Dartmouth College trip must be submitted on one travel voucher, indicating any amount that is reimbursed by the student's department. Original receipts (including boarding passes) are required for all reimbursable expenditures.