The UAF Graduate School announces an opportunity for graduate students in good standing to apply by February 14 for grants to partially cover expenses for travel that will substantially further their education.
Guidelines are as follows:
- Students enrolled in UAF Masters and Doctoral degree programs are eligible.
- Students must be in good academic standing (GPA > 3.0 and all Graduate School paperwork current and on file with the Graduate School [this includes a current, satisfactory Annual Report of Committee required of all second and more year students]).
- Travel must be to present a paper at a professional meeting or workshop, participate in an art or musical performance, attend a field school or short course, or undertake some critical collaboration that must be face-to-face. The trip should contribute directly to the student’s graduate education, research, and/or acquaintance with her/his broader professional community.
- Travel must begin before July 1, 2014 . An opportunity for grants for later travel will be announced in April 2014.
- Funds will be transferred to the student’s department when the application is approved so that they can be used to purchase tickets and/or pay registration fees prior to the trip. If the student does not use all of the money awarded, remaining funds are to be returned to the Graduate School.
- The amounts available will be as follows: $500 for travel within Alaska; $1000 for trips to the rest of US and Canada; $2000 for international travel.
- Applications are due at the Graduate School by close of business on Friday, February 14. Review of applications by a small faculty committee will begin February 17 and results will be announced as soon as possible thereafter.
Students interested in Arctic issues may wish to look at field schools, short courses, and meetings of University of the Arctic members described at uarctic.org. UArctic is a network of about 150 northern universities and research institutes in North America, Scandinavia, and Russia, in which UAF plays a leading role. Most activities are conducted in English. Note however that for this announcement, there is no preference for UArctic-related applications.